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#6064170 - 12/03/15 07:45 AM Warthogs
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http://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/outdoors/article/Warthogs-invade-South-Texas-6671689.php

Over its 46-year history, the Chaparral Wildlife Management Area has been the site of a long list of achievements that cemented its reputation as the premier state-owned wildlife and wildlife habitat research, education and public hunting complex in South Texas.






This year, the "Chap" added a new feat to that list. But it's not one the staff of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's 15,200-acre tract in Dimmit and LaSalle counties wanted or covets.



"I'm guess now we'll be known as the first public hunting area in North America where a hunter harvested a warthog," said Stephen Lange, Chaparral WMA manager.

And not just one warthog. During public deer hunts on the Chaparral WMA this autumn, hunters have taken four warthogs, wild swine native to Africa and cousins of the feral hogs whose booming population swarms like locusts over Texas' landscape causing millions of dollars of property damage and untold harm to native wildlife, habitat and other natural resources.

The Chaparral WMA is in the center of what evidence indicates is a growing, range-expanding, self-sustaining feral population of African warthogs, the first such population on this continent. And that worries state wildlife managers such as Lange, who see the non-native warthogs, which can weigh more than 200 pounds, as having the potential to negatively affect native wildlife and habitat


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#6064373 - 12/03/15 09:48 AM Re: Warthogs [Re: bill oxner]
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#6065043 - 12/03/15 04:06 PM Re: Warthogs [Re: bill oxner]
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Would be cool to shoot one. That kangaroo wasn't far from my lease. That would be awesome!!!
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#6065143 - 12/03/15 05:05 PM Re: Warthogs [Re: bill oxner]
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Anybody know if they can reproduce with feral hogs?
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#6065259 - 12/03/15 06:26 PM Re: Warthogs [Re: bill oxner]
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Pic from Mr. Bills link: suckers are kind of cute too bad it gets too cold in W. Texas for them. We already have pigs might as well have warthogs. Plus I would love to see a feral boar & warthog have it out.


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