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#5938855 - 09/21/15 10:10 AM So, I may have a problem...
cameron00 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 01/08/09
Posts: 8711
Loc: Texas
I like shooting hogs. Last year I'd typically see about 1 hog every 4-5 sits.

This year is looking a bit different. I see close to zero deer and, well, this...




Other feeder:



I sat Saturday morning and the hogs hit the feeder I was watching less than 30 seconds after it went off. Sounded like a thundering herd coming through the woods. Shot the biggest boar and couldn't even get a 2nd shot off because there were so many running everywhere I couldn't aim at 1. That's when I need the AR.

Then, was getting tools out of my truck and looked across my hay patch and had another enormous group at the other feeder. Stalked up on them and they winded me about 250 yards out, so I lobbed a couple shots. May have hit one, not sure. Didn't bother following them into the bamboo.

I've got a guy that's going to use one of those remote trapping systems coming out.

This is too many.

In good news, I actually got a picture of a deer as well. Little 8-point, I don't think he's legal.


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#5938864 - 09/21/15 10:18 AM Re: So, I may have a problem... [Re: cameron00]
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Registered: 12/02/08
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Loc: Wylie TX
Wish I had your problem. The deer on my camera will all get a pass this year
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#5938867 - 09/21/15 10:21 AM Re: So, I may have a problem... [Re: cameron00]
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Feed pens and traps should do the job


Edited by SapperTitan (09/21/15 10:21 AM)
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#5938879 - 09/21/15 10:28 AM Re: So, I may have a problem... [Re: SapperTitan]
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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Feed pens and traps should do the job


or 20 lbs of tannerite rifle
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#5938895 - 09/21/15 10:33 AM Re: So, I may have a problem... [Re: cameron00]
BrazosHunter Offline
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Registered: 10/11/07
Posts: 207
Loc: Bryan, Texas
yep.. you have a pig problem.. time for some hog panels around those feeders.. $20 Hog panels @ TSC cheaper than feeding hogs all season long.. throw some rye grass seed under those feeders and double the drawing power!
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#5938908 - 09/21/15 10:45 AM Re: So, I may have a problem... [Re: SnakeWrangler]
bornforit Offline
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Registered: 12/11/06
Posts: 357
Loc: Longview, Tx
Originally Posted By: SnakeWrangler
Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Feed pens and traps should do the job


or 20 lbs of tannerite rifle


This on my list to do.. Think it will take 20lbs of it though?

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#5939127 - 09/21/15 12:49 PM Re: So, I may have a problem... [Re: cameron00]
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Registered: 06/11/11
Posts: 1949
Loc: DFW
Houston you have a BIG problem right there! That is a lot of bacon!

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#5939143 - 09/21/15 12:57 PM Re: So, I may have a problem... [Re: cameron00]
Simple Searcher Online   content
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Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 5893
Loc: Helotes, Hext
We had that problem. But we have trapped/shot 40+ hogs now, they have thinned out and gone nocturnal. It has been a lot work, and fun.
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#5939179 - 09/21/15 01:17 PM Re: So, I may have a problem... [Re: cameron00]
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Registered: 02/25/09
Posts: 4907
Loc: BenBrook Texas
Mine is the same way, I usually get groups of 15 to 30 at a feeder at a time. Have run off pretty much all deer. I just put up panels that are 34" tall and for some reason the deer have not figured out how to jump the panels yet to get to the corn, weird! Only pics of deer is on the outside of the feeder pens
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#5939184 - 09/21/15 01:18 PM Re: So, I may have a problem... [Re: cameron00]
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Registered: 11/04/07
Posts: 992
Loc: Flower Mound
Don't look at it as a problem, but rather as a target of opportunity.
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#5939227 - 09/21/15 01:38 PM Re: So, I may have a problem... [Re: cameron00]
DirtNapTET Offline
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Registered: 11/08/13
Posts: 613
Loc: America
I have the same problem... Dont get me wrong, I love shooting hogs, but they have gotten pretty bad; I'm seeing less and less deer on the cams as time goes on.

It's a fine balance between tainting your deer spots before the season even starts, and trying to clean them out before they take reign of the entire area.
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#5939274 - 09/21/15 02:06 PM Re: So, I may have a problem... [Re: cameron00]
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Registered: 05/04/15
Posts: 2136
Loc: Denton County
All might have to go to gravity feeders, pigs can't reach that high. Unless it's HOGZILLA!

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#5939355 - 09/21/15 02:58 PM Re: So, I may have a problem... [Re: cameron00]
redchevy Online   content
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Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 27794
Loc: Texas
I always liked hogs, its fun knowing you get to shoot everytime you see them. Seeing deer makes a hunt fun, but even when you see a good number of deer no guarantee you see a shooter. If you see hogs you see a shooter every time up

They can get old after a little while though.
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#5939358 - 09/21/15 03:01 PM Re: So, I may have a problem... [Re: cameron00]
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Registered: 10/09/12
Posts: 2344
Loc: Houston, Texas
I understand your problem all too well. Hope you can put a dent in the population!
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#5939620 - 09/21/15 05:41 PM Re: So, I may have a problem... [Re: SnakeWrangler]
crosshare Offline
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Registered: 07/12/13
Posts: 673
Originally Posted By: SnakeWrangler
Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Feed pens and traps should do the job


or 20 lbs of tannerite rifle


^^^This

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