Way­point: Dou­ble trou­ble

Outdoor Life - - CONTENTS - WAY­POINT —Alex Robin­son

The catch dog is the clos­ing pitcher of a hog hunt. He charges in to end the game, and the faster he can do it, the bet­ter. You’d be hard-pressed to find two more ded­i­cated catch dogs than Diva (left) and Tank.

They’re Randy Brown’s aces, and on this morn­ing, in eastern Alabama, the pair had just downed a young boar and were en­joy­ing a quick breather and some praise. (See more pho­tos from the hunt on p. 72.) Both are Amer­i­can bull­dogs, a breed with a sto­ried his­tory of guard­ing South­ern home­steads and catch­ing wild pigs. Old-timers told Brown that the Amer­i­can bull­dog’s size and power were un­ri­valed for catch­ing wild pigs. He’s never been able to prove them wrong.

SUM­MER 2018

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