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#5411999 - 11/10/14 08:23 PM Shooting pigs at the feeder during season...?
Jason H Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 12/17/12
Posts: 13
Just finished up a three week work trip and now packing up for 5 days of camping out on the lease... No elec, no water, no phone, or wifi. Can't wait!

I hunt pigs the rest of the year, but was thinking of taking a few while I'm out there this go around at night. New lease in a high pressure county (Caldwell). You guys think that may spook some of the deer? Am I better off waiting until I've filled my buck tag. Can hunt the hogs all year anyhow....

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#5412016 - 11/10/14 08:28 PM Re: Shooting pigs at the feeder during season...? [Re: Jason H]
stxranchman Offline
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Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 52092
I kill hogs anytime they show up since they always run the deer off of the corn around my blinds. If you have a lot of hogs you won't have many deer. I don't have hog problem now because of trapping and killing them everytime I get the chance. I also have feed pens around all my feeders.
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#5412038 - 11/10/14 08:34 PM Re: Shooting pigs at the feeder during season...? [Re: Jason H]
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THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/16/07
Posts: 8952
Loc: Arlington, Tx/Coke Cnty
Agree with above. The deer aren't going to be around if there are hogs. Shoot every one of them!!


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#5412040 - 11/10/14 08:34 PM Re: Shooting pigs at the feeder during season...? [Re: Jason H]
cameron00 Online   content
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Registered: 01/08/09
Posts: 8198
Loc: Texas
I'd shoot them.

Deer are weird. You can spook them by farting 200 yards away, but it's not unusual for the to pop out completely unalarmed 2 minutes after I shoot a doe or something.

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#5412061 - 11/10/14 08:40 PM Re: Shooting pigs at the feeder during season...? [Re: Jason H]
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Loc: Abilene or on the road...
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#5412147 - 11/10/14 09:01 PM Re: Shooting pigs at the feeder during season...? [Re: Jason H]
Tff caribou Offline
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Registered: 08/27/12
Posts: 2996
Loc: Watauga, TX
I never liked the idea of shooting pigs at night during deer season. Always figured it was draw unnecessary game warden attention thinking I'm poaching deer at night.
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#5412172 - 11/10/14 09:06 PM Re: Shooting pigs at the feeder during season...? [Re: Jason H]
samsamthemex Offline
Tracker

Registered: 08/23/10
Posts: 698
Loc: NOTEX
My buddy killed a pig right at legal light, sent me a pic. 20 minutes later he sends a pic of his 8 point he shot.
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#5413236 - 11/11/14 11:09 AM Re: Shooting pigs at the feeder during season...? [Re: Jason H]
Weegs Offline
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Registered: 07/27/13
Posts: 378
Loc: Round Rock
Opening weekend had 3 does at feeder. They all left as a large pig arrived. Pig settled in for a long visit and I invested in 150 grains to make it his last visit. 30 minutes later, With the pig still on the ground where he fell, I had deer back at the feeder. Pigs are a "shoot on sight" target on our lease.

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#5413245 - 11/11/14 11:14 AM Re: Shooting pigs at the feeder during season...? [Re: Jason H]
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Registered: 01/20/09
Posts: 1780
Loc: Dallas, Tx.
Same here as most of the above, shoot 'em. I've watched deer come in and smell a hog laying on the ground under the feeder then act as if it weren't even there. It's almost as if they enjoy seeing a dead hog.

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#5413249 - 11/11/14 11:15 AM Re: Shooting pigs at the feeder during season...? [Re: Weegs]
Texasrebel649 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/08/14
Posts: 322
Loc: Azle,TX
Shoot em all.... like stated above the pigs will run the deer off.. So I say shoot every last one of them...
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#5413295 - 11/11/14 11:30 AM Re: Shooting pigs at the feeder during season...? [Re: Jason H]
Txduckman Offline
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Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 11717
Loc: Big D
The only time I have seen a deer go to a feeder with pigs was a very mature, dominate buck who owned the place. We fenced 4 feeders and finally have deer going to them daily instead of avoiding them.

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#5413885 - 11/11/14 04:17 PM Re: Shooting pigs at the feeder during season...? [Re: Jason H]
dj0dbu Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 06/19/14
Posts: 14
Shoot them all. I've had deer come in 10 minutes after shooting a pig that was still on the ground.

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#5414070 - 11/11/14 06:03 PM Re: Shooting pigs at the feeder during season...? [Re: Jason H]
bigjoe8565 Offline
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Registered: 06/30/08
Posts: 3819
Loc: Mesquite, Tx
I shoot them anytime they show up.

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#5414125 - 11/11/14 06:27 PM Re: Shooting pigs at the feeder during season...? [Re: Jason H]
Hogflyer Offline


Registered: 03/09/09
Posts: 285
Loc: Near Lake Somerville TX.
Shoot them dang pigs anytime, they run our deer off around the farm here, we have no
mercy for them..... Remember a 9 month old sow will breed with her father or any local male, and the party and population starts all over again!


Get the night vision hardware out and have fun!
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#5414193 - 11/11/14 06:56 PM Re: Shooting pigs at the feeder during season...? [Re: Jason H]
JRJ6 Offline
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Registered: 03/13/14
Posts: 3899
Loc: Dallas, TX
Take them when you see them

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