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#6884667 - 09/11/17 08:57 PM What would it take?
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What would it take to eradicate all the unwanted wild hogs in Texas ? ... confused2
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#6884672 - 09/11/17 09:01 PM Re: What would it take? [Re: General Guts]
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Loc: North Texas
I'd say a nuclear bomb with ground zero somewhere around Brownwood, but I don't think even that would work. They'd be back in a couple months.

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#6884675 - 09/11/17 09:04 PM Re: What would it take? [Re: General Guts]
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Some type of virus....a really bad one
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#6884680 - 09/11/17 09:11 PM Re: What would it take? [Re: General Guts]
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Pig flu?
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#6884697 - 09/11/17 09:24 PM Re: What would it take? [Re: General Guts]
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Make suppressors over the counter transactions and we may be on to something popcorn
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#6884703 - 09/11/17 09:26 PM Re: What would it take? [Re: General Guts]
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Registered: 06/30/08
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Loc: Mesquite, Tx
Nothing will eradicate them. That said, I'm not certain everyone wants them eradicated. There is a whole industry and economic benefit built on hog hunting.

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#6884707 - 09/11/17 09:29 PM Re: What would it take? [Re: General Guts]
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If a SHTF moment were to happen think of all the food running loose out there.

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#6884800 - 09/12/17 04:11 AM Re: What would it take? [Re: General Guts]
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Registered: 07/21/16
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Loc: East of Dallas
It would be about impossible to eliminate hogs in our state, as some want them for food/hunting. Problems for some but fun for others. I have a ball hunting them.

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#6884832 - 09/12/17 06:27 AM Re: What would it take? [Re: General Guts]
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Scimetrics EPA approved warfarin based product KAPUT ....

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#6884850 - 09/12/17 07:01 AM Re: What would it take? [Re: Pig_Popper]
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Originally Posted By: Pig_Popper
Scimetrics EPA approved warfarin based product KAPUT ....

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yep
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#6885900 - 09/13/17 02:25 AM Re: What would it take? [Re: General Guts]
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Plenty don't got to feeders as well so doubt poison would even do it. You would have to bait the whole state acre by acre with huge traps. Then in 6 months you will have to start over again. We are at over 20 for the year from just shooting at 2 feeders and still get them coming in and large groups of 40+ running around we never see on cam or feeders.

To understand their damage, we left a feed pen open last year and they rooted up half of it. That half is just broomweed while the other half is all blue stem. Luckily they don't root up much but for a year, they destoy native grass until it comes back. Our cows do more damage to the land but they are never rotated and we have a bunch.

Getting rid of the stupid supressor restrictions would help.

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#6886041 - 09/13/17 08:38 AM Re: What would it take? [Re: General Guts]
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They are becoming a bigger and bigger business every year so I doubt eradication would win in a vote.
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#6886074 - 09/13/17 08:59 AM Re: What would it take? [Re: General Guts]
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Put a decent 'bounty' on them and folks will put a good dent in them.

Eradication and Hogs should never be used in the same sentence, it just isn't going to happen at this point. But 'reducing' their numbers is possible.

I wouldn't look to the 'State' for any help though (aside from a few seminars and information).

Since Feral Hogs have been reclassified as 'Exotic Livestock'...they belong to the landowner on whose property they reside. This pretty much absolves the State of any responsibility. And maybe that is as it should be...I don't know.

Just wish I didn't have them.
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#6886147 - 09/13/17 10:00 AM Re: What would it take? [Re: General Guts]
kphilli66 Offline
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Registered: 11/07/14
Posts: 20
Loc: Texas, Ellis County
This question has probably been asked many times, but here goes, is there a market for them other than hunting, can they be taken to a slaughter house live, and sold to them?

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#6886170 - 09/13/17 10:14 AM Re: What would it take? [Re: flintknapper]
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Originally Posted By: flintknapper
Put a decent 'bounty' on them and folks will put a good dent in them.

Eradication and Hogs should never be used in the same sentence, it just isn't going to happen at this point. But 'reducing' their numbers is possible.

I wouldn't look to the 'State' for any help though (aside from a few seminars and information).

Since Feral Hogs have been reclassified as 'Exotic Livestock'...they belong to the landowner on whose property they reside. This pretty much absolves the State of any responsibility. And maybe that is as it should be...I don't know.

Just wish I didn't have them.


Eradication of wild hogs is impossible. Never say Never. up We didn't have hogs on our place in OK for about 25 years. Suddenly they appreared, and trust me. We have tried diligently to eradicate them. Eventually, the ones that survive get the message and move on...for a short time. They come back within a month or two.
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