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Iowa Gov. Misses Hog on Texas Hunting Trip

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014  |  Updated 4:50 PM CDT
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Iowa Gov. Misses Hog on Texas Hunting Trip

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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, left, speaks with Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell prior to a panel discussion during the 2012 RGA Annual Conference at Encore hotel-casino Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Ronda Churchill)

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Gov. Terry Branstad says he did not nab a wild hog during a hunting trip in Texas this week.

Branstad said Wednesday that the trip was his first time hunting wild pigs.  After waiting to take a shot, he said he missed. Branstad said his group had more success shooting wild ducks, killing seven birds.

Branstad was hunting near Dallas from Sunday through Tuesday. A spokesman said the trip was taken on personal time.

The governor is known as an avid hunter. Last year he shot a buck during a hunting trip in Iowa.
 

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