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NY State Bans Boar Hunting

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by desidog, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. desidog

    desidog Well-Known Member

    Just saw this:

    I understand banning the importation of pigs for hunting purposes, but as i read the article, it seems that all hunting of boars is banned...
    So, how is this going to effect the feral pig population already in-state? Without legal hunting, i imagine it can only multiply.
  2. Carl N. Brown

    Carl N. Brown Well-Known Member

    Newspaper reports are the worst place to get reports on game law changes.

    Tennessee has banned sportshunting of wild hogs, transport and release of wild hogs, etc. The details tho' were not necessarily what was reported superficially in the newspapers. Wild hogs are subject to varmint extermination rules. EG, any wild hogs caught in traps cannot leave your property alive. Practically any hunting method can be used by landowner, family, tenants. Depending on wildlife management area (some have special rules), if you are hunting deer and bear, you are clear to kill any wild hogs you see as vermin and pests; you just can't get a game tag for sport hunting wild hogs anymore.

    It would pay to look up the actual NY state hunting regulations. NY Daily News? Enhk.

    The law just passed removes captive bred swine from the list of regulated hunting species. Apparently they are Nuisance and Invasive Species now.

    Last edited: Oct 23, 2013
  3. quartermaster

    quartermaster Well-Known Member

    If Cuomo gets his way, we won't have anything to shoot them with by 2015. He and most legislators in our state are clueless about shooting and hunting.
  4. lobo9er

    lobo9er Well-Known Member

    They know what they are doing. This will create more chaos and confusion, a problem for them to have a solution for. Upstate is led around by the nose by down state. Hunting is surrounded by politics.
  5. MCgunner

    MCgunner Well-Known Member

    And, in DC, one cannot kill a rat. It must be captured and released elsewhere. Meanwhile, I hope the politicians all get the black plague. :rolleyes: PETA runs the liberal states. NY is no different. Lots of folks here consider hogs just big rats. :D I mean, I'd rather EAT hogs, but hey, there are similarities in natality rate.
  6. Patocazador

    Patocazador Well-Known Member

    In that case there should be no murders there. ;)
  7. Hammer-52

    Hammer-52 Well-Known Member

    Banning the importation and hunting of eurasian boar is the right answer. Those guys breed like rabbits and would QUICKLY get out of hand. They should kill all the eurasian boars in the state soonest.

    Just look at the damage feral pigs are doing in the south. I've lived and hunted them in Germany and they are great to hunt but, in many areas they are out of control.

    Just my two pennies.
  8. LeonCarr

    LeonCarr Well-Known Member

    If you live in NYS, shoot every wild hog you see. Period.

    Just my .02,
  9. MCgunner

    MCgunner Well-Known Member

    99 percent of all the "wild boar" in America are feral, brought into this country originally by the Spanish in the 16th century. There are spots where there are European phenotype, but the genotype and the breeding habits are no different. Wild feral hogs are similar to European even in looks. Some are black just like European. I've trapped a lot of European boar in Calhoun County Texas which has many. About the only way I can tell the difference from a black colored feral is the length of the snout. Certainly the natality rate and infant survival rate are the same. European stock phenotype and feral can and do breed and produce fertile offspring just as a collie can interbreed with a wild Wolf and produce fertile offspring. They're the same species.

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