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Not again.......! Feral Hog Control in East Texas

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Flintknapper, May 13, 2009.

  1. Flintknapper

    Flintknapper Well-Known Member

    It never ends!

    We just got rid of one sounder, now (a month later)….there is a new group.

    This is just one area they have rooted up in the pasture (there are others):

    I have managed to get this group baited into a “lane” between our property and the neighbor.



    For now…there is no more damage to the pasture….but the destruction (so far)… is probably 3-4 acres in total.

    Because of the confined area these hogs are in….I will not be able to “shoot out” this bunch. Time to assemble the hog trap I guess.

  2. Man I wish you could give them to me! Wish I had hogs on ma huntin grounds.
  3. Flintknapper

    Flintknapper Well-Known Member

    Dr. Tad wrote:

    Believe me.....you don't. ;)

    Yeah, they're fun when they first appear in an area...but they quickly become a nuisance.

    Perhaps from a hunter's perspective...they could remain a novelty, but you will be hard pressed to find a land owner that finds them desirable.

    They are considered "four legged fire ants" around here.
  4. countertop

    countertop Well-Known Member

    You ever try setting out a judas sow?

    Folks I know in Oklahoma swear by it
  5. Flintknapper

    Flintknapper Well-Known Member

    To locate a herd? Or do you mean the practice of using an estrous sow kept in a pen to attract boars?
  6. Flyboy

    Flyboy Well-Known Member

    Flintknapper, I have a .45-70 and better than two weeks of vacation left. Tell me when to be there.
  7. flipajig

    flipajig Well-Known Member

    same here win 44 mag . just tell me when and where
  8. Everyone always says that. NO, I do. I wouldn't tire of having year round hunting of large ungulates which are tasty to eat - I have no crops or anything of the sort. I promise, I would do nothing but enjoy their presence.
  9. janobles14

    janobles14 Well-Known Member

    so its a thr pig hunt at flint's place then? im in!
  10. cbrgator

    cbrgator Well-Known Member

    I'm down.
  11. wankerjake

    wankerjake Well-Known Member

    Oh I would love to shoot some hogs. They may be pests but at least they are delicious, unlike coyotes and skunks and such.
  12. armoredman

    armoredman Well-Known Member

    Sounds like you have a bunch of people willing to help you with this problem... :)
  13. cyclopsshooter

    cyclopsshooter Well-Known Member

    3" 4bk woo-hoo!
  14. ijosef

    ijosef Well-Known Member

    Ah, good ol' feral pigs! We don't have them in Minnesota (at least not to my knowledge), but when I vacationed in Florida this past March there were times you could see them in the ditches just milling about. People from other states have told me that there's no season for 'em. Apparently they're an invasive species, and supremely adapted to survival - hence the fact that they multiply like crazy and get everywhere.
  15. TehK1w1

    TehK1w1 Well-Known Member

    Last I heard Flint wasn't able/willing to bring people in to hunt them, but if he ever changes his mind, I'm in :)
  16. Carbon Helix

    Carbon Helix Member

    I grew up in South and Central Texas, but there is nothing wrong with a little East Texas BBQ.
  17. chas08

    chas08 Well-Known Member

    40 years ago when an occassional wild hog was considered a prize on our hunting grounds I would have agreed with you. Or if you could limit their range to "your hunting grounds only" I might still agree with you. But knowing what I know, I 've got to agree with Flintknapper on this one. Hogs are like a fire you can't put out or a plague you cant cure. They affect everything they come in contact with, crops, land, wildlife, negatively. The thrill of hunting and killing them fades quickly and you can only consume so much pork. Yet you're still left with this ever growing, ever destructive, eating machine.
  18. Todd1700

    Todd1700 Well-Known Member

    Do not wish for these pests. If all you wanted to do was just hog hunt then maybe you would like having them on your place. But they spread like wildfire and will compete for resources with other game species on your land. They will eat anything including the eggs of a turkey nest if found. The sows can have multiple litters per year. It is also pretty unbelievable how badly they can tear up the ground on your land. The photo at the top of this thread is mild. We have one field that has some type of roots they like to eat. It now looks like a firing range for 155 milimeter Howitzers. Seriously, it's that bad. Hundreds of holes that are 3 feet wide and nearly knee deep. We consider them a shoot on sight plague.
  19. 351 WINCHESTER

    351 WINCHESTER Well-Known Member

    A lot of places in fl are overrun with these critters. You can kill as many as you want all year round, no size limit as long as you're on private land. The game and fish comission is even having special hunts on selected management areas to thin them out. I suspect this trend will continue.
  20. Jmurman

    Jmurman Well-Known Member

    Man I'd love to go hog hunting!

    We don't have any of the four legged hogs here in MD...about 60 miles south of here they have hundreds and maybe thousands of the TWO legged variety.

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