I shot a small hog this evening and since she ran out of the swamp I decided to bring Koa out. This was the first hog this year that did not run into the swamp to die so I was pretty excited about getting him on the trail.
Fast forward to putting Koa on the first sign and he was off. He was weaving quite a bit but never left the trail more than a yard or so. When we came upon a large log the hog went over. Koa stopped, looked left then right and all of a sudden he took off left. Just as I was about to call him back he finds a low spot and crosses. Then he heads back to the trail and continues tracking. Next he veers off to the right about 3 yards and sweeps into the hog. I could not feel a breeze but assume the scent had drifted off to the right of the trail.
Once at the hog Koa gave me a look of now what? You had me track to nasty smelling thing? It took a couple minutes for him to figure out this was the prize at the end of the trail. He decided to take a chew or two.
Koa's first hog