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Re: FERAL HOG INFORMATION THREAD [Re: 223camp] #2487976
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nice better for the hunt more meat on the table for you


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Buying 10-30 wild hogs on a regular basis (weekly). (.50/lb). lives in northwest Arkansas. Willing to travel to the borderline of southern Oklahoma and Northern Texas. I'm slaughtering and smokin' them hogs here to sell to the Asian community. If anyone is looking to sell their hogs, email (leon_boi1983@yahoo.com) or call 479-233-9563. Leon


Re: FERAL HOG INFORMATION THREAD [Re: leonhogbuyer] #2580400
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Greetings,
I live on 150 acres South of Austin that's been in the family since 1829.
First, let me say the drought is really bad and probably has something to do with it..please comment.

Haven't seen a rattlesnake this year - anywhere nearby. I'm told the hogs home in on the rattles and eat the snakes. Actually, only killed a few coperheads and one coral snake this year, whereas I usually have a "snake a day" on copperheads and kill dozens each year.

Had hundreds of turkeys around here...HAD.
Now I see small groups of 3 to 5 but NO little turkeys.

Deer seem to be doing OK as I still see them regularly.

Never see any Bobwhites anymore but I think the fireants killed them.

Also heard that the pigs are killing coyotes but can't confirm that.

What do you think folks?



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Re: FERAL HOG INFORMATION THREAD [Re: jeh7mmmag] #2659974
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Ok, Im a finance major, so I know about doubling effects. If you have sows sexually mature at 1.5 years old (which is way conservative, its is actually around 12 months in domestic swine) and having a 18% increase in population annually, that is actually doubling every 2.25 years, not every five like the article says.


Re: FERAL HOG INFORMATION THREAD [Re: Heeler] #2785647
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You can hunt corp of engineer land at Lake Whitney by going and getting a permit. They have a set of rules you have to follow but it does not cost you to hunt there.


Re: FERAL HOG INFORMATION THREAD [Re: jeh7mmmag] #2798920
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Now scheduling flights, shooting hogs from a helicopter. Thousands of acres of hog infested land waiting for you to save from over population of feral hogs. Land owners are desperate to get rid of the destructive, diseased, and elusive feral hogs who root up cropland, root up seeds, destroy crops and property. Feral hogs reproduce exponentially every year and there is no end in sight. We are accepting bookings for helicopter Feral Hog Depredation flights within a one hundred mile radius of Houston. We are a helicopter service company and we provide feral hog control for land owners in Texas. If you think you would like to experience the thrill of shooting feral hogs from a helicopter contact us for a list of requirements to qualify. barnhill_jim@yahoo.com


Re: FERAL HOG INFORMATION THREAD [Re: jram512] #2804932
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Originally Posted By: jram512
Ok, Im a finance major, so I know about doubling effects. If you have sows sexually mature at 1.5 years old (which is way conservative, its is actually around 12 months in domestic swine) and having a 18% increase in population annually, that is actually doubling every 2.25 years, not every five like the article says.


Nutrition plays a very large role in how often sows breed and in the size of their litters. Domestic swine are generally quite pampered in comparison to feral hogs. A domestic pig can easily be weighing around 250-275 Lbs around age six months. (reference: http://www.epa.gov/agriculture/ag101/porkphases.html) It probably takes a feral hog at least 2-3 years to gain that much weight. When times are tough, like this year's drought in Texas, sows will have fewer and smaller litters than normal. Even in good times they will have less offspring than domestic swine. The average is about 1.5 litters per year, with 5-6 piglets per litter. (reference: http://feralhogs.tamu.edu/frequently-asked-questions-wild-pigs/)



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Re: FERAL HOG INFORMATION THREAD [Re: HighTechRedneck] #2845482
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Originally Posted By: HighTechRedneck
Heeler, we have over 40,000 free acres to hunt around Lake Whitney. They allow shotgun for hogs! I have never hunted it but know people that do successfully. I have threatened myself to hunt it every year just never have. My thoughts where to go by boat and come in on the backside of the Corp. land away from most pressure.


The problem is that you cannot use any shot larger than #2 bird shot. Shooting a hog with bird shot is only going to piss him off. Since it is illegal to carry a handgun on Corp Land, you better be in shape to climb a tree if you pepper a hog with #2 bird shot.


FERAL HOG INFORMATION THREAD [Re: HELICOPTER HOG HUNTER] #2845542
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Originally Posted By: HELICOPTER HOG HUNTER

Beginning in September the “Pork Chopper” bill will allow landlandowners and hunters to hunt feral hogs and from helicopter. VERTEX Helicopters


First, Shooting pigs from a helicopter is NOT HUNTING. In fact, it is simply killing for the sport of killing. Ask any Indian how well that worked out for the buffalo in the U.S.
I don't care if they are just pigs, killing for the sport of killing is unethical and just plain wrong. There is a special place in Hell reserved for somebody who runs a company that promotes this type of activity.
If you are not going to eat what you kill, then don't kill it. There is no gray area.



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How about if it is kill them before the stop you from being able to produce food they are not a native speices (unlike buffalo)and will eat anything.


FERAL HOG INFORMATION THREAD [Re: East Tex Cowboy] #2862620
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The four-page
“Using Fences to Exclude Feral Hogs from Wildlife Stations”
publication was developed by Texas A&M University System and U.S. Department of
Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service wildlife experts. It
provides advice and direction on how landowners can protect corn and protein
pellets intended for wildlife from being eaten by feral hogs.

The new publication may be downloaded from the Texas AgriLife Bookstore website
at http://agrilifebookstore.org or Plum Creek Watershed Partnership website at
http://pcwp.tamu.edu/feral-hogs.



Find more stories, photos, videos and audio at agrilife.org/today and view this
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Re: FERAL HOG INFORMATION THREAD [Re: jeh7mmmag] #2866051
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It is not a grey area...it's black and white. Pigs are devastating to our(my)properties. They reproduce faster than any larger mammal in North America. And once they are rooted, literally, into an area there is no way of getting rid of them. So, if you don't have them on your property, then your right is to feel that way regarding these demons. Our right as landowners is to kill as many as quickly as possible. If it takes helicopters to do so, then pile up the carcasses and let the coyotes and worms have them. They have destroyed quail, turkey, and my best friends lambs. The things are invasive, unnatural omnivores and we hate them. So, whatever some think of hunting them from planes, trains and automobiles and the ethics of it is your business. How I handle my "hog problem" is damn sure my business.


Re: FERAL HOG INFORMATION THREAD [Re: STRIKE_N_STOP_EM_KENNELS] #2873743
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Hey guys I am Moving to killeen tx in a few months i am prior military and i am 30 responsible hunter looking for hunting buddies or someone that would like a extra hand god speed and hope some of you veteran hunters dont mind a motivated green horn



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Re: FERAL HOG INFORMATION THREAD [Re: MaggieMTx] #2892097
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Say a guy want to trap on his property to sell to a federal approved swine buying station. What are the steps?



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Re: FERAL HOG INFORMATION THREAD [Re: Cody Malone] #2898619
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Thanks to Wiredhernandez
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Rabbit fever and Feral Hogs
Steve Presley, a zoonotic disease researcher at TIEHH, leads a team of researchers that tested about 130 feral hogs from Crosby, Bell and Coryell coun-ties. Of the animals tested, 50 percent of the Crosby County pigs and 15 percent of the central Texas pigs showed evidence of current or past infection with Francisella tularensis.

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Re: FERAL HOG INFORMATION THREAD [Re: STRIKE_N_STOP_EM_KENNELS] #3096666
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i might be barking up a bad tree here, but im trying to find some different areas all around texas i can go for hogs. its funny that when looking online to go hofggin, every wants cash, but there such a problem other people are paying to have them killed. is there any middle ground on this? any info would be great. you can hit me up on here or feel free to email me at bowrider84@gmail.com thanks guys


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Plum Creek Watershed Feral Hog Project
http://pcwp.tamu.edu/feral-hogs/

•Feral Hog Disease Concerns
Download presentations with voice-overs to learn more about regulations and disease concerns




http://pcwp.tamu.edu/media/7052/feral-hog-disease-concerns.pdf



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There is a new online resource for feral hogs,

the eXtension Feral Hogs Community of Practice at http://www.extension.org/feral_hogs. This is a nationwide online resource with experts contributing information from across the country. In the Feral Hogs Community of Practice you will find information on biology, history, damage, control methods, and many other important aspects associated with feral hogs. There is also an AgriLife Today news article, http://today.agrilife.org/2012/06/11/feral-hog-cop/, that provides information on what the Feral Hogs Community of Practice is and what can be found at the site. Please take a look at the new Feral Hogs Community of Practice and let everyone who you think would be interested know about it.



Thanks,

Jared Timmons, Associate Wildlife Biologist ®

Extension Assistant

Texas AgriLife Extension Service

Dept. Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences

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Originally Posted By: Cody Malone
Say a guy want to trap on his property to sell to a federal approved swine buying station. What are the steps?


We trap them, load them and haul them to a buyer. We unload them on the scales and then they cut a check. Nothing to it.


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I was wandering if any of you hog hunters might would give me a couple hogs. I'm handicapped and can't go after them anymore. I want to make some klobása (simular to Eckrege sausage.) If anybody will fix me up. I can meet you and pick them up. I'll even make you up some to. Then all you have to do is smoke them. Thanks.....Chuck. I'm willing to buy a couple if their cheap enough and I can pick them up


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I got into town about 330 this morning and my son shot a pig about 6 o'clock yesterday evening with the cold temperatures last night do y'all think the meat is still good.

Re: FERAL HOG INFORMATION THREAD [Re: STRIKE_N_STOP_EM_KENNELS] #3885192
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This is great. Just like the age old question: Which is smarter, the pig or the horse?


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Re: FERAL HOG INFORMATION THREAD [Re: passthru] #3899193
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Originally Posted By: passthru
Hogs will go nocturnal quicker too. Still, that's why we have glow sticks and spot lights.


And Moultrie night-cams. Mine has found me most of my hogs since I bought it. elmer

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I'm looking to go on a hog hunt. I live in College Station and don't mind driving a little ways. If anyone has a hog problem please send me a PM or if you know of a place to hog hunt. I'm also looking to shoot varmints as well. Thank you...

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