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Old August 29, 2009, 11:27 AM   #326
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Definitely see the rott in him.
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Old August 29, 2009, 11:54 AM   #327
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Old August 29, 2009, 12:08 PM   #328
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People now consider a dachshund to be a lap dog. They were originally bred to go after badgers in the badger's den. Something like that would not have any problem dealing with a feral hog.
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Old August 29, 2009, 04:39 PM   #329
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That is true Jim, most folks do not know that about the breed.

Good info!


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Old August 31, 2009, 09:48 PM   #330
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so what happened to the last pig
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Old September 1, 2009, 05:51 PM   #331
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I have a few game-cam pics of the last pig....but it shows up at odd times of the day. It will eventually seek out a sounder to join.

If it stays around here and develops any kind of a "pattern"....then it will become # 45.
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Old September 3, 2009, 01:02 PM   #332
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I know you have said that corn works fine, but there is a cheap and available sweetener near you. If you know anyone making biodiesel they have a byproduct called glycerol. It is a mix of glycerin, methanol, and potassium hydroxide (KOH). Some makers distill out the methanol and reuse it. If you can find some that has had the methanol removed you can neutralize the KOH and use it as a sweetener. It does not take much and is EXTREMELY effective. So effective that my home made soap with glycerin in it cannot be used to wash out a child's mouth for cussing. It tastes too good!

There are several studies that have been done to use glycerin mixed with (you name it) as a livestock feed. Cattle fight over glycerin enhanced feed.

Here is one on adding it to chicken feed: http://www.thepoultrysite.com/articl...n-for-broilers

If you were near me I could give you a couple of 55 gallon barrels of the stuff.

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Old September 4, 2009, 11:08 AM   #333
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What do you do with the dead hogs that you aren't going to eat? Just leave them somewhere for the vultures? Bury them? In some of the pics I see vultures, in others I see a hog strung up, in others, in others scooped up by a front end loader.
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Old September 4, 2009, 10:02 PM   #334
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What do you do with the dead hogs that you aren't going to eat? Just leave them somewhere for the vultures? Bury them? In some of the pics I see vultures, in others I see a hog strung up, in others, in others scooped up by a front end loader.

See posts #102, 104, 115, 187, 264, 265, 308
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Old September 5, 2009, 12:36 PM   #335
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This is why I don’t want hogs around.

I am primarily interested in Deer Hunting and providing an opportunity for my Daughter to take a decent buck each year.

With hogs present….the deer absolutely vacate the area. Just one more reason why we exterminate hogs around here.




I know that puts me in a different camp, many folks actually enjoy hunting hogs and WANT them around. I suppose if I was not inundated with them and they were less destructive....I wouldn't mind having a few around the place.

But such is not case.
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Old September 5, 2009, 06:44 PM   #336
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That is a really nice looking buck.
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Old September 5, 2009, 08:47 PM   #337
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You should run a THR hunt lodge. Year round hog slaying for $20 a night. BYOCG (bring your own camping gear).
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Old September 5, 2009, 10:07 PM   #338
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Flintknapper:
I just want to thank you for the most interesting blog I have ever read. These 14 pages have read like a Grissom novel! You have both informed and entertained us. Great pics., great writing. I look forward to reading more of the "Adventures of Flintknapper and the never ending Hog battle". Many thanks.
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Old September 6, 2009, 05:55 PM   #339
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Old September 6, 2009, 10:22 PM   #340
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u should totally do a hunting lodge id pay for my anything you wanted me to if'n i got to shoot a hog
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Old September 7, 2009, 05:35 PM   #341
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this has got to be one of the best threads ive ever read. I never knew how traps work or how quickly hogs can come back. You do a great job of writing and explaining things as well.

My question is. Do the neighboring property owners just rely on yall to get rid of there problem as well?
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Old September 7, 2009, 05:43 PM   #342
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Nice work on keepin the population in check...I was doin a bit of that this past weekend...I'll get a pic of the boar I got when my buddy sends it to me..

Here it is...sorry bout it bein sidways but I cant figure out how to change it around...
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Old September 7, 2009, 07:49 PM   #343
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My question is. Do the neighboring property owners just rely on yall to get rid of there problem as well?
Virtually all land owners in this community are of one accord (Hogs= bad).

Some are able to do more about the situation than others. Not everyone has the time to devote to it that I do. Others, are simply too old for the activity involved.

But, yes....to varying degrees, our neighbors are also involved in the effort to control hog populations.

Unfortunately, the habitat here is ideal for hogs and they are very intelligent animals. Hogs are also prolific breeders, so with all things combined...it makes for a steady supply of pigs (despite efforts to keep their numbers down).

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Old September 8, 2009, 09:43 AM   #344
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Flint, Well im glad to hear you have some help in one way or another.

I personally have never seen a hog while hunting but on Fort Jackson where I hunt the game warden encourages anyone, anytime, to kill a Hog if seen.

Well we are all glad to see your deer are returning and that you have been able to keep the hogs in check. Keep us informed
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Old September 16, 2009, 12:20 PM   #345
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Welp, I thought I had finally gotten my hog problem under control out here, then milo was planted and I was gone for 6 months, now there are hogs everywhere, and these little basterds are getting more aggressive. The other day I was just checking the fields out, and got bluff charged by one that had been hiding in the grass. Never got to see the guy, but I had no trees behind me, and only about 10ft of room between the grass and a creek. Scared the snot out of me, never got to see the pig clear enough to take a shot (and I'm not one to pray and spray...)

Good luck Flint, hope that you keep them to a minimum at least till the end of deer season.
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Old September 21, 2009, 08:29 PM   #346
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finally! a practical use for all the mall-ninjas with m-203's mounted on their AR's!
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Old September 21, 2009, 11:43 PM   #347
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Flint, this is an epic story. Ever think of writing it down and publishing it? It makes for interesting reading for sportsmen. Heck, the hogs might actually provide a usefull attribute for a change- material for sequels!
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Old September 22, 2009, 12:26 AM   #348
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Flint, this is an epic story. Ever think of writing it down and publishing it? It makes for interesting reading for sportsmen. Heck, the hogs might actually provide a usefull attribute for a change- material for sequels!
That would be a welcome change Brock....but its hard to imagine hogs providing me anything other than a "stroke". The little devils!
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Old September 22, 2009, 09:24 AM   #349
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That would be a welcome change Brock....but its hard to imagine hogs providing me anything other than a "stroke". The little devils!
Well, if you have a heart attack, you should have plenty of potential new valves.
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Old September 22, 2009, 09:42 AM   #350
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I read this entire thread straight through yesterday... Like a drama... I couldn't wait to see what happened next. Was laughing out loud some times... like the corn arrow... spot ... etc.

Was very sad to see that I got to the end. I don't wish any more hogs on you... but I do hope that this continues as it has been very fun to read and so well written... great photos...

Thanks for the fun Flint
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