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#5884563 - 08/18/15 02:45 PM Hog Management videos from Texas A&M
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Of possible interest to any of you who hunt hogs:

Mark Tyson and Josh Helcel, AgriLife Extension associates with the Wildlife and Fisheries unit at College Station, collaborated with Texas Wildlife Services personnel in compiling the series. Tyson said it consists of an all-inclusive trailer and the following five videos: How to Corral Trap Wild Pigs; Corral Trapping Wild Pigs: A Success Story; How to Box Trap Wild Pigs; Shooting Techniques for Wild Pigs; and How to Snare Wild Pigs.

The five videos will be released individually over the course of five days beginning Aug. 18 and go public on YouTube at:http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL10QCALWCnPRucKHEcdnfn_oT9HklyNYG or at http://bit.ly/1NqUdKW)



Tyson said his unit came up with the idea when they realized the need for a comprehensive video resource on feral hog or “wild pig” management.



“With feral hogs in 99 percent of Texas counties now causing upwards of $52 million in annual agricultural damages, managing their expanding populations is a real challenge,” Tyson said. “Our job is to provide landowners with the tools they need to get the job done, and we trust this will be another very useful tool in their feral hog management toolbox.”

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#5884695 - 08/18/15 04:15 PM Re: Hog Management videos from Texas A&M [Re: mikei]
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I look forward to the videos.

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“With feral hogs in 99 percent of Texas counties now causing upwards of $52 million in annual agricultural damages, ...


Funny how the amount of damage caused by hogs has not changed since 2004 DESPITE a ~20% per year population growth rate.

See #15 here... http://feralhogs.tamu.edu/frequently-asked-questions-wild-pigs/
http://irnr.tamu.edu/media/355507/sp-472.pdf
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#5884772 - 08/18/15 05:04 PM Re: Hog Management videos from Texas A&M [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Originally Posted By: Double Naught Spy
Funny how the amount of damage caused by hogs has not changed since 2004 DESPITE a ~20% per year population growth rate.


Yeah, I noticed that also... grin

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#5884783 - 08/18/15 05:16 PM Re: Hog Management videos from Texas A&M [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Originally Posted By: Double Naught Spy
I look forward to the videos.

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“With feral hogs in 99 percent of Texas counties now causing upwards of $52 million in annual agricultural damages, ...


Funny how the amount of damage caused by hogs has not changed since 2004 DESPITE a ~20% per year population growth rate.

See #15 here... http://feralhogs.tamu.edu/frequently-asked-questions-wild-pigs/
http://irnr.tamu.edu/media/355507/sp-472.pdf


because there was never a real problem to begin with

I was enlightened when I spoke to an outfitter in west texas

he attended all 'hogs' related meetings between landowners and state/fed personnel
They all claim to have been hurt economically by hogs - to receive aids or subsidies
But they won't allow any hunting on their land



Edited by cabosandinh (08/18/15 05:17 PM)

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#5884784 - 08/18/15 05:17 PM Re: Hog Management videos from Texas A&M [Re: mikei]
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scratch only hog problem i have is getting access to the problem area's... rofl so ta solve the problem bought a $48.00 permit for WMA land & volenteer my time... cheers on video's... Realize their is area's with hog problems, Best wishes on videos.... flag
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#5885083 - 08/18/15 08:08 PM Re: Hog Management videos from Texas A&M [Re: mikei]
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because there was never a real problem to begin with

I was enlightened when I spoke to an outfitter in west texas

he attended all 'hogs' related meetings between landowners and state/fed personnel
They all claim to have been hurt economically by hogs - to receive aids or subsidies
But they won't allow any hunting on their land


Well, you pretty much missed the point which was the good folks at A&M who have been recycling data without verification. Their growth numbers don't equal their population estimates. Their damage estimates haven't been updated in more than a decade.

Whether or not farmers will allow hunters on their land has nothing to do with the issue.
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#5885333 - 08/18/15 10:25 PM Re: Hog Management videos from Texas A&M [Re: mikei]
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Farmers allow hunters on their land 99% of what I hunt is other peoples property. But you need to either know them or have a good reputation with the other ranchers and farmers in the area. Or pay $$$. They do not need hunters going out killing one or two hogs that's not effective unless there is a fee involved.

I have seen a decline in the hogs over the last few years I give credit mostly to the drought. But hunting with night vision/thermal, helicopters, and trapping has made a difference. Several large properties that I hunt personally have gone from seeing hundreds of hogs a week to rarely a hog sighting anymore. Did I kill them all? No but when you hit 5-10 out of a group several times in a row they start to wise up and move off the property.

Hog hunting has also become big business for everyone landowners, firearms manufactures, ammunition manufatures, suppressor, night vision, and day scopes are benefiting from the hog hunting craze. For anyone to actually wipe them out now would destroy that industry not to mention taking away a fun hunt that people can enjoy 24/7 365 days a year.
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#5885589 - 08/19/15 08:18 AM Re: Hog Management videos from Texas A&M [Re: Texaslawman]
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Originally Posted By: Texaslawman


I have seen a decline in the hogs over the last few years ...


Thank you for that insight. I would like to hear the thought from others as well.

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#5890561 - 08/22/15 11:30 AM Re: Hog Management videos from Texas A&M [Re: mikei]
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The link no longer works for some reason. Here is the revised version...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gcK3KvhckE&list=PL10QCALWCnPRucKHEcdnfn_oT9HklyNYG&index=1
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