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Killing those babies ?? #7726310 01/23/20 03:55 PM
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Just curious how many guys could get themselves to kill these tiny little babies? I have killed a lot of hogs and try to salvage anything of an edible size for friends and people that want some...but these little sized kids are something different for me. I shot this sow, but the babies didn't want to leave and were even running across my feet when I was working on loading up their mom. One of them even went back into the trap before I left and was just waiting there. I picked it up and sat it in the back of my pickup for a while where it wandered around looking at stuff. I understand they might not survive on their own, but if they were to find the rest of the sounder, another sow would probably accept them.
Killing little babies just doesn't seem right to me !
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We shoot the babies, but by golly, they can be tough little targets when they start running.


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They are destructive too and I try not to think about them as babies. They also make a great adobo. My friends from the Philippines take them all sizes and they are delicious when made into adobo.


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Take them home and finish them on clean water and corn. Then kill em.


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That one single baby will add 100's of destructive hogs to your property in it's lifetime........but it's your call.


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Originally Posted by Cast
Take them home and finish them on clean water and corn. Then kill em.


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Originally Posted by Cast
Take them home and finish them on clean water and corn. Then kill em.


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If you have a place and time to keep them, it could turn out delicious.
If you feed them good now, they will feed you good later and you will have a good idea what went into them beforehand.
Or possibly one of the folks you give pigs to will want them.


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They grow up so just killem.

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Originally Posted by snake oil
They grow up so just killem.



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Agreed.

IMO the BEST time to get rid of them is when they are young, have not yet bred and haven't destroyed a lot of property. You avoid as many negative things about them as is possible...the quicker you can kill them.

Leaving them to 'grow up' only insures you'll have more of them, trust me. I just checked my cameras this morning and the hogs never stop 'MAKING MORE'.






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If you kill a big fat cockroach, and then see three little cockroaches next to the one you just killed, do you let the three little cockroaches go? I look at pigs as really big cockroaches.


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I also shoot them. I've tried to cook the tiny pigs, thinking they would be good and tender to eat. But it was like eating a rubber band. The meat was tough and very chewy. So I don't mess with them any longer.



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Wow....sorta looks like guys are REALLY behind the "kill em" side of this. Chances are the coyotes and whatever will take care of them..

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Originally Posted by Old Stony
Wow....sorta looks like guys are REALLY behind the "kill em" side of this. Chances are the coyotes and whatever will take care of them..

kill them and leave them in the field. Coyotes will still take care of them...but the babies won't starve to death first.


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As a bonus, you can use the baby carcasses as coyote bait!


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If I choose to hunt in a coon tail hat, a pink tootoo and hip waders that is my fine...
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Originally Posted by Old Stony
Wow....sorta looks like guys are REALLY behind the "kill em" side of this. Chances are the coyotes and whatever will take care of them..


One year we managed to shoot nearly all the adults down at the place I hunt in Bosque County. The leftover piglets formed their own sounders. When our time ended due to deer season, we were still trying to kill them off. I would not count on the coyotes finishing the job for you.


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Shoot on sight. You ain't gonna make a dent and you will be helping out the land and all other nature including the coyotes if you let him lay where they drop.

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Originally Posted by Old Stony
Wow....sorta looks like guys are REALLY behind the "kill em" side of this. Chances are the coyotes and whatever will take care of them..


Stony, I know I am not going to change your mind and I know for some reason you have a soft spot for the little ones, because you've been giving them a pass for years that I am aware of. But logically speaking, it is more humane (if that is an issue for you) for YOU to kill them quickly and cleanly..than it is to wash your hands of it and let the Coyotes do it. If the Coyotes kill them...they will die in terror, running for their lives...only to be caught and ripped apart. It's not a great way to 'go'.

I don't enjoy killing even the big one's, let alone the young ones. It's just a necessary thing to do IF I want any chance at all of protecting my property from their ravaging. I am fully committed to reducing their numbers to the extent that I can. I am neither happy nor remorseful for doing so. It just has to be done. I'd rather we had no hogs at all. I have much better things to do.

But..I fully respect and honor your decision to do as you wish with the hogs you trap. You've a been a dedicated and successful soldier in the ongoing war to keep them beat back. My hat is off to you.

Flint.

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let them go I like a little bigger target

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Kill em all, don't bother sorting them out. A little nuisance is a nuisance. They'll only get bigger and ruin your land.

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I’d cut em down and wouldn’t think twice

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Don't mean to sound heartless, but kill them all.

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Shoot mama watch babies run off when they return shoot babies


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I also shoot them. I've tried to cook the tiny pigs, thinking they would be good and tender to eat. But it was like eating a rubber band. The meat was tough and very chewy. So I don't mess with them any longer.



They fall apart in a Crock Pot. I kill every shoat/piglet that I can and enjoy every bite of them.

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