Feral Hogs

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Re: Feral Hogs

Postby puma guy » Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:10 am

We're very fortunate to have none on our deer lease. We did have one small group several years ago, but managed to eliminate them all. Haven't had any show up since, but we hear from other property owners they're slowly moving in. We had two Emus show up for a couple of years! :lol: One of the fellows on the lease had a place in Flatonia and he was plagued with them and kept his pastures torn up continually. He let a man trap them to sell as free range pork to the organic crowd. "rlol" He had the perfect set up for them with three lakes and large grassy pastures that he kept watered.
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Re: Feral Hogs

Postby WildBill » Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:10 pm

puma guy wrote:We're very fortunate to have none on our deer lease. We did have one small group several years ago, but managed to eliminate them all. Haven't had any show up since, but we hear from other property owners they're slowly moving in. We had two Emus show up for a couple of years! :lol: One of the fellows on the lease had a place in Flatonia and he was plagued with them and kept his pastures torn up continually. He let a man trap them to sell as free range pork to the organic crowd. "rlol" He had the perfect set up for them with three lakes and large grassy pastures that he kept watered.

Pastured lard is a big seller too.
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Re: Feral Hogs

Postby brhalltx » Wed Mar 02, 2016 2:21 pm

WildBill wrote:Pastured lard is a big seller too.


Emu or pork? :evil2:
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Re: Feral Hogs

Postby WildBill » Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:02 pm

brhalltx wrote:
WildBill wrote:Pastured lard is a big seller too.


Emu or pork? :evil2:

Of course, I am talking about pigs. Squeezing the oil from an Emu is much too difficult. ;-)
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Re: Feral Hogs

Postby jmorris » Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:25 pm

flintknapper wrote:Good Job! :thumbs2: ]
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I will tell you from experience, take only head shots either suppressed or not with 300 Blackout. Hogs are tough and no fun to chase down and even a good shot with supersonic ammo can still result in the hog getting a long way quickly.


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Re: Feral Hogs

Postby flintknapper » Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:33 pm

jmorris wrote:
flintknapper wrote:Good Job! :thumbs2: ]
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I will tell you from experience, take only head shots either suppressed or not with 300 Blackout. Hogs are tough and no fun to chase down and even a good shot with supersonic ammo can still result in the hog getting a long way quickly.


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^^^^^^^^^

I didn't write any of the above...except for "Good Job". :headscratch

But for the record...I am very much against taking 'head shots' except under certain circumstances. My recommendation (if circumstance permits) is to 'neck shoot'. My next preferred shot would be a high shoulder shot.

But I do agree...that a CNS shot (Central Nervous System) is preferred, if you want to find your hog right there.
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Re: Feral Hogs

Postby jmorris » Wed Mar 02, 2016 4:27 pm

flintknapper wrote:
jmorris wrote:
flintknapper wrote:Good Job! :thumbs2: ]
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I will tell you from experience, take only head shots either suppressed or not with 300 Blackout. Hogs are tough and no fun to chase down and even a good shot with supersonic ammo can still result in the hog getting a long way quickly.


How about my M1?


^^^^^^^^^

I didn't write any of the above...except for "Good Job". :headscratch

But for the record...I am very much against taking 'head shots' except under certain circumstances. My recommendation (if circumstance permits) is to 'neck shoot'. My next preferred shot would be a high shoulder shot.

But I do agree...that a CNS shot (Central Nervous System) is preferred, if you want to find your hog right there.


Ay! Messed up the attribution when deleting the extra. Should have been mrvmax.
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Re: Feral Hogs

Postby mrvmax » Wed Mar 02, 2016 5:16 pm

jmorris wrote:
flintknapper wrote:
jmorris wrote:
flintknapper wrote:Good Job! :thumbs2: ]
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I will tell you from experience, take only head shots either suppressed or not with 300 Blackout. Hogs are tough and no fun to chase down and even a good shot with supersonic ammo can still result in the hog getting a long way quickly.


How about my M1?


^^^^^^^^^

I didn't write any of the above...except for "Good Job". :headscratch

But for the record...I am very much against taking 'head shots' except under certain circumstances. My recommendation (if circumstance permits) is to 'neck shoot'. My next preferred shot would be a high shoulder shot.

But I do agree...that a CNS shot (Central Nervous System) is preferred, if you want to find your hog right there.


Ay! Messed up the attribution when deleting the extra. Should have been mrvmax.

I assume the person shooting knows where to aim and is good enough to hit those areas, perhaps too many assumptions on my part. It's also much better cleaning when the entrails are not ruptured. This comes from what I have done myself and what I have seen others do the last three years hog hunting. I am nowhere near an expert but I have seen some recurring themes the last few years.
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Re: Feral Hogs

Postby puma guy » Wed Mar 02, 2016 5:49 pm

brhalltx wrote:
WildBill wrote:Pastured lard is a big seller too.


Emu or pork? :evil2:

After seeing Emu guano I'd prefer the pig! :lol:
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Re: Feral Hogs

Postby AndyC » Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:50 pm

Very nice, Keith - hope they taste as good as they look :cheers2:

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Re: Feral Hogs

Postby SigM4 » Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:59 am

Keith, where abouts in Missouri is this? I've heard of folks around here seeing the occasional pig, but it's obviously not the problem like it is back home, at least not around the Ozarks. Truth be told I'd love to find a place I could go to hunt them up here as I don't make it back to south Texas as much as I'd like.
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Re: Feral Hogs

Postby Keith B » Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:28 pm

SigM4 wrote:Keith, where abouts in Missouri is this? I've heard of folks around here seeing the occasional pig, but it's obviously not the problem like it is back home, at least not around the Ozarks. Truth be told I'd love to find a place I could go to hunt them up here as I don't make it back to south Texas as much as I'd like.


Eastern Ozarks around Williamsville. Department of Conservation doesn't want you shooting them on public land now though; they believe shooting 1 or 2 and scattering the rest of the group will make it harder to get them trapped in pens. We were on private land and trapped them. Then it was like shooting fish.. uh, pigs in a barrel. ;-)
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Re: Feral Hogs

Postby flintknapper » Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:51 pm

Keith B wrote:

Department of Conservation doesn't want you shooting them on public land now though; they believe shooting 1 or 2 and scattering the rest of the group will make it harder to get them trapped in pens.


I actually agree with this.....IF the hogs are not yet a wide spread problem. People running them with dogs is even worse.

If a concerted effort is made to trap them (early on) it can really make a dent in the population. Once hogs are firmly established, then all bets are off and ANY manner of killing them should be employed, it is all you can do at that point. Let the 'losing battle' begin.
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Re: Feral Hogs

Postby tyree » Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:54 am

Keith B wrote: 17 of the 19 got dispatched. A couple of the smaller ones were able to escape through the pen fencing once we started shooting and they spooked. Then the down side of the shoot was having to dress and clean them. Now I am worn out.
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Wow! That is a lot of work. I bet you ARE worn out!

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Re: Feral Hogs

Postby der Teufel » Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:39 am

tyree wrote:Wow! That is a lot of work. I bet you ARE worn out!

Seriously! Hope you had lots of help. I get worn out doing just two or three.
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