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Old March 13, 2012, 06:07 PM   #1126
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That right there is getting a bit carried away!!!
Obviously they are concerned about cheaters, trespassers and somebody getting stupid. Assuming I did the math right, there's $28,500 in prize money.

Hmmm? Go Flint, Go! Go Blake, Go!

It'd be nice if somebody here won some of that cash!
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Old March 13, 2012, 09:36 PM   #1127
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Flint,

I do not know if you would be interested, but I guarantee you could place in (if not win) this contest. I don't know if you are located too far South for the eligible counties.

http://kfxk.m0bl.net/r/xmxad

I was hesistant to post this because I plan on participating. I figured getting rid of more of these buggers is a more beneficial.

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Hi Blake,

Wulf Outdoor Sports ran the same contest last year and it looked to be fairly successful. I didn't really follow it too closely...but I do know it generated a lot of interest.

I do live in one of the eligible counties and live very close to Shelby county...but I don't reside there, so I would not be eligible for any of the bonus money, (if I were interested in entering).

I am happy to see the efforts of Wulf Outdoors to help bring attention to the Feral Hog problem we face in Texas.

It is my hope that future contests (and monies spent) will evolve into something that includes public education concerning this invasive species... and not focus solely on attracting customers to their parking lot (though there is nothing wrong with that).

I won't be participating in the contest, but wish everyone the best of luck.

I look forward to seeing what is submitted this year.

I cautiously predict overall numbers will be less than last year, but I expect to see a heavier hog entered in the "biggest/heaviest hog category".
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Old March 17, 2012, 03:53 PM   #1128
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so- you have to bring all your dead hogs with you? boy- talk about stinky if you shot a few on the 11th and had to wait till the 21 lol!


regardless, i spoke with an ole' boy up in new york earlier this week.


he was a pig farmer, and said used cooking oil (like deep fryer) mixed with ground corn meal into a oatmeal type paste works fantastic.

anyone tried this? i will, next time i go, for fun. you never know what works! lol
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Old March 19, 2012, 09:31 PM   #1129
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I have never tried the corn/grease mix but it falls in the "Nasty" category so i bet the hogs will love it.

I work at a brewery and one of my favorite baits is a bunch of used grain left to sit sealed in a plastic drum for a week. when you open it up, the barrel smells like vinegar, uncooked bread dough, and mildew. If i dump a bunch out on the ground the next morning a 20 ft circle will be rooted down to bare earth.

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Old March 20, 2012, 03:01 AM   #1130
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Considering what those critters will eat, think what a mess the world would be without them.
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Old March 20, 2012, 10:12 AM   #1131
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Yeah, I guess they're like four-legged maggots.
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Old March 21, 2012, 11:42 AM   #1132
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Flint, Thanks for the info. I have found your posts more informative than any dfg website or other personal site on pigs anatomy, habits, hunting, trapping and snaring. I use small terrier dogs for pest control on homestead farms but pigs are new to me and the info is invaluable. Nice work on the stone as well, I give away my antlers no nappers and no one ever made anything that looked like yours. Your attitude and attention to detail are far beyond average in all that you do, cheers. Ps. could use you in NZ why not make a lifestyle out of it?
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Old March 21, 2012, 11:05 PM   #1133
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^^^^^^^^^

Thank you for your kind words L/D.

Best of luck to you when hog hunting.

I can imagine certain parts of New "Z" would offer extremely difficult conditions under which to pursue hogs.

Take care and welcome to the forum.

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Old March 22, 2012, 07:25 PM   #1134
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Night Vision Arrived

Flint, I finally got my PVS14 in and got to play with it last weekend. No hogs showed, but several corn raiding racoons bit the dust. That is probably why no hogs showed right.

BTW it is not on my Socom as that would be a one shot kill to the unit. Got it mounted behind my daytime scope on the 223.
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Old March 22, 2012, 07:44 PM   #1135
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rgilbert, that unit isn't designed for the recoil of ANY rifle. The harmonics of recoil in the .223 are high frequency in nature and will eventually damage it.
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Old March 22, 2012, 07:50 PM   #1136
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rgilbert, that unit isn't designed for the recoil of ANY rifle. The harmonics of recoil in the .223 are high frequency in nature and will eventually damage it.
I'm not so sure. The web site PVS14.com says:
"The most versatile night vision system on the market, the PVS-14 Alpha can be used hands-free, weapons mounted or attached to a camera or camcorder for nighttime photography. Five Year Warranty on the L3 Image Intensifier and all PVS-14 Alpha components."

I saw a few other places that said the same thing, that the device may be "weapons mounted".
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Old March 22, 2012, 09:00 PM   #1137
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They even sell the weapons mount for it.
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Old March 22, 2012, 09:21 PM   #1138
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I was down to see the folks last weekend in Groesbeck, TX to see my folks. There was no new signs of hog activity and my dad said he hasn't see any in some time. And they've been scarce on the neighbor's land too.

Do they actually range that far or have they abandoned the area for greener pastures?

They've had plenty of rain and everything is greening up. It's not hot yet...so where did they go?
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Old March 22, 2012, 09:25 PM   #1139
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It's only MIL-STD-810 compliant. Not MIL-STD-810F. 810F is the recoil compliant testing. 810 is atmospheric and environmental testing only. Also, there is no mention of weapons usage.

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Old March 22, 2012, 09:40 PM   #1140
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...so where did they go?
They heard Flint has lots of space....

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Old March 23, 2012, 10:14 AM   #1141
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PVS14 Weapon mounted

Freedom Fighter. Thanks for the heads up. My buddy has been using his mounted on a 223 for the past three years. No problems as of this time. When reading the owners manuel it does have the quote you posted, but in the same manuel it states they sell a weapons mount. I'll contact ITT and get their opinion on this. I sure hate to trash something this expensive.
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Old March 24, 2012, 05:21 PM   #1142
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Flint...I have been hunting piggys my whole life..And I have enjoyed this thread,as stated several times it has been entertaining and info packed.I hunt a state WMA(wildlife managment area)hard wood bottom land swamp and every so often someone new to hog hunting asks me lots of these same questions you have answered,the pictures are worth a thousand words.Now I have someplace to refer these guys to,again thank you and the mods for running this.
oh,almost forgot,this area gets a huge amount of pressure.We have noticed the hogs started running several years back,10-15 years ago,they would stop and stand their ground.Now they run like they are out of the gate at Belmont.
I love that Socom...right now I use what ever,22 during Squirrel season(small hogs).During deer season either a 30-06 or a 35 Whelan.Haven't used a AR,since I was in the Army,but with all the Cool toys(attactments/calibers)that can be had...well I just may have to bite the bullet so to speak and get one....Again thank you for the post
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Old March 30, 2012, 10:49 AM   #1143
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http://www.naturalnews.com/035372_Mi...m_freedom.html

Saw this on the web and do not know how valid it is but I will bet a donut it will not happen in Texas......

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(NaturalNews) The state of Michigan is only days away from engaging in what can only be called true "animal genocide" -- the mass murder of ranch animals based on the color of their hair. It's all part of a shocking new "Invasive Species Order" (ISO) put in place by Michigan's Department of Natural Resources (DNR). This Invasive Species Order suddenly and shockingly defines virtually all open-range pigs raised by small family farms to be illegal "invasive species," and possession of just one of these animals is now a felony crime in Michigan, punishable by up to four years in prison.

http://youtu.be/843yH_0RMIA is a video of a Michigan pig farmer.

Maybe someone from Michigan knows what is going on?
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Old March 30, 2012, 12:24 PM   #1144
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Sky, that is a blown out of proportion article (typical of that site). The Michigan DNR is actually going after the "Hog Farms" that have feral and true "Russians" on property for the purpose of hunting. The state is done dealing with the after affects of these "hog farms" and is taking steps to eliminate them. The "farmers" are trying to get around the newer law that Michigan adopted against the raising of these animals for the purpose of hunting. The "farmers" are now trying to claim they are "free ranging" livestock verses an animal that is being raised for hunting purposes and profit being derived from them as such.
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Old March 30, 2012, 02:58 PM   #1145
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One farmer's free range livestock is his neighbor's invasive species. Time to fence the "open range" Maybe instead of a "bob-wire" wars Michigan will have a hog-wire wars.
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Old March 30, 2012, 03:02 PM   #1146
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Sky, that is a blown out of proportion article (typical of that site). The Michigan DNR is actually going after the "Hog Farms" that have feral and true "Russians" on property for the purpose of hunting. The state is done dealing with the after affects of these "hog farms" and is taking steps to eliminate them. The "farmers" are trying to get around the newer law that Michigan adopted against the raising of these animals for the purpose of hunting. The "farmers" are now trying to claim they are "free ranging" livestock verses an animal that is being raised for hunting purposes and profit being derived from them as such.
Still gonna get people riled up if they were true meat farmers but that makes more sense; Thanks!
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Old March 30, 2012, 03:29 PM   #1147
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Sky is doesnt matter they will never get them all
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Old March 30, 2012, 05:26 PM   #1148
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The real "pork" farmers are by and far NOT the target. It's the greedy IDIOTS that keep breeding, importing, and trapping/relocating these feral hogs for the purposes of attracting paying hog hunters. No fence will contain these damn things for very long. They will burrow under them or wear down the posts, eventually knocking them down. They are MUCH smarter than some want to give credit for and WILL find a way out. Farm raised hogs have no need to "get loose" because they have everything they need brought to them on a daily basis and have had as much since the day they were born. Now granted, most of these hogs that are being raised "free range" for the purpose of hunting don't really try to get loose because they are pretty well fed but as soon as some "hunting" pressure is applied, their instincts kick in and escape is the ONLY thing that's on their minds. And it only takes a few, "VERY FEW" escapees to create a problem because of their frequent breeding cycles. To put it in easy terms, ONE male and TWO females can become as many as 40 in less than a year!
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Old April 13, 2012, 02:36 PM   #1149
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Hmmmmmmm!

This guy comes through about every 3 days or so. Always between 10:00 p.m. and Midnight, so not too terribly late….but not as often as I would like.



If he keeps it up…I guess I’ll go and wait on him a night or two.

Mosquitoes are starting to show up now though….and I hate mosquitoes.

I am hoping he will start coming in earlier (and more often).

Besides…I have some “Beartooth” 525 gr. bullets coming in next week and I’d really like to try them out on a hog, but he might not hang around that long.
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Old April 14, 2012, 01:27 PM   #1150
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I swear, he almost looks like a warthog in that pic.
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