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Georgia Hog Hunters Wanted!!!!

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by tmoore912, Oct 15, 2014.

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  1. tmoore912

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    This could be a awesome way to get to hunt some really good land and provide for your family. #Bacon

    Sign up if interested.

    http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/GADNR/bulletins/c9bfac#.VD7GB_mOJ0Q.twitter

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  2. cowpoke

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    Do you know what part of Georgia ?
     
  3. tmoore912

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    This program is state wide, I would assume. Anywhere there are feral hog problems.
     
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    I hope this works. I also hope all the people in texas who complain CONSTANTLY about hogs but will not let others hunt the hogs that they pretend to hate are watching if it does work. More than anything I hope some idiot doesn't ruin a good thing by acting stupid. I'm neither from Georgia or Texas, by the way, I'm basing most of this on what I read here.
     
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    I guess as I don't live in the "...same county" as any Georgians...

    I'm sadly out. 'course I'd have to drive past open invites/pleas in Texas to get there anyhow.
     
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    I wish I was close enough to hunt, er, help. As long as some yahoos dont screw it up, its great exposure for hunters as a viable pest control option.
     
  8. Speedgoat

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    They oughta set up some type of a deal for out of staters to come in and hook them up with a local farmer or rancher that needs some hogs killed. That would sound more appealing than paying the fees I've seen on some of the ranches that have hog hunting I've looked into.
     
  9. Water-Man

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    You folks in Texas need to get your act together regarding this issue.
     
  10. Field Tester

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    Does the program charge hunters?
     
  11. tmoore912

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    No charge to the hunters. The GDA and GDNR are only putting the hunter and the landowner together. The hunting agreement is between the property owner and the hunter.

    FAQ link was posted in post #4
     
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    That's wonderful to hear!
    I checked out and clicked around the website but it wasn't too user friendly. Could be because I'm on my mobile.
     
  13. 351 WINCHESTER

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    I wish they would put a bounty on each hog. That way the hunter would be reimbursed for some of his time, effort, gas, etc. Hunting isn't cheap.
     
  14. Flintknapper

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    It won’t, except on a very limited basis.

    Think about it: Landowners can already invite anyone they choose to come and hunt their property. Why would they need the State to provide them with prospects?

    There is no screening/vetting/qualifying action taken by the State to minimize the possibility of having some rank beginner sign up for the ‘Save the poor farmer’ program. :(

    It is left up to the Land Owner/Caretaker to use His/Her best judgement (as it should be). They do that NOW! Trust me, if the Land Owner wants someone to help kill hogs, they can find them on their own.

    Yeah, we’re ‘watching’.

    Watching people leave gates open, Watching people leave trash on our property, Watching people driving off of established roads, Watching people hunt animals other than those permission was given to hunt, Watching inexperienced hunters EDUCATE the hogs (making them harder to kill), Watching a black calf being mistaken for a hog (low light or in the brush) by some over excited hunter,Watching themselves being sued (Civil Liability) the first time someone twists an ankle on their property, etc.

    Get some popcorn, sit back and watch. It won’t take long.


    Folks (read Land Owners) in Texas are doing just fine, Thank You.

    If anyone needs to get their ‘act together’ it is the hunting public.

    Why do you think (over the years) it has become more difficult for hunters to gain access to private lands?

    Is it because a new breed of Land Owner has become ‘stingy’, or could it possibly be that many (not all) folks seeking a place to hunt are not of the same caliber as those in the past (Courteous, Responsible, Helpful, Genuine, Appreciative,Non-Litigous)

    Now, in fairness….there ARE good, decent, honest, trustworthy folks (that want to hunt) out there, I know that. But, I don’t need the State to help me find them.

    So, the solution is simple:

    1. Get to know a Landowner (and them you). Chances are good you will get an ‘invitation’ to hunt, but not because they NEED you.
    2. Lease the hunting rights to a piece of property.
    3. Texas has LOTS of land for sale. Buy some. It will immediately change your outlook about who needs to “get their act together”.

    Lastly, addressing the idea that Hunters will put a dent in the hog population on a given piece of property: Not going happen, unless that property has NO other program going on, OR you happen to get very skilled hunters.

    Hogs are not stupid, any that you do not kill…will learn from the experience.

    Hunting ‘pressure’ WILL move hogs onto adjacent land(s), but that does nothing to reduce the population. They will eventually return…and ‘swapping hogs with your neighbor’ is not what we are after.

    If the Landowner wants to push hogs (temporarily) off of their property, it is an easy thing to do. Bring in some Hog Dogs, run them a few times and presto…. no more hogs for a while.

    Of course, in the process…you spread the hogs out, make them smarter, harder to fool/kill next time, BUT maybe you can get some of the little ones later. Because by the time you see them next….they will have made more! :eek:

    How do I know this? Been battling them for over 25 years.
     
  15. Berger.Fan222

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    Having been a property manager, I'm afraid this assessment is likely accurate.

    Most hunters will focus on their concerns rather than the landowners' needs for pest control. Effective pest control needs to be efficient and skilled. Lots of animals need to be removed quickly.

    Hunters have other ideas. "I don't want a small one." "I want to leave some for the future." "It is more sporting with a bow." "I brought my flintlock."

    All these sentiments have a place in sport hunting limited species, but are plain foolish applied to pest control of overpopulated species, where the real need is to kill as many as possible as quickly as possible. A good hunt is 6-12 carcasses to haul out and process at the end of a day or two long hunt.

    Hunter selfishness is part of it. But landowner greed plays a role too. Expensive exclusive hunting leases.

    This is a very good point, and anyone really wanting to help landowners with their hog problem will realize this. You need to hunt in a way that effectively kills lots of hogs with very little hunting pressure. This takes skill and experience. Bravado does not help. You have to work smarter, hot harder.
     
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    Flintnapper has accurately depicted what would happen out here, as well as Texas and else where. Too many trashy so called hunters, that haul it in but can't/won't haul it out.
     
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    Yes, Sportsmanship is disappearing all the way around. The same problems have made hunting more difficult here as well.
     
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    good idea, but no better than private arrangements already made. I own 50 acres in NC. If i was to ever let others on it to hunt, it would be all over the first time i came across a crushed beer can or other trash. knowing that this program opens it up to the lowest common denominator is going to be its downfall.
     
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