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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

    Have had a few pics of this 'lone' hog on my game cams lately, so I thought I'd take my rifle and go sit on a stand to see if he would show up.

    Usually, I wouldn't bother with a small Boar...since they tend to just 'pass through', but it is almost Deer Season here and I didn't want him to show up at exactly the wrong time and scare off the deer (I've had that happen before).


    Anyway, I keep a couple of traps baited out this time of the year and the path to my stand takes me close to one of them. I decided to go and check it...and luckily found the little pest already in it!

    Sometimes you get a 'break', but mostly NOT!

  2. Twmaster

    Twmaster Well-Known Member

    Flint, are those 4" squares in your fence? If so I'm guessing he's about 20" tall?

    Not a big fellah. So is he feeding the 'yotes and buzzards or wrapped up in butcher paper?

    A good friend of mine is part owner of a 60+ acre place up north of Wolf City. We were out there yesterday zeroing some new rifles and decided to take a trek down to the tank way over on the east side of the property.

    We did not see any signs of hogs, although the dried reeds were mashed down in the shallower spots. Not much water in the hole. The deep spots had maybe 4 inches. I think I saw a couple of deer tracks in the dried up edge though.
  3. countertop

    countertop Well-Known Member

    Heh, looks like I'm gonna be in Dallas for a business trip the last week of January. How far away do I need to think of heading in order to get on some hogs?
  4. Twmaster

    Twmaster Well-Known Member

    The trouble is finding somebody that will let you on their land.
  5. sargas23

    sargas23 Well-Known Member


    There are plenty of places near Dallas where you can go whack some hogs. You will have to pay for the hunt though, and it costs approx. $250 and up depending on where you are hunting. We usually use one of the hog eradication guys to get us set up on the property we'll be hunting on, so I recommend looking for them on the internet. We've used CountryBoysHogDoggin' and I think they give you an option to hunt with dogs or you can set up in a blind. We were hunting last weekend near Commerce which is about 30-45 mins east of Dallas.
  6. Flintknapper

    Flintknapper Well-Known Member

    Sometimes you can’t find a hog to save your life, other times they just drop right in your lap (go figure).

    I went to go check my game cameras and to see if the corn feeder needed filling. It was already well after dark before I got down there. I always take at least my pistol with me.

    I have to park some distance from the area…because it is planted in oats for the deer and I don’t want to drive through it.

    I was making no effort to be quiet and had changed the card in one camera and started walking over to the other. The two cameras are perhaps 150 yds. apart and the feeder is between the two.

    As I neared the feeder I could hear a ‘crunching’ sound…so I slowed down and quietly moved toward it.

    The little bit of wind was in my favor…so I just kept walking. I stopped at what I guessed to be 15 yds out and shone my flashlight under the feeder.

    There was a lone pig (small red boar) just standing there like nothing was wrong. All lit up like a Christmas Tree…and seemingly unconcerned.

    I had already drawn my .45 before getting close….so all that was left to do….was snick off the safety and take the shot. The bullet struck him just under his right ear and down he went.

    A gift from the pig fairy…..I guess. :confused:

  7. allaroundhunter

    allaroundhunter Well-Known Member

    Well dang, Flint, some guys get all of the luck (if that's what you wanna call it)!

    I just got finished setting up a deer feeder about a month ago, and within 4 days of having it up and running there was a sounder who were frequenting it. I went out there with a 12 ga and 00 buck and my brother with an AR and we got 5 down with a 6th hit pretty badly that ran deep into some brush.

    Since then we haven't seen any sign of them going near that feeder!
  8. ROGER4314

    ROGER4314 Well-Known Member

    Folks from other areas may not understand how destructive the hogs are in East Texas. They are a major pest here and multiply like rabbits.

  9. Blue68f100

    Blue68f100 Well-Known Member

    My dad called this afternoon telling me my trap I built 6mo ago worked. He had a hog tearing up his yard for over a week. I told him the trap was set and needed baiting. He kept telling me the trap is in the wrong place, I told him to bait it they will come. I told him to use tainted corn with diesel fuel. After baiting the trap he caught a ~200# sow 4 days later. 1 more down and many many more to go......
  10. Flintknapper

    Flintknapper Well-Known Member

    Sigh………. :(

    You can kill them and kill them….but they just make more!

  11. bldsmith

    bldsmith Well-Known Member

    Time to get the piledriver out and line em up.:)
  12. Flintknapper

    Flintknapper Well-Known Member

    Might be just the “ticket”. ;)

    I’ve got some loaded up already.

    540 grains of hard cast lead.

  13. halogrinder

    halogrinder Well-Known Member

    bad ass :smokin:

    thats your 458 SOCOM, right?
  14. SciFiJim

    SciFiJim Well-Known Member

    Flintknappper, do you purchase those or did you cast them yourself?
  15. Twmaster

    Twmaster Well-Known Member

    That's some hard hitting hog hammer man.

    While I'm just plain happy to see you eliminate those hogs (with extreme prejudice), those three little shoats on the left have interesting color patterns
  16. Flintknapper

    Flintknapper Well-Known Member

    You can't see all of the hogs in the pic above...but in the video I have of them there are 5 that are striped and 5 that are black.

    The majority of the hogs we have are black...but we also have other solid colors (Reddish, Tan, Buff), then mixed colors (black and white, red and black).

    The striped pigs above will likely turn all black or dark red as they grow up.

    No matter the color...they are equally undesirable.
  17. Sergei Mosin

    Sergei Mosin Well-Known Member

    Now that's what I call a target-rich environment. If only I still lived in Texas...
  18. Flintknapper

    Flintknapper Well-Known Member

    Have a few free days...

    It’s a ‘start’ anyway.

    Four Boars and a Sow.


    But…. looking to catch up with this guy.

  19. bldsmith

    bldsmith Well-Known Member

    So did you get em with the pile-driver? Looks like someone should be having a pretty good bbq.
  20. bldsmith

    bldsmith Well-Known Member

    Wow, I just noticed those cutters. Man he's a bigun.

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