Not gonna lie....I love my job, but somedays are just better than others.... Recently @Patrick Rollins , Jackson (my oldest son) and I got to go to Childress TX to do a hog hunt with Ashley Emerson, designer of latest knife the ESEE Ashley Game Knife (ESEE-AGK) We left out of Dalton at 0500 on Monday and made the long drive to Weatherford TX to pick up a friend and then onto Childress the next day....We had access to nearly 25,000 acres to hunt. Given that we saw temps in the 104-108 range we knew we would be hunting over water holes. Jackson was the first to get on the board. Killing a large red boar as we walked to our stand the first hunt. We had been on the ground less than 9 minutes. Our encounter with this hog would qualify as "danger close" and he handled himself and the firearm with a calm proficiency that made his father proud. It was cool to witness my oldest son, and avid hunter, keep calm in a stressful situation and do what needed to be done. This one moment made the hunt for me. Patrick's 45/70 was the next to lay one down...once again hunting over water and the hogs continue to come in. Patrick delivered a shot that stopped the sow DRT (Dead Right There). He was shooting 500+ grain loads from Ashley's company, Garrett Cartridges Defender Ammo, which packs quite a punch. Jackson put another down later that evening. This hog had actually been frequenting camp and causing some issues...Ashley handed him one of his personal guns and Jackson shot the hog on the move at better than 150 yards. After pulling the trigger and seeing the hog go down Jackson turns and looks at Ashley and asked, "WHAT was that?".....it was a 375 H&H....and it got the job done with stunning efficiency. My job, was to capture as much content as possible...on our final morning I was finally able to put a gun in my hand. Hunting out of a blind, Jackson and I arrived well before first light. We crept into the blind and checked our field of view....then began to settle and situation into our blind....within seconds Jackson spotted a hog walking into our shooting lane....Once again, within minutes of arriving, bacon was on the ground and I was on the board....shortly after that, another came in and it was down too....then the real job began...Field dressing two large board... I have to say I was extremely impressed with the design and efficiency of the ESEE-AGK. This design was Ashley's brainchild and you can tell that the guy knows what he is doing. The ergonomics and design makes the difficult task of breaking down these beast much easier. In Ashely's hands it was stunningly efficient. Ashley has spent a lifetime designing gun parts and hunting. His practical knowledge of hunting and gun design only pales in comparison to his shooting ability. On our last day there he put on a shooting clinic for the 3 GA boys....to say this man is proficient with a gun would be an understatement. I learned a tremendous amount on this trip and made some new friends as well....Above all the memories of hunting with my son are priceless. We hope to return next year!