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Wild Hogs Wreaking Havoc
« on: March 17, 2015, 08:51:22 PM »
On my food plots.  Plowing then up in room size plots.  Making nasty holes.  Murder trying to mow or harrow with the tractor after they do this.  There is just about no way to control these scourges. 

 

 

 

 
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Re: Wild Hogs Wreaking Havoc
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2015, 08:58:54 PM »
Dang that looks awful.  You must hunt them though, and that sounds fun to me.  How's the meat, I've had it in sausage and that was darn good. Never a wild chop though.

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Re: Wild Hogs Wreaking Havoc
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2015, 09:06:54 PM »
Not sure about current hunting and trapping regs on wild hogs in Ga. In most states I think you can shoot feral hogs year round and sometimes even at night. If it is on your property it is your hog. Not that hard to trap them. All kind of designs on the web to build pens with trap doors, some with one way doors that will catch multiple hogs - hog roots open the door, gets in and can't get out. Boar snares are not that expensive.

I think I'd be eating plenty of pork if I were you.
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Re: Wild Hogs Wreaking Havoc
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2015, 09:14:36 PM »
I actually don't like to eat them.  They are tough as whit leather.  The fat is gamey and has to be removed.  I found it best to clean them thoroughly of all fat and connective tissue and BBQ the meat low and slow.  You can make sausage, but you have to add a lot of tame pork fat to make it good. 

You can catch some in a trap once.  They are smart and get trap shy really quickly. 
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Re: Wild Hogs Wreaking Havoc
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2015, 09:25:04 PM »
A quote from the Georgia web site:

Feral Hog

Private Lands

No closed season; no limit. Feral hogs may be hunted at night with a light (no voltage restriction), which is carried on the person, affixed to a helmet or hat, or part of a belt system worn by a hunter. No hunting from a vehicle. Hunting over bait is allowed. A resident Hunting License is required to hunt feral hogs for all resident hunters 16 years old or older, except when hunting on land owned by them or their immediate family (blood or dependent relationship) residing in the same household. Non-residents must possess a non-resident hunting license.

National Forest Lands (outside of WMAs)

Hogs may be taken with archery equipment during archery deer season, with deer weapons during firearms deer season, with turkey weapons during turkey season and with small game weapons during small game season. Feral hogs may be hunted with dogs with appropriate weapons restrictions while training dogs during dates when training season coincides with small game or turkey season. See Specialty Hunts on WMA & Federal Areas for dog training seasons and rules. No limit. No night hunting. No hunting over bait. Hunting license requirements must be met. Hunter orange is required during firearms and primitive weapons deer seasons.


Danny - maybe you should set up a FF hog hunt down there.  I'll be happy to come dow a shoot a few of them for you.

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Re: Wild Hogs Wreaking Havoc
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2015, 09:49:15 PM »
Need to call in the American Hoggers.  Maybe some new episodes in the making.....
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Re: Wild Hogs Wreaking Havoc
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2015, 10:00:15 PM »
They are probably worse than the hogs  :D
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Re: Wild Hogs Wreaking Havoc
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2015, 10:50:39 PM »
Freind from Texas hunts, and traps hogs.
You can draw them in by making a wallow.
Soak some 4x4's in diesel fuel, set them out where you
want to shoot. They come to the smell of diesel.
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Re: Wild Hogs Wreaking Havoc
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2015, 10:51:54 PM »
I attended a Hog Seminar last week sponsored by our county Extension Office.  Very informative.  I recently have had my first evidence of hogs on my place.   :-\  I hope that it got out of someone's hog pen and is just one.
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Re: Wild Hogs Wreaking Havoc
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2015, 12:06:19 AM »
Night hunting with suppressed weapons (where legal) and night vision equipment.  Expensive gear.  If you put a request for help on certain firearms sites you would probably get some well qualified volunteers.  It's a popular sport with ex military types.
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Re: Wild Hogs Wreaking Havoc
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2015, 02:00:09 AM »
Wild pork is good cooked in an earth oven. Hangi or Umu depending on which Island you are from. Some sweet potato, corn on the cob, pumpkin etc.

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Locally they are usually hunted with well trained (and brave, but not very smart) hunting dogs. Use the dogs to run them down, then finish then with a well placed shot or knife. Alternatively you can just stalk and ping them off sniper style when they come out around dusk. Yes they are smart, but you shoot a couple, and the rest don't come back for a while.
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Re: Wild Hogs Wreaking Havoc
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2015, 04:44:48 AM »
Is that a invitation? ;D We might need to try and quarter saw one of them hogs. We will need a bigun to get the right grain.
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Re: Wild Hogs Wreaking Havoc
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2015, 07:00:22 AM »
If that were my property, the policy would be S. S. S.!
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Re: Wild Hogs Wreaking Havoc
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2015, 07:04:54 AM »
If that were my property, the policy would be S. S. S.!

As they are classed as a pest, I think it's Shoot, Shovel and invite your buddies around when the Hangi is ready to lift ;)
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Re: Wild Hogs Wreaking Havoc
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2015, 07:19:08 AM »
That is right.  You can shoot them anytime, day or night here on private land.
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Re: Wild Hogs Wreaking Havoc
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2015, 07:32:29 AM »
That's too bad. The glaciers we have here keep them critters at bay. I knew they was good for something.
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Re: Wild Hogs Wreaking Havoc
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2015, 07:40:34 AM »
I think you need some Goats at least ONE
We have a lot of good boys and girls in harms way
lets all support them and their familys.

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Re: Wild Hogs Wreaking Havoc
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2015, 07:43:09 AM »
i would try using electric fence around your open plot area, hogs are very smart and would learn real fast thats an area not worth entering.
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Re: Wild Hogs Wreaking Havoc
« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2015, 08:11:21 AM »
i would try using electric fence around your open plot area, hogs are very smart and would learn real fast thats an area not worth entering.

With a decent controller it will discourage them. The one we had at the old farm was rated to keep Elephants out for 10 miles  :D
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Re: Wild Hogs Wreaking Havoc
« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2015, 09:05:10 AM »
One wet spring morning Mary and I went over to visit her folk's.  I noticed a 20 acre field next to their house had been tilled.   I couldn't figure out how they possibly could have worked it considering how wet it was.  I asked. Well, it started out being oats but the neighbor's hogs had gotten into it and rooted it all up - leaving nothing unturned.
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