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Old June 24, 2009, 06:02 PM   #151
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If spot is snared you just need to take a can of black spray paint with you
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Old June 24, 2009, 11:14 PM   #152
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Old June 24, 2009, 11:18 PM   #153
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If "Spot" is snared, it may be time to practice the three S's.

If "Spot" is snared (and still alive) she will be released immediately. If "Spot" is not still "with us" I will just need to MOVE.

I might get away with Shoot Shovel Shut-Up for awhile... but eventually my daughter would suspect something.
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Old June 25, 2009, 06:09 AM   #154
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I might get away with Shoot Shovel Shut-Up for awhile... but eventually my daughter would suspect something.
coyotes, have been known to take down large animals... find a pack and give them a good feeding.
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Old June 25, 2009, 08:15 AM   #155
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coyotes, have been known to take down large animals... find a pack and give them a good feeding.

I wouldn't have to "find" them around here. The only thing more numerous than Coyotes in East Texas is Fire Ants.


Anyway, last night "Coons" fouled both snares, the boar was a "No Show" and I only have one pic of "Spot" peeking out from the brush directly behind the bait site.

We'll try again tonight.
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Old June 25, 2009, 08:43 AM   #156
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Try hunting hogs when you can't trap them or hunt at night. They expect you to crawl on your hands and knees in the bush to find them during the day when they burrow into the bush.
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Old June 25, 2009, 10:55 AM   #157
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I'm thinking Option 1 from post #144 is your 'safest' bet... considering Spot has diplomatic immunity with your daughter...
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Old June 25, 2009, 11:16 AM   #158
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I am forced to agree with option 1 post 144 but jeez that's going to be miserable. I lived on Texas Gulf coast and East Texas for years. This time of year you're gonna be lucky if the mosquitoes don't drag you kickin' and screaming out of the hide.
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Old June 25, 2009, 01:11 PM   #159
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I am forced to agree with option 1 post 144 but jeez that's going to be miserable. I lived on Texas Gulf coast and East Texas for years. This time of year you're gonna be lucky if the mosquitoes don't drag you kickin' and screaming out of the hide
Isn't that the truth!

I can take the heat and humidity (for awhile), but the prospect of fainting from blood loss...is something less than appealing.

And lest anyone suggest using a "repellent/deet", let me just say: Texas mosquitoes are big, bad...and committed. They are not easily "repelled".
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Old June 25, 2009, 03:27 PM   #160
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the NC state bird has been bad this year too. all the swamps here make them really bad. and im the person that they love

if you have any cattle or horses light a small fire and toss a piece of dried scat into the fire they go away really fast then
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Old June 25, 2009, 04:35 PM   #161
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sounds like you guys need green berets lol maybe arm them with those 458socom ar-15s silenced of course. I'm starting to find an odd resemblance between manhunt and hoghunt so much planning and tactics with all the things your taking into consideration I would be thinking your hunting one of us not hogs, smart little sons of a sow
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Old June 25, 2009, 04:39 PM   #162
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If your into hunting this is definately the equivalent of The Hills lol if problem becomes worse read my signature
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Old June 25, 2009, 07:42 PM   #163
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Good information Readyrod. I will probably try the bandana trick next time I go Mountainbiking at Blankets Creek in North Georgia. I always get eaten up when I ride there.
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Old June 26, 2009, 05:43 AM   #164
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. . . Texas mosquitoes . . . PS. sorry to get off topic, I'm more interested in the hogs. The mosquitoes are a bad memory.

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Old June 26, 2009, 09:38 AM   #165
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Well......the boar came in just after 9:00 p.m. last night.

He almost caught himself in the snare I set by the bait site...but managed to push it aside instead. A raccoon got in the one set on the main-trail.

So...tonight we pull out all the stops. I have reset the snares (wired the bait site snare back to the hog gauge). I have dug a hole in an opening on the way to the bait site that I will fill with corn this evening. I plan on sitting on stand until 11:00 p.m., I think I can withstand the mosquitoes that long.

This boar is really trying my patience. Making me "look bad" too.

Note: To those offering "Mosquito tips", I do appreciate your suggestions.

If I were to have a favorable wind this evening (I won't), I would douse myself in DEET...and hope for the best. Unfortunately, these hogs are going to the pond about every hour to cool off. The path they take puts them in a low spot about 150 yds away.

The reason I can't use anything with any "scent" is because my stand is situated in a "draw" that leads down to the trail they take to the pond.

In the evening....as the air cools...it results in "thermals" that settle to the ground. These thermals literally flow down the length of the draw and then "pool" at the lowest spot.

I will being do well not to get "busted" just controlling the human scent. I can't afford to add any "new/strong" scents. Forty years of traditional bow-hunting has taught me how to be careful.
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Old June 26, 2009, 09:48 AM   #166
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You have quite a situation on your hands here Flint... but it has made for one HELL of a great thread!

Good luck tonite... I know I'm not the only one cheering for you here!
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Old June 26, 2009, 10:14 AM   #167
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Awesome thread Flint. I'm enjoying this. My brother still lives in east TX. Thinking I should pay a visit and we should have a family hog hunt.
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Old June 26, 2009, 10:29 AM   #168
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I use a ThermaCell for mosquitos when hunting...it works very well. I haven't had a problem with deer winding me because of it...don't know about hogs.

BTW, great thread. We just bought some property and as soon as we started planting fields for the deer and doves the hogs started showing up. I think I might have to steal your giant trap idea.
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Old June 26, 2009, 12:39 PM   #169
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I have a really dumb question. Feral pigs and domestic pigs are obviously the exact same species. So why are feral ones hairy, while farm pigs are nearly bald?
Not a dumb question. Haven't seen a response yet so will try. Flint knows much more maybe he can chime in.

Domesticated hogs can go feral in as little as a single generation. Means they go from pink skin and sparse hair to brown/black/bristly very quickly. (Discovery Channel, I'll try to find the link.) The dark, bristly fur is adaptive coloration for the type of environment they favor. (Brush generally) The coarseness is protection from thorns, snags, other hogs, parasites, et al. Also the feral ones have been cross breeding with European and other strains for a long time. Domestic breeding is more carefully controlled.

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Old June 26, 2009, 01:16 PM   #170
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Where did you get the trap door gate?
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Old June 26, 2009, 01:23 PM   #171
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actually most domestic hogs are not bald, but they have blonde hair.

ill admit it im abit of a redneck and here in eastern NC we have a ton of hog farms. these hogs get to be a few hundered pounds they look to be bald but really just have softer/lighter hair. at the state fair( god now i ound like a real hick) if you get ther early where people have the cattle and other animals you will see them shving their pics with clippers like you use for shaving your head. the hair is pretty thick but nothing compared to wild pigs


you know i hadnt even thought about the hog farms around here until now but im kinda surprised we dont have a hog problem
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Old June 26, 2009, 01:32 PM   #172
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you know i hadnt even thought about the hog farms around here until now but im kinda surprised we dont have a hog problem
Large confinement operations should be pretty dilligent in controlling livestock that is running free because of the risk of brucellosis and other diseases. Get something like that in a breeding/feeding operation and you have an expensive and dire situation.
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Old June 26, 2009, 02:02 PM   #173
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yeah i know but it just seams like after all these years 1 pregnant sow would have been able to get out or a sow and a boar

well good for the farmers thats impressive. they are better than the guards at most jails
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Old June 26, 2009, 03:36 PM   #174
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My brother still lives in east TX. Thinking I should pay a visit and we should have a family hog hunt.
I'm familiar with Eastern Kansas (lived in Independence for 6 yrs.), so I'll just bring you some.
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Old June 26, 2009, 04:24 PM   #175
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I'm familiar with Eastern Kansas (lived in Independence for 6 yrs.), so I'll just bring you some.
Nonononononono......

Thanks anyway, but that isn't necessary. A little trip would do me good. Different scenery. Get out of the house.......
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