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Wild hogs
« on: December 14, 2018, 02:42:20 PM »
The hills of north Louisiana have become heavily infested with ferral hogs. They have become mostly nocturnal ie sleep all day and forage at night in herds. Here's what my lawn looks like after one night of invasion. 



 
Legal to take them any time, any way, but they have become smart.
Baited traps worked for a while, but seldom work any more. Adding to the problem is the practice of deer hunters putting out corn for bait. Hogs love corn and they run in herds of 1 to 2 dozen and hit a different deer hunters bait each night. I put a baited cage type trap on the edge of my lawn, but the hogs haven't been back.
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Re: Wild hogs
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2018, 02:50:22 PM »
DanG it that's a lot of damage for over night!

Time for some night vision mounted on a AR :rifle:
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Re: Wild hogs
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2018, 02:52:22 PM »
   Mom's handyman in N. Fla has a trap there on her place that he periodically baits, sets and catches a few. I think he just leaves it open with bait for several weeks then when ready he  sets it. 

   Last summer I was down there and ran into an old classmate and met her husband who says he catches 20-25 at a time using an elevated pen trap on their place. It is hooked to a wireless trail camera and switch and he can see how many and where they are under his trap. When ready he hits the remote, from his phone I think, and catches a bunch. He says the hogs don't seem to get alarmed at the pen above them and he catches big bunches again in the same spot. They never seem to get used to or alarmed by the elevated trap.
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Re: Wild hogs
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2018, 03:46:22 PM »
DanG it that's a lot of damage for over night!

Time for some night vision mounted on a AR :rifle:
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Re: Wild hogs
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2018, 08:58:09 AM »
Was out  south of Abilene deer hunting last week and killed the first hog off of that ranch.  Rough prickly pear, mesquite, and thorns everywhere makes you wonder how they make it.  Was just a matter of time before they showed up.

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« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2018, 09:24:59 AM »
Was out  south of Abilene deer hunting last week and killed the first hog off of that ranch.  Rough prickly pear, mesquite, and thorns everywhere makes you wonder how they make it.  Was just a matter of time before they showed up.
Heat is tough on hogs, they need mud and water to cool off in the heat of summer, I suspect that there wont be many out there, also suspect some body brought them in.
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Re: Wild hogs
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2018, 10:39:31 PM »
Run real rough curs on them. I used to run some peanut busting, ham chewing yellers and if i didnt get there asap, hind end would be torn up, but sitting down, waiting to hobbled. Ran some with some guys out of serepta, la. They had good dogs and not many hogs got away. 
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« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2018, 10:13:15 AM »
Was out  south of Abilene deer hunting last week and killed the first hog off of that ranch.  Rough prickly pear, mesquite, and thorns everywhere makes you wonder how they make it.  Was just a matter of time before they showed up.
Heat is tough on hogs, they need mud and water to cool off in the heat of summer, I suspect that there wont be many out there, also suspect some body brought them in.
They had been around close by but there are a lot out there.  Ag fields in the area and tons of protein and corn being put out.  Small ponds or tanks there for the cattle.

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« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2018, 03:11:22 PM »

Heat is tough on hogs, they need mud and water to cool off in the heat of summer, I suspect that there wont be many out there, also suspect some body brought them in.
They had been around close by but there are a lot out there.  Ag fields in the area and tons of protein and corn being put out.  Small ponds or tanks there for the cattle.
Well, they are adaptable devils, and once they adapt they are hard to get rid of.  We killed or trapped over 70 one year on 800 acres and did nothing to thin the crop.  Near Livingston.
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« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2018, 09:39:21 AM »
You guys need some help shooting them hogs let me know me and my 45-70 will be happy to come down there  fudd-smiley fudd-smiley :rifle: :rifle:
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« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2018, 11:58:37 AM »
You guys need some help shooting them hogs let me know me and my 45-70 will be happy to come down there  fudd-smiley fudd-smiley :rifle: :rifle:
That thing wont shoot fast enough, at least an AR with 30 rounds, or a machine gun, should you be so lucky.
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« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2018, 03:29:49 PM »
No it don't but makes a big hole Ido have a 308 and a 7mm Mag
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« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2019, 03:59:18 PM »
They can sure play havoc in a hayfield in one night.
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Re: Wild hogs
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2019, 06:29:59 AM »
Put a bounty on them People will make a living and no more hogs.
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« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2019, 07:16:50 AM »
went to a college visit yesterday.  Talked with a bio-chem professor who grew up on a farm.  they have developed a biological that will kill feral hogs.  the problem is it kills domestic stock hogs as well. :o
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« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2019, 08:39:16 AM »
A few escaped from a local game farm about 15 yeas ago and multiplied to a few "families" in a couple of years.
We hunted them in winter by tracking as we didnt have any dogs.
I was the truck man following the chase.
Killed 23 one year and ate quite a lot, was OK. I tried to make bacon but the loins were too small.
USDA and our state agency started a trapping program in about 06 or so.
My friend poo pooed the idea saying they will never get rid of them.
Dont see any evidence of them here now.

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« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2019, 09:02:06 AM »
Just part of the south now kudzu, fire ants, moonshine, rattlers, and razorbacks.  One will cover you up in one night, one will get you jumping out of your britches, one will give you a good night sleep, one if you step on will make you the high jump champion, and the other will beat your team in football, and basketball and baseball etc. etc. . day or night  :D
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Re: Wild hogs
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2019, 12:39:10 PM »
went to a college visit yesterday.  Talked with a bio-chem professor who grew up on a farm.  they have developed a biological that will kill feral hogs.  the problem is it kills domestic stock hogs as well. :o


Killing like that is never the answer.
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« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2019, 08:59:32 PM »
I agree, just a comment on research i heard about.  i think enough people want to kill them the old fashioned way.  just like other domestic animals going feral, it can get out of control.  if they would become a vector for serious human disease might change the outlook.
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Re: Wild hogs
« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2019, 09:07:17 PM »
That would make a difference.
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