One of our new regular contributors is Amy Spoon a habitat biologist for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. But Amy recently thought that she would leave the state of Washington for Central California, down near Bakersfield, to go on a hog hunt. "The hog hunt was way better than expected. I was not sure quite what I was getting into when I signed up for it but I think I was expecting to be sitting on a farm over run with hogs, sitting around and just waiting for them to come in and try to get one. But it was great, we actually headed up into the hills and got them there. It was way different. They don't just come in and feed around and stand still. They are moving through those hills and don't stop at all so you are trying to lead a hog at 400 yards and they are running full speed. It is a real challenge and it is definitely difficult. What is the size of these monsters? The biggest one that we got was 250 pounds but they have hogs on these ranches and properties that they say are well over 300 pounds. By the way it was really hot and us Washingtonians weren't ready for that. What were you using for a rifle? A 7 mag and also a 300 short mag. I took my bow to maybe get a shot with my bow but that turned out to be really difficult just because these hogs have armoring in their shoulders that you have to get the perfect shot otherwise the arrow hits those armor plates and bounces off.