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#5381397 - 10/26/14 10:32 PM Who stole my hogs?
Stealthjr Offline
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Registered: 01/23/14
Posts: 180
Loc: DFW
Been seeing 15-20 hogs at a time on my game cameras 5+ nights per week for about 8 weeks straight. Then October 15th hit and i have maybe 5 TOTAL pics of 1-2 hogs at a time...maybe 1-2 times per week! (This is on 3 different game cameras on different parts of the property.)

It seems as soon as the damn acorns started falling the hogs have zero interest in corn. Our property has a ton of acorn trees and a ton of cover around them...so im guessing those pigs are just rolling over from their nap and snacking on acorns and rolling back over and going back to sleep?

My sounders of big groups have disappeared and now i have just a couple of knuckleheads every now and then. To add insult to injury, this warm weather has caused the wasps to come back out and surround every structure we own! (I hate wasps)

Anyway, just venting...but wanted to see if anyone else has seen their big group of hogs that were coming nightly...evaporate like an animal on the verge of extinction! lol I'm hope they are just making babies while staying under cover...

Good luck to those hunting deer next weekend!
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#5381496 - 10/26/14 11:46 PM Re: Who stole my hogs? [Re: Stealthjr]
colt.45 Offline
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Registered: 03/16/12
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Loc: wondering about the woods
scratch cam's not set up for night. had 8 show up on 23 at about 6:40pm no real big ones. grill en size. they move up & down creek. deer gonna be hitten oaks also. had small 6pt cruisen yesterday. be out thar with me .45 Kentucky. best wishes flag
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#5381528 - 10/27/14 01:11 AM Re: Who stole my hogs? [Re: Stealthjr]
Theblakester Offline
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Registered: 03/24/14
Posts: 184
Loc: Houston
R your feeders still throwing at the same times as they were? My dad had a boar or two on his feeders consistently almost every night all summer but he was throwing corn at night. If I shot one, a new boar would replace the dead one and take over the feeder within a week. But ever since he started throwing at sunrise and sunset to get ready for deer season, the hogs don't come around nearly as often.
theories?
1. Acorns started falling and hogs would rather eat them.
2. It's getting to be deer season and a lot of properties are now throwing corn on feeders that haven't been active since last year.
3. Txlawman said hogs learn yearly crop planting cycles on farms and will travel long distances to hit those farms when the crops are right for eating. Maybe it's crop harvesting time for your pigs?
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#5381754 - 10/27/14 08:25 AM Re: Who stole my hogs? [Re: Stealthjr]
Stealthjr Offline
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Registered: 01/23/14
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Loc: DFW
COLT .45,

The good thing about those hogs your seeing on camera is...THEY WILL GET BIGGER, go getcha some!

BLAKESTER,

I dont really deer hunt much, havent killed one in a few years even though our property has a ton on there. Im just a hog killing machine with probably close to 50 in last two years between me and friends. So, my feeders stay the same year round. Even if they were changed, i have 40 gallon pig barrels staked to the ground 30 yards from each feeder that the pigs will chase around for hours at a time. I dont think its the feeders.

There is not much farm land at all around our lease. But i wont rule out the possibility of them taking a vacation from our place. There is some hunting pressure but last time i killed one about 7 weeks ago...the big groups were back nightly for another 2 weeks with no hunting during that time. Hmmmmmm

I seem to remember the acorns falling earlier last year and us having a pig drought for about a month in October. But on opening day of deer season...i killed 3 pigs in a matter of 30 minutes! Killed 1 at stand, loaded it up and drove towards camp and saw a group. Jumped out and killed another. Loaded it up and killed another on the last turn before camp after previous group ran into woods and across road right where i was headed! Just lucky i guess. Im going to go with the acorn story for now. We just need this damn weather to cool off! 90 degrees is not acceptable going into November!

Anyone near Jack or Young county having same issue?



Edited by Stealthjr (10/27/14 08:28 AM)
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#5381863 - 10/27/14 09:06 AM Re: Who stole my hogs? [Re: Stealthjr]
colt.45 Offline
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Registered: 03/16/12
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rofl proublely, my hunting ssucka. they don't uaualy stay around very long. pressure. flag
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#5383484 - 10/27/14 09:03 PM Re: Who stole my hogs? [Re: Stealthjr]
Theblakester Offline
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Registered: 03/24/14
Posts: 184
Loc: Houston
Hahaha (watch video). Odds are it's probably just the plain ripe acorns.. But then I started thinking what if it isn't. What if it's hunting pressure from neighboring properties.. What if there are a lot more feeders throwing corn in the area to get ready for deer season... What if it's something really cool that I don't even know about ya know..what.. I thought we were in the trust tree.. In the nest.... http://youtu.be/08n82tGqoK0


Edited by Theblakester (10/27/14 09:04 PM)
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#5394813 - 11/02/14 08:58 PM Re: Who stole my hogs? [Re: Stealthjr]
Byronstuff Offline
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Registered: 09/30/10
Posts: 102
Loc: McKinney, TX
Is it a problem that the swine are not destroying your property as much as they were?

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#5395803 - 11/03/14 10:13 AM Re: Who stole my hogs? [Re: Byronstuff]
Stealthjr Offline
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Registered: 01/23/14
Posts: 180
Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: Byronstuff
Is it a problem that the swine are not destroying your property as much as they were?


LOL...YES IT IS!
We have a hunting property and not a farming property. We want them here. We love to Hunt and eat them and welcome them all. I certainly dont wish for hogs on anyone's land that dont want them there...send them our way please.
By the way, i checked pictures from last year and there was a 6 week dead period from September 9th to end of October 25th...then BAM...large groups were back again. Its gotta be the acorns since they started falling later this year. If the same thing happens, i should start seeing them again soon.
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#5395932 - 11/03/14 10:55 AM Re: Who stole my hogs? [Re: Stealthjr]
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Registered: 08/12/13
Posts: 1159
Loc: Dallas, TX
I am seeing the same thing on my lease, hogs gone on vacation ....

starting in May , have hogs every night hitting 5 bait stations/feeders
4 sows with piglets, 6 large distinct boars, with several stragglers/squatters that come once in a while

Then about 3 weeks ago (I suspect when acorns were dropping ).. hogs disappeared from cams
I have 1-2 inches of corn on the ground now

Good news is when hogs are away the deer are more active, we're now seeing 2 10 points, several 4s,
a massive tall 7, and giant 9 with thick base and tines and couple nice and wide 8s

Bad news: they're all nocturnal bucks

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#5406605 - 11/08/14 09:11 AM Re: Who stole my hogs? [Re: Stealthjr]
colt.45 Offline
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Registered: 03/16/12
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Originally Posted By: Stealthjr
Been seeing 15-20 hogs at a time on my game cameras 5+ nights per week for about 8 weeks straight. Then October 15th hit and i have maybe 5 TOTAL pics of 1-2 hogs at a time...maybe 1-2 times per week! (This is on 3 different game cameras on different parts of the property.)

It seems as soon as the damn acorns started falling the hogs have zero interest in corn. Our property has a ton of acorn trees and a ton of cover around them...so im guessing those pigs are just rolling over from their nap and snacking on acorns and rolling back over and going back to sleep?

My sounders of big groups have disappeared and now i have just a couple of knuckleheads every now and then. To add insult to injury, this warm weather has caused the wasps to come back out and surround every structure we own! (I hate wasps)

Anyway, just venting...but wanted to see if anyone else has seen their big group of hogs that were coming nightly...evaporate like an animal on the verge of extinction! lol I'm hope they are just making babies while staying under cover...

Good luck to those hunting deer next weekend!

cheers this buds for U. 23 is last time seen hogs on cam. twas hopen that opening morning of deer season, the hunters would get things moving. flush the hogs out. twas a quiet weekend. squirrels kept me intertained, crows, ya i was so quite &still the buzzards started circleing. got out me turkey call just ta see what happen. 3rd got pic on cam of yote, looked like it chasen mice, & last night bout 5:35pm walked out ta get SD cards, heard noise in edge of woods, never did see any thing. two numbered before my pic showed on cam, their was young coon, with 4 little ones. best wishes flag
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#5406621 - 11/08/14 09:20 AM Re: Who stole my hogs? [Re: cabosandinh]
colt.45 Offline
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hogs pretty much thinned out here. had a nice one sided 3pointer strollen acrross for a photo shoot on the 31st. lot of moon light, cam's not set up for night. they go off, every minnute. best wishes flag
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#5407254 - 11/08/14 05:02 PM Re: Who stole my hogs? [Re: Stealthjr]
Roach Painting Co. Offline
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Registered: 12/12/10
Posts: 146
They will be back

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#5408345 - 11/09/14 10:29 AM Re: Who stole my hogs? [Re: Stealthjr]
Hollerpoint Offline
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Registered: 12/04/13
Posts: 54
Hogs are loving the pecans and not paying much attention to my corn right now either,

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#5408371 - 11/09/14 10:47 AM Re: Who stole my hogs? [Re: Roach Painting Co.]
colt.45 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Roach Painting Co.
They will be back

as pappy always say's: hogs the other wild game woot grillen & chillen time. flag
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#5408375 - 11/09/14 10:52 AM Re: Who stole my hogs? [Re: Hollerpoint]
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Originally Posted By: Hollerpoint
Hogs are loving the pecans and not paying much attention to my corn right now either,

slinger have gun will travel flag
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