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I almost picked him up #9048312 05/16/24 11:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Dalee7892
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I can’t imagine the chaos that would have ensued if I had picked him up though.

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You let it walk away alive confused2


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Those are the kind that fit on the smoker whole...

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Originally Posted by Stub
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That was going to my question as well.

Shoot it. Then picking it up is easy.

Little hogs grow up to be big hogs. A scourge.


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Originally Posted by Stub
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There is an endless supply here that can't be controlled due to several circumstances. They don't hurt anything I have anyway and there's more browse than the deer can even begin to eat. If I kill them, the corpses attract more coyotes and more coyotes mean more fawn depredation. I've already been down this road.

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Originally Posted by ntxtrapper
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There is an endless supply here that can't be controlled due to several circumstances. They don't hurt anything I have anyway and there's more browse than the deer can even begin to eat. If I kill them, the corpses attract more coyotes and more coyotes mean more fawn depredation. I've already been down this road.


You won't have 'more' Coyotes coming in to scavenge the occasional hog carcass. Your 'resident' Coyotes will take care of it....if they find it all.

Buzzards are more likely to clean up most of it. Coyotes are VERY territorial and the idea that not killing hogs (because a bunch of new Coyotes will come) in order to increase fawn survival is a fools errand.

If you want the best fawn survival and herd numbers, kill ALL hogs and coyotes you see.


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Originally Posted by Dalee7892
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They really do. Smart as a dog.

I don’t know how sows do but a Barr hog get pretty large over time.


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You let it walk away alive confused2


There is an endless supply here that can't be controlled due to several circumstances. They don't hurt anything I have anyway and there's more browse than the deer can even begin to eat. If I kill them, the corpses attract more coyotes and more coyotes mean more fawn depredation. I've already been down this road.


You won't have 'more' Coyotes coming in to scavenge the occasional hog carcass. Your 'resident' Coyotes will take care of it....if they find it all.

Buzzards are more likely to clean up most of it. Coyotes are VERY territorial and the idea that not killing hogs (because a bunch of new Coyotes will come) in order to increase fawn survival is a fools errand.

If you want the best fawn survival and herd numbers, kill ALL hogs and coyotes you see.


I only live here and run a 5 mile trap line so what could I possibly know about coyotes trout

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Originally Posted by txtrophy85
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Make a great pet



They really do. Smart as a dog.

I don’t know how sows do but a Barr hog get pretty large over time.


Right on both accounts.

Good friend of mine let his daughter raise a Feral Hog piglet. Said it was every bit as smart as any dog he had ever had.

They had it (a sow) for 5 years before giving it away. And yes....it got pretty darn big (well over 200 lbs).

Typically males (Boars or Barrs) will grow to be larger, but sows can attain impressive weights. I have personally killed sows over 250 lbs. (weighed) and those were wild hogs.


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Originally Posted by txtrophy85
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They really do. Smart as a dog.

I don’t know how sows do but a Barr hog get pretty large over time.


They effectively verbally communicate with each other. I listen to them daily. Deer are wary, but compared to the pigs, they are dumb as a box of rocks.

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Originally Posted by ntxtrapper
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Make a great pet



They really do. Smart as a dog.

I don’t know how sows do but a Barr hog get pretty large over time.


They effectively verbally communicate with each other. I listen to them daily. Deer are wary, but compared to the pigs, they are dumb as a box of rocks.


Agreed.

Been observing and controlling the numbers of Feral Hogs on my property for over 30 years now. They are smarter than many folks give them credit for. Quick learners.


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