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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


    Gunner, one of the best things about using a game camera (besides letting you see what is out there) is the ability to determine WHEN they are coming through and with what frequency.

    Often times... a group of hogs will come through and you won't see them again for a long time. Other times...they decide to stay around for awhile, which affords you an opportunity to pattern them (time wise) and perhaps set up a blind to shoot them from.

    Best of luck with your problem Sir and thanks for the pics.

    Last edited: Mar 23, 2013
  2. Twmaster

    Twmaster Well-Known Member

    There. I fixed it for ya.

  3. Ms_Dragon

    Ms_Dragon Well-Known Member


    Laughing myself sick here ATM.

    Man, I'm liking your style!
  4. Gunner11

    Gunner11 Well-Known Member

    Excellent idea

    Twmaster what an excellent idea, now if i can rig then to fire at the same time as the camera that would be something, oh wait someone has probably done that already.
  5. Patocazador

    Patocazador Well-Known Member

    Gunner11: I noticed that all of the pigs were spotted. Is that the norm in NZ?
  6. Gunner11

    Gunner11 Well-Known Member

    Patocazador, the answer is no, round our place they are mostly spotted but you get the occasional solid colour black or ginger. In other areas solid colours are the norm. Pig hunters often introduce piglets or sows from other areas to "add new blood" which annoys a lot of landowners and kind of hampers efforts to keep bovine Tb under control.
    Still the plus side is the Ministry of Ag and fish pays a bounty of $75 a head for pigs when they are conducting a survey.
    Paid for a lot of ammo and a new gun last year that way.
    Photos are from last years easter hunt and shows the dominant colours round here.

    Attached Files:

  7. bldsmith

    bldsmith Well-Known Member

    :what::what::what: That's what I call a MEAT pole...
  8. Flintknapper

    Flintknapper Well-Known Member

    Need to make time to get down in the woods and take care of these (showed up yesterday).

    I don't know how to properly embed this video, but I think you can click on it and see it in my photobucket site. Or if a mod can embed here (or teach me) that would be great.

    Last edited: Mar 29, 2013
  9. JRH6856

    JRH6856 Well-Known Member

    Flint, I hope you are well stocked with ammo. ;)
  10. Flintknapper

    Flintknapper Well-Known Member


    I keep a few on hand.


    And a few more ready to load.


  11. JRH6856

    JRH6856 Well-Known Member

    I know you are good shot but I've read this thread and that doesn't look like near enough. :evil:
  12. Twmaster

    Twmaster Well-Known Member

    I think this quote fits...

    "Bring guns. Lots of guns."

    That's some purdy ammo there Flint.
  13. Ms_Dragon

    Ms_Dragon Well-Known Member

    Time to start baiting some traps with that all important corn arrow!
  14. hrvatska1

    hrvatska1 Member

    This thread is like my dream come true. I love hogs but there are no feral hogs here in Northeast Pennsylvania.

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  15. G'dale Mike

    G'dale Mike Well-Known Member

    A few of my pigs

    Down on a lil clearing where i throw corn out. A nice sounder of sows and shoats from last year
    Boar thats been dropping by about 8 every night.

    A few sows dropped by early this morning
    Sow i shot a month ago. My lil jagd terrier bayed her, my bulldog (and the jagd helped) caught her up under a rock ledge up a steep hill and i couldnt get to her legs to pull her out and stick her, so i put the 40 cal xd to her
    This is one of the baddest looking boarhogs to come through. He's my "great white whale"" one day, Moby Dick, one day
  16. bldsmith

    bldsmith Well-Known Member

    DAAAAANNNNGGGG that boar would make on nice full body mount. Love the crest...
  17. Patocazador

    Patocazador Well-Known Member

    G'dale Mike: Are there hogs around B'ham now? I lived there in the 70s and had to go down to Jackson to hog hunt.
  18. Twmaster

    Twmaster Well-Known Member


    I'm lucky enough to get to shoot on some private land up near Ladonia, TX (30 acres!)

    We don't hunt the place but the possibility exists. Anyhow, we went out there today to do some shooting and found this big spot in the grass tore up. Also found a bunch of other places that looked like it had been rooted up. Even got a photo of a hoof print.

    Are these hog signs?

    Pic one: The big holes.


    Pic two: inside the top hole:


    Maybe they also used it as a wallow?

    A hoof print:


    So is this mess the handiwork of feral hogs?

    Other than the other rooted up spots I did not see any hog signs like rubbing on fence posts or trees nearby and none of us were dressed for a hike down to the natural tank out on the back side of the property to look for other hog signs.

    Thank you.
  19. Blue68f100

    Blue68f100 Well-Known Member

    Yes, Now you see why they are so destructive.
  20. Patocazador

    Patocazador Well-Known Member

    Those "big" places aren't wallows. They're just from hogs rooting for food. Wallows are usually smooth from the hogs siding around in them.

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