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Old 11-13-2017, 05:08 PM   #1
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Anyone overrun with wild hogs in their area

We have a hell of a wild hog problem here in east Texas
They are destroying crops yards and everything you can think of
They completely destroyed our 75 acre pasture
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Old 11-13-2017, 05:13 PM   #2
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City Boy Question...

When you say "wild hog" is that a "boar" or a really big mean pig ?

A buddy of mine went hunting for them and when he posted pictures it looked like a big fat pig with horns.

Like I said, I'm a city boy that has witnessed rats as big as a fat cat, but never a wild hog.
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Old 11-13-2017, 05:23 PM   #3
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The only hogs we have around here are the 2 wheeled kind. Now that the weather has gotten cold they've all gone into hibernation.
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Last year about this time, had a herd (or pack ??) of hogs come through at the Lakehouse. In one night, they made our yard look like I'd plowed it with a disc. They are very distructive ! Remembering what Paul Newman did in Cool Hand Luke (one of my favorite movies) when the bloodhounds were on his trail, I took a half gallon container of some old Cajun seasoning I had and sprinkled it around. They've not been back (knocking on wood). Hoping the never do.
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Marshall; to answer your question, yes.

The boars can go ~450 lbs., sows smaller. What a herd of wild pigs can do to a field (say soybeans) in one night is not to be believed. Some folks use .223's to hunt them, but I don't believe I'd use anything smaller than my .25-06. A 10mm would probably be a good close-in round, but even then, I would still prefer a .44 mag. The suckers have a hide like armor plate.

Jack, we're not troubled here in the piedmont, but I understand they're moving into eastern NC. Hell, we've got 'gators and armadillos down east.
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Old 11-13-2017, 06:09 PM   #8
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Big problem here in East Tennessee and Smoky Mountains.
Feral hogs causing big problems for East Tennessee ecosystem | WATE 6 On Your Side

Marshall, notice white tusks sticking out, two bottom, two upper, intermesh don't stop growing. They have an attitude, while deer hunting one chased my Uncle up a tree, finally shot it with his .357mag.
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They're moving our way. Won't be long now.
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Here in Southern Oklahoma, we've been over ran with them for years. We go out and shoot them a lot. They tear up everything.
Put some corn feeders out with a game camera, and you will see a ton of them.
I go out a few times a year and take out as many out of the litter we can and hope for a sow or boar.
The meat isn't worth crap.
Rules here are thin on taking them, but no matter how many you kill, there's more the next year. A sow produces 2 litters a year and mostly a dozen at a time.
Yep.....we're over ran with them.
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