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#6711489 - 03/21/17 07:52 PM farmers & ranchers?
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how many forum members make their living 100% off their land? as such would you be in favor of poison bait for hogs? for me it would be a hard decision to make. in the 50's we used chemicals that had a very adverse affect to pheasant and other wild life. luckily we don't have hogs where I grew up on the farm, be a hard choice to make. say hogs destroy just 25 acers of wheat, could be conservatively $2000/ not counting cost of getting the crop in.
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#6711546 - 03/21/17 08:56 PM Re: farmers & ranchers? [Re: colt45]
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I've successfully eradicate prairie dogs...any more questions smile

I'm all for poison, but want to see a better delivery system.

Hunting aspect is a joke as a viable control method. My person ranch doesn't have a hog issue. Have a pronghorn issue and "use to" have an elk issue.

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#6711557 - 03/21/17 09:09 PM Re: farmers & ranchers? [Re: colt45]
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If you really had a pronghorn issue, you'd let me hunt them for free... cool

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#6711568 - 03/21/17 09:17 PM Re: farmers & ranchers? [Re: colt45]
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We didn't use to have a hog problem.. Now, it makes planting corn v-e-r-y slow & screws up the germination.. Only problem is, like others have said, when you poison them that usually makes its way further down the food chain..

Beats the hell outta the suspension on this..

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#6711582 - 03/21/17 09:29 PM Re: farmers & ranchers? [Re: swmays]
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Originally Posted By: swmays
If you really had a pronghorn issue, you'd let me hunt them for free... cool


Knock yourself out. Shot everyone you see. My place is Mainly in Oklahoma...they do things a little arse backwards tag wise....elk was an easy fix, use to we would just wait until they cross state line and hammer time, now we have a tag option for the reluctant migrates

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#6711819 - 03/22/17 08:57 AM Re: farmers & ranchers? [Re: colt45]
colt45 Online   content
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late 40's early 50's, my dad made a home made poison spreader, truck rear end with a 55gal barrel on top with a spinner in the bottom, used bran, I don't remember the bait, grass hoppers were so bad they were eating spring wheat as much as 25yds into the fields from the edges. if he were alive today, I know what his answer would be.
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#6711828 - 03/22/17 09:04 AM Re: farmers & ranchers? [Re: colt45]
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My land produces money from hay, and mostly from the range. I have to keep that range mowed. Both involve tractor usage. I hate hogs with a passion! They've torn up the land I've worked so hard to smooth up, and rehab grass. I'd be all for poisoning, but I would NOT want to harm any other critter out there. I've got very little deer, and am just now starting to see turkey.

How would poison only target hogs?
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#6711834 - 03/22/17 09:10 AM Re: farmers & ranchers? [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG

How would poison only target hogs?


lead poisoning would be target selective

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#6711844 - 03/22/17 09:17 AM Re: farmers & ranchers? [Re: BOBO the Clown]
Navasot Offline
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Originally Posted By: BOBO the Clown
I've successfully eradicate prairie dogs...any more questions smile

I'm all for poison, but want to see a better delivery system.

Hunting aspect is a joke as a viable control method. My person ranch doesn't have a hog issue. Have a pronghorn issue and "use to" have an elk issue.


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#6711845 - 03/22/17 09:18 AM Re: farmers & ranchers? [Re: colt45]
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Ag income is so low you have to be a rich farmer/rancher to begin with to make it

hogs don't tear up my land like in other places, they just come visit the
3 tanks, eat fallen fruits/corn then move back to the river.

The only poison I've used is rat poison inside the barn

I don't even use fertilizer for my coastal or any of the fruit trees or my vineyard
I like things natural as much as possible

If i were to have hog problem, I can shoot them faster than they can produce.
And my friends would be more than happy to play GI Joe with hogs

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#6711850 - 03/22/17 09:21 AM Re: farmers & ranchers? [Re: swmays]
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Originally Posted By: swmays
If you really had a pronghorn issue, you'd let me hunt them for free... cool


Not if it creates a bigger "human" issue.

I do let people I trust hunt pigs for free. But hunting pigs isn't really overly effective. High scale trapping and the helicopter hunts are the only real methods for reducing the population as far as I can tell.

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#6711851 - 03/22/17 09:21 AM Re: farmers & ranchers? [Re: colt45]
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Iv got plenty of customers that make their living off of hay... they loose lots of land and spend more money to fix it every year... other fields cattle graze in are being destroyed too.... yall can think of all the reasons it shouldn't but the poison is coming one way or another
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#6711857 - 03/22/17 09:26 AM Re: farmers & ranchers? [Re: colt45]
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We are just beginning to see hogs on our properties in western Mills and can already see the damage they do but I'm not ready to start throwing out poison until I know more about the down side.

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#6711859 - 03/22/17 09:28 AM Re: farmers & ranchers? [Re: cameron00]
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Originally Posted By: cameron00
Originally Posted By: swmays
If you really had a pronghorn issue, you'd let me hunt them for free... cool


Not if it creates a bigger "human" issue.

I do let people I trust hunt pigs for free. But hunting pigs isn't really overly effective. High scale trapping and the helicopter hunts are the only real methods for reducing the population as far as I can tell.
I hear you, I would think it would take more helicopters and traps than we could possibly do, maybe build a WALL elmer
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#6711865 - 03/22/17 09:32 AM Re: farmers & ranchers? [Re: colt45]
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Seems like I read somewhere they can use some type of salt in feed that kills hogs but seems to not affect other animals. I believe it was reported they use it in Australia.

I don't make my living farming or ranching and I would still support it.
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