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Not again.......! Feral Hog Control in East Texas

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Flintknapper, May 13, 2009.

  1. Flintknapper

    Flintknapper Member

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    Well....that's not good news.

    Sounds like while we watching the populations increase and spread from the South, they 'flanked' us and are now coming in from the North as well. That really IS smart.
     
  2. alsaqr

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    When a state is faced with a budding hog problem the fish and game folks always claim that hunting hogs causes them to "spread". Then they hit the taxpayers for more biologists to assess and study the problem.

    Hogs inhabit new areas in two ways:

    1. Naturally.

    2. Bubba hauling hogs into areas where there are few or none.
     
  3. jakedaniel

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    A woman was killed by feral hogs yesterday, one town over from me in Anahuac. No matter how many pigs we kill, it just gets worse and worse every year.
     
  4. Packrattusnongratus

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    I firmly believe that Bubba was the cause of a huge percentage of our hog problem in MO. Be Well, Packy.
     
  5. Packrattusnongratus

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    Figured to see a comment but nothing. Sorry if I'm a thread killer here Flintknapper. Be Well, Packy.
     
  6. Double Naught Spy

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    99 pages and you think your comment would have killed the thread? :rofl:
     
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  7. Flintknapper

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    No worry....Packy.

    I have no doubt that in some States the Feral Hog population got it's start by the illegal importation of the animals. The damage/losses caused by the hogs is bad enough here in the South, I hate to think what kind of impact they would have in the farm rich Midwest.
     
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  8. der Teufel

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    I don't think anyone had any argument with your comment.
    We're all generally in agreement that a lot of hogs have been 'distributed' by people rather than the hogs roaming wide and far on their own.
     
  9. Flintknapper

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    ^^^^^
    Agreed.

    Any of the population 'islands' on the map below...should be viewed with suspicion. Maybe a few exceptions where the U.S. borders with Canada...as it has been reported pigs are coming across from there.

    Someone had to transport the pigs to many of these spotty areas. It's not like the pigs drove themselves. They are smart, but not THAT smart.


    Feral-hog-distribution-2015-qdma.jpg
     
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  10. Jeff Flannery

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    I wonder what the population map would look like in 2019
     
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  11. Flintknapper

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    Should be something like this:

    frown face.jpg
     
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  12. Thatguy686

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    Here you go Flint.
     

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  13. Flintknapper

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    ^^^^^^
    Hah....
    That's good! (the rendering that is). Not good that we have pigs expanding at an alarming rate.
     
  14. spoof

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    We have had a problem in Central NY over the years, believe it or not. They mostly escaped from pay to hunt "game farms". It seemed like the more they were hunted, the farther they ranged. Supposedly they have all been erradicated at this point.
     
  15. Flintknapper

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    I believe it. Not only New York... but parts of Pennsylvania as well.
     
  16. Packrattusnongratus

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    I should move to Texas. I have so many terminal ballistics tests I want to perform on Porky Pig. And so far, only an occasional escapee has been shot here in North West Misery. Merry Christmas,Be Well and eat pork, Packy.
     
  17. der Teufel

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    Doing what we can. Gotta clear out some freezer space for what will surely be another population increase in the coming Spring.
     
  18. Flintknapper

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    This young boar has already suffered some type of misfortune. His left front leg has been injured somehow and it has atrophied. He isn't holding that leg up...it is now permanently in that position. I've been seeing him on my Game Cameras for about 3 weeks now...off and on. Usually its in the wee-hours of the morning. I guess he feels safer going out and about at that time.

    But now...he has started coming in at a more reasonable hour. If he keeps it up...I'll definitely have a go at him. I almost feel sorry for him....but then I go look at my pastures (all rooted up) and revert to my 'none get a pass' policy.



     
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  19. Flintknapper

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    They NEVER stop making more...do they? Just never stop!!

     
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  20. Ole Joe Clark

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    Unfortunately Flint, your are absolutely right. Kinda like roach bugs.

    Have a blessed day,

    Leon

    By the way, I wish you lots of success with your solution to this ongoing problem.
     
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  21. Flintknapper

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    Well....to add insult to injury, I just moved a large 'pen' trap from that exact area in favor of one that the hogs are using now. So maybe that was a bit premature. But as always...there is never any guarantee that hogs will go into a trap just because you have it baited out. More and more they seem to have become wary of it.

    Guess I'll have to go shoot some of them. Would much rather trap them.

    But thank you for the well wishes.
     
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  22. George P

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    Here is a nice video on European Boar Hunting

     
  23. Flintknapper

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    ^^^^^

    I used think I was a pretty decent shot....but I see I have some work to do. Wow!
     
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  24. Armored farmer

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    That's in interesting thought.
    25 yrs ago, when we checked our deer in at the DNR checkstation, they asked how many turkeys we saw. We didnt have any turkeys. 10 yrs later, I killed a turkey in our woods.
    Then it was beaver
    Then it was otter
    Then bobcats
    Guess what they asked last year.....?
    " How many wild pigs did you see ?"
    Crap!
     
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  25. George P

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    Agree! Having to size and sex quickly enough and then be able to make the shot is pretty amazing...............
     
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