THE HELLPIG HUNT: A HUNTING ADVENTURE IN THE WILD WETLANDS AT THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER BY
Author: Humberto Fontova
Publisher: NATIONAL BOOK NETWORK, Oct 2003
Catch up with the gang on vacation in humid, sticky bayou country, out to bag a wild pig. With them are the usual supplies: hunting dogs, Twinkies, & beer. Realize the size & ferocity of the pig they are about to encounter. 6x9 inches, 244 pgs.
Dante described "Upper Hell" as a place where "the lustful, gluttonous, and avaricious" are "blown by strong winds, stung by insects, and put to useless labor." He may as well have been talking about Humberto Fontova and his rowdy gang's hunting trip to Louisiana bayou country. Although, if you toss in details such as: chomped by wild alligators, menaced by deadly serpents, pursued by brutal game wardens, blinded and stranded by a hellacious fog, stomped by a 400 lb. boar, chased by a cloud of poisonous gas, and enticed by exotic dancers, the story sounds more like Homer's Odyssey.
We catch up with the gang from The Helldivers' Rodeo on vacation in humid, sticky bayou country, out to bag a wild pig. With them are the usual supplies: hunting dogs, Twinkies, and beer. Little do they realize the size and ferocity of the pig they are about to encounter--the monstrous wild boars that live in bayou country are descended from a few that escaped Hernando de Soto when he passed through in 1540. They took to the miserable brambles, canebrakes, and mud flats with a vengeance-and that's exactly how they attack. For example: nine times out of ten a lion, buffalo, or even a grizzly will run away from trouble. But, not these pigs--they charge straight at trouble, slashing and goring with their giant tusks, and trampling anything that remains.
Join in on a trip that tests the spirit, the body, and the sense of humor of everyone involved. The action starts as soon as Humberto leaves the house, and doesn't stop until he and his buddies have been shocked, scared, gassed, gored, trampled and battered into submission. In the process, they learn not only about the history, ecology, politics and wildlife of rural Louisiana... but about the emotional, physical, and philosphical depths of human endurance.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Humberto Fontova is a freelance jounalist and an avid outdoorsman. His articles on hunting and fishing have appeared in Sierra, Scuba Times and Bowhunter, to name but a few, and he is a frequent guest on the television show "Polically Incorrect". He is the author of The Helldivers' Rodeo and lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.