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The Mick
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This is ecouraged by the managers of every NWR in the State
This is what Im missing. I still stand by my comments of you eat what you kill, but I can admit that Im probably wrong on this one.

I'll got back to hugging a fricking tree now.







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faxis
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Mick, I feel the same way generally. But these hogs are a whole different situation. They're making it where there are no more deer and we can't travel the property for all the holes they dig in the roads.

Like I said, when I pulled the trigger on him, I intended to eat him. I didn't realize how huge he was till I was looking at him up close. Had he been a sow, I'd have cut it up and packed it out. But it wasn't.






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The Mick
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Thanks faxis, this is my bad. I should have approached my question with more tact. My apologies.





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faxis
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No need to apologize. It's a distasteful idea to leave an animal to rot.





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AlxTgr
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If only they could find a good reason to let dillas rot. Dang those things annoy me.





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Bleeding purple
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I knew someone would ask that question. The meat on a boar that big is nasty unless you can 'sweeten' them by penning them, castrating them, and feeding them sweet feed like sweet potatoes for a month or two before you slaughter them.

That's not an option here. I don't have a way to carry a live dangerous animal out of those woods, partially because you can't get a truck in there now because the hogs have destroyed the road. And he wasn't going in the trap anyway apparently. So when I got the chance to shoot him, I took it.

The reason I kept trailing him into that thicket was because I WANTED TO EAT HIM! Didn't realize he was this big till I got up to him. Had he been smaller I could have drug him far enough to reach with a four wheeler. That was the plan but when I tried to drag him, it was obvious immediately that was not going to be happening without a draft horse or something to help, and I don't have one. Had he been edible and I couldn't move him, I would have cut him up and packed him out in pieces. I was really disappointed when I realized I wasn't looking at a couple hundred pounds of sausage.

Now as for the coyotes I expect to come to him... Gonna shoot them too if possible because the deer have been run off this place by the hogs and stuff and we want deer. Not hogs or coyotes.

We own the land. We get to manage it how we like. And the hogs are causing a ton of damage to the roads. They've got wallows in the middle of roads that completely cover the whole road and are two feet deep in spots. So yes, I'm going to kill every last hog I get a chance to shoot. If they are edible, they will ALL be eaten. But if they aren't, I'm not going to lose any sleep over it.





Fantastic Post.


So, many people fail to see just how much of a pest these things are. They can have 2-3 litters of 8-12 hogs each in a year if the resources (like an agricultural state) will support them. They can start this alarming rate of reproduction at only 12 months old. They are omnnivorous and outcompete nearly all native wildlife for food due to numbers and size and diet. They kill many of the natives they feed on becasuse they not only graze but they uproot the plants especially in the late spring and summer when mast is absent and rain is short. They destroy habitiat that is essential to native birds, amphibians, and reptiles. They increase erosion by wallowing out streams and runoffs. They drastically increase the cost for farmers, ranchers, and land stewarts through mechanical damage to equipment caused by hog wallows and ruts. With the exception of large cats, and alligators there are no other predators of adult wild hogs.

Dont be surprised when your game camera shows hogs feeding on your hog carcass in addition to the coyotes and buzzards.


My advice:
KILL THEM ALL AND LET GOD SORT THEM OUT. (fill the freezer too)



The pig's (and bluebell's) motto:
Kill and eat all you want we'll make more.












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Redfish2010
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I'm still excited and waiting to see coyotes on the body





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faxis
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I went back out there this afternoon but my pictures didn't turn out. He looked even bigger in daylight. I had a buddy with me who I asked cold to tell me how much he thought that thing weighed. He said 300 lbs also. Been looking at video of people's hogs they had weighed and he's noticeably larger than the 250 lbers I saw.

Got the game cam set up on him but it occurs to me that the first thing that's going to find him will be vultures and they will stay all day, and that camera will be taking pics every minute... Gonna have to go out this weekend and change that to see what's going on. May need to set my timer longer. Could also set it for video. That might be cool if coyotes start coming.






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Jones
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I'll just leave the camera on him for awhile until he's reduced to nothing and then put together some kind of time lapse carnivore orgy montage or something


wanna see this, should be really cool to see who comes to the carcass






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omegaman66
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Yeah I can't wait to see the vulture pics. Haha. Actually can't wait to see what comes around at night.

As far as killing stuff you aren't going to eat. All true sportsman pretty much eat what they kill and don't kill just to be killing; otherwise we would just go get dogs from the pound to shoot.

But hogs... hogs are a different story. Let them all come in close and shoot as many as you can. Clean what you want a leave the rest. Coyotes and vultures etc gotta eat too.

If you are a strict advocate of eating what you kill I want the video of you eating bugs from the windshield of your car. haha.

I understand the concept but there are exceptions and hogs are one of them.






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Jones
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ive never hunted in my life but i agree on getting rid of all the feral hogs around here.

they can be compared to the snakehead population that is now in the US






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faxis
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I agree. Except hogs are more glamorous and taste a lot better usually. That little blood trailing trip into the thicket in the dark has got me addicted.

I want some damn ham dammit.






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USMCTiger03
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ever growing coyote problem
Give me coyotes over hogs 10-1. Hogs are tougher, more damaging, breed faster, smarter, etc, etc.






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GeauxElliott
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I killed this hog with my bow in October. My first bow kill. It had 9 piglets with it. I've hunted Big Lake WMA since 1978, and I've never seen hogs there until this year. Now they are showing up on my cameras and I see where they are feeding. They need to be wiped out. Sorry for the big pic.





In this video, you see some of the piglets come in and then the momma I popped comes into view. I shot her as she exited the left side of the water hole at a distance of 33 yards. If you look above the piglets, I'm in a tree behind them about 12 feet off the ground. That lump of leaves is me and limbs I tied to my stand to hide it. Pretty effective. I let over a dozen deer walk right by me ten feet away to drink. I had a nice quartering shot at 11 yards while they were drinking.

Right before my shot






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USMCTiger03
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The Mick
frickin Dummy.






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Bleeding purple
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Neat video. Thanks for posting. We would call those little ones shoats. We consider piglets to be about 10-12 inches long and still dependent on mom.





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faxis
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Man that's some fine eatin little shoats right there. I'll bet mom didn't suck either. Good hog!





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GeauxElliott
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The shoats scattered and then stood around at first after I shot. They didn't understand why mom took off. I had just nocked another arrow and was going to shoot a straggler when she let out a death yell and they left.

Funny she doesn't look big in the video, but in the pic of me with her you can tell how big she is. I liked to never got her on the 4 wheeler by myself. She was around 225 or so.

I'm about to make some sausage with her, a doe, and a 6 point I shot with my bow. I'm going to post a thread tomorrow with the story and pics on the 6 pt. It's quite a story.






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faxis
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Awesome!

Really loving this board.






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Tom Selleck
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When I glanced at the title of this thread, I thought it said "shot a big BEAR"





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