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Shooting pigs at the feeder during season...? #5411999 11/11/14 02:23 AM
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Just finished up a three week work trip and now packing up for 5 days of camping out on the lease... No elec, no water, no phone, or wifi. Can't wait!

I hunt pigs the rest of the year, but was thinking of taking a few while I'm out there this go around at night. New lease in a high pressure county (Caldwell). You guys think that may spook some of the deer? Am I better off waiting until I've filled my buck tag. Can hunt the hogs all year anyhow....

Re: Shooting pigs at the feeder during season...? [Re: Jason H] #5412016 11/11/14 02:28 AM
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I kill hogs anytime they show up since they always run the deer off of the corn around my blinds. If you have a lot of hogs you won't have many deer. I don't have hog problem now because of trapping and killing them everytime I get the chance. I also have feed pens around all my feeders.



Re: Shooting pigs at the feeder during season...? [Re: Jason H] #5412038 11/11/14 02:34 AM
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Agree with above. The deer aren't going to be around if there are hogs. Shoot every one of them!!

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I'd shoot them.

Deer are weird. You can spook them by farting 200 yards away, but it's not unusual for the to pop out completely unalarmed 2 minutes after I shoot a doe or something.

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Re: Shooting pigs at the feeder during season...? [Re: Jason H] #5412147 11/11/14 03:01 AM
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I never liked the idea of shooting pigs at night during deer season. Always figured it was draw unnecessary game warden attention thinking I'm poaching deer at night.


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Re: Shooting pigs at the feeder during season...? [Re: Jason H] #5412172 11/11/14 03:06 AM
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My buddy killed a pig right at legal light, sent me a pic. 20 minutes later he sends a pic of his 8 point he shot.


Re: Shooting pigs at the feeder during season...? [Re: Jason H] #5413236 11/11/14 05:09 PM
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Opening weekend had 3 does at feeder. They all left as a large pig arrived. Pig settled in for a long visit and I invested in 150 grains to make it his last visit. 30 minutes later, With the pig still on the ground where he fell, I had deer back at the feeder. Pigs are a "shoot on sight" target on our lease.

Re: Shooting pigs at the feeder during season...? [Re: Jason H] #5413245 11/11/14 05:14 PM
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Same here as most of the above, shoot 'em. I've watched deer come in and smell a hog laying on the ground under the feeder then act as if it weren't even there. It's almost as if they enjoy seeing a dead hog.


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Shoot em all.... like stated above the pigs will run the deer off.. So I say shoot every last one of them...


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The only time I have seen a deer go to a feeder with pigs was a very mature, dominate buck who owned the place. We fenced 4 feeders and finally have deer going to them daily instead of avoiding them.

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Shoot them all. I've had deer come in 10 minutes after shooting a pig that was still on the ground.

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I shoot them anytime they show up.

Re: Shooting pigs at the feeder during season...? [Re: Jason H] #5414125 11/12/14 12:27 AM
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Shoot them dang pigs anytime, they run our deer off around the farm here, we have no
mercy for them..... Remember a 9 month old sow will breed with her father or any local male, and the party and population starts all over again!


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I would shoot them. Of course I'm shooting a bow so it's a little quieter.


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Re: Shooting pigs at the feeder during season...? [Re: Jason H] #5414562 11/12/14 03:06 AM
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Sometimes they get a pass but I don't hunt feeders, I usually will let them walk when I am in prime time hour morning or evening. I don't have the power of the corn to draw in deer in case I waylay a big pig at 500pm.

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I shot one last week and the deer didn't even stop eating in fact 2 of them laid down and where chilling in the sunshine!

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Bust 'em!

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Yep if they come out they go down.

Re: Shooting pigs at the feeder during season...? [Re: TxYoteHunter] #5415177 11/12/14 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted By: TxYoteHunter
Same here as most of the above, shoot 'em. I've watched deer come in and smell a hog laying on the ground under the feeder then act as if it weren't even there. It's almost as if they enjoy seeing a dead hog.

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Re: Shooting pigs at the feeder during season...? [Re: Jason H] #5415251 11/12/14 02:51 PM
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I shot a big hog the other day and had deer walk right around the dead hog looking for corn.
Going after the hogs at night might be a different story though?

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Well I guess that answers that... Thanks guys.

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