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WILD BOARS
« on: September 20, 2005, 08:16:18 PM »
    Are there any other wild hog hunters out there?I killed three behind my place,all Russians and I have 3 in a pen puttin on the lard. ;D
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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2005, 09:02:25 PM »
Back  years ago I'd rather hunt hogs than go out with a pretty gal! Yeah, I know, dumb kid! I had several dogs for trailing and running and a couple of pit bulls for catching. We used to sell the hogs to a man that took them up north to sell to fenced "hunting preserves'. It was great fun at the time. Not so much now! smiley_mellow
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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2005, 09:43:59 PM »
   Thats how they got started around here,rootin out of the local "game preserves".I figure at 600 bucks a pop,I got 1800bucks worth free!!               The sows eat pretty good and they are a challenge to sneak up on.
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Re: WILD BOARS
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2005, 12:58:08 PM »
One summer a bunch of'em got out of the pen from a farm over in Maine. They came across the line and was eating on our potatoes and grain in the fields. Needless to say, after feeding them all summer a couple came up missing.  ;D
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Re: WILD BOARS
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2005, 02:18:40 PM »
After a lot of work, the piney-woods hogs were finally all trapped out of the swamp here years ago. 

A couple of years ago, an itenerate in the trailer park, who prides himself in having a yard full of catch dogs and is known to trespass, began bragging about turning some more loose.  His excuse was "All the hogs are gone now, used to be a bunch".   I hit the ceiling and described what they do to a new pine plantation.  Now, as most itenerants who own nothing, he's gone and he's left us with the pigs to deal with.  My neighbor is beginng to see rootings on the back of his property this year.  I guess we'll have to have a big hunt and a Bar-b-Cue.  :-\
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« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2005, 01:58:29 AM »
We still have some around here but most of them are part domestic. Every now & then you see one that can eat out of coke bottle.  When I owned a few hounds it was alot of fun to run a hog, you can believe this or don't but I've seen a hog run over 6 hours. That'll make your dogs walk like a girl with her 1st pair of high heels. When they get up to walk across the pen their bones will be poppin like a .95 cent suitcase. ;D
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« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2005, 09:24:22 AM »
The farmers around here are pretty upset about the hog situation. A neighbor has turned 30 head loose on the other fellows property so they can hunt them the next year. The result is rooted up peanuts in the field as well as knocked down cotton. When they found out who it was, he told them he only turned them out on his property, which is right close to theirs. You would think that a hog would have better sense than to trespass on someone elses property!


Back years ago I'd rather hunt hogs than go out with a pretty gal! Yeah, I know, dumb kid!
  Ellmoe, the old timers around here say it will be that way again shortly, it's just a matter of time.  ;D ;D
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« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2005, 04:50:08 PM »
I don't "hunt" hogs, but I shoot quite a few that are eating my beans every year. 

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« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2005, 06:50:25 PM »
Hog hunting thread with no pictures???

Nephew with his first hog...look at that smile. :)  40 miles NE of College Station Texas.  Think nephew, B-I-L, and myself got 7 or 8 that day.  Four in a trap and shot another 3 or 4...all about the same size.  Best eating ya ever got in too.






Hogs are an “exotic” and really complete with deer for the same food source.  They are quite capable of doing a lot of damage to the woods as Tom menitioned.  While back few Texan’s got caught trapping hogs and selling them to Okie and Arkie landowners to hunt.  Result was big fines and jail time for couple of em.

Texas Ranger might have few hog huntin tales...some around 1,000 pounds have been killed out towards west Texas.

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« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2005, 08:22:44 PM »
Woodbowl,
       I'll take your word on it! ;D

Quote from: ellmoe on September 20, 2005, 09:02:25 PM
Back years ago I'd rather hunt hogs than go out with a pretty gal! Yeah, I know, dumb kid!

  Ellmoe, the old timers around here say it will be that way again shortly, it's just a matter of time.   
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« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2005, 06:25:03 PM »
.   The last two sundays,there has been a biggun at the waller back on the ridge.There's mud smeared a good 3 foot on the trees but he only comes through about once a week.I don't want any part of an ol boar to eat but the sows make outstanding sausage .Larry,do you run hogs with hounds?
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« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2005, 01:31:54 PM »
Larry,do you run hogs with hounds?

Never thought of running hogs with hounds...sounds like it would be fun. :)
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« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2005, 02:44:33 PM »
It's done quite commonly here.  But, it sure is agood way to lose a  hound.

Pit  Bulls are used for Catch Dogs too.  They don't have much of  life expectancy.   You need to make sure you are up on your flesh sewing skills if you send a dog after a hog. :)
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« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2005, 04:41:23 PM »
   I have shot two that my yard dogs bayed right close to the house and since then I got ahold of a hog hunting magazine called "Bayed Solid"and found out it is a popular sport across the south.I'd sure like to hook up with some good ol boys and give it a try.
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« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2005, 12:03:25 AM »
Come see me the middle of November. I know some real hawg hunters that'll let you tag along. You might have to eat some raw oysters & drink some old crow but that's just part of it. At the end of the day they divide up all the meat with whoever hunted that day.

Ole Tom's right about gettin your dog killed. I've had 1 cut real bad before but those real hawg hunters can sew like my grandmamma could. They fixed my dog up & she was ready to hunt again in a couple days. After that she quit running those hawgs that carry a switchblade. ;)
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« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2005, 09:02:28 PM »
  Blake,thanks for the invite.Onlyest thing is,I don't like oysters and I am allergic to old crow (I'm a reformed alcoholic).The rest of it sounds like right up my alley!! :) :)
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« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2005, 09:41:23 AM »
Hogs?  You mean Texas hamsters?

We have had a number of leases for hunting over the years, all have had hogs on them, all have been contaminated by an adjacent land owner with no common sense.

Several years ago a pardner and i were walking fire lines on our lease.  He was carrying a .30-.30 and I had a .22 pistol.  Not serious hunting, he wanted to shoot his rifle and get used to it.  As we walked down a fire lane, a large black hog turned onto it and started towards us, about 20 yards.  I rolled over to the side and yelled "Shoot that SOB (Sorry Old Boar)".  He shot, the hog spun, and he fired again, and the hog ran off the trail into a hardwood flat. 

We walked up to the first shot site, found blood, bone and hair.  Same at the second site.  I walked off into the woods and saw the hog backed up against a small oak.  Told my pardner to put a bead on him, and moved around to the side and behind the hog.  Place a shot into the back of its head and it did not move, dead.

Pardner moved up and we decided to clean it in place and take quarters with us, it appeard to be a big sow.  We could not drag or lift it, no hand holds on hogs and this was a good one.  So, we rolled it over on its back and I slid a knive in between the front legs and worked my way back.  Smooth belly, milk machines and all.  Got between the hind legs and it's "manhood" rolled out, along with the boar hog stink.  Told pardner he could have all the boar hog he wanted, i wanted none of it.  There is no way a boar is eatable.  So, he took the head (tushes out to yonder) and we headed back to camp.  Told him I would carry his rifle, opened the chamber and found a spent hull.  He had been protecting my backside with an empty rifle!

I had a long talk with him back to the camp.

Two weeks later, I was back in the same area and decided to see how the remains were holding up, coyotes and all (love to shoot over bait).  And found the hog, estimated at 400 pounds, had been moved some 100 yards.  Later that year we saw out little black bear in the same area

My pardner quit hunting the day he saw the bear.  Between bears and hogs he decided that there was a good chance there was stuff out there that were tougher than him.  Guess he was right.

On our current lease, a neighbor turned loose a bunch of hogs, but was trapping and cutting the boars.  Had lots of good eating coming out of the creek bottom.  But, he got hurt, retired, and quit trapping.  Two years ago we trapped or shot over 70 hogs, we now have the number down to an almost manageable level.

A sow can have pigs every 3 or 4 months, 8 or more pigs at a time.  Doesn' t take long to build that population up again. 

Domestic hogs turned out de-evolve to an old breed.  They turn black, grow tushes, snout elongates, and shortly, you have piney woods rooters.  About three generations worth for de-evolution.

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« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2005, 11:48:04 AM »
My Granddaddy, Judge Flem C. Dame, the greatest man I ever knew, told me not to ever run a boar.  His instructions for killing piney-woods rooters was sneak up on them and shoot them while they are asleep.  If they so much as take two steps in fright 'r fight, the meat is so permeated with hormones that you can't eat it.

My Uncle, Pete Peterson, loves to hunt.   He shot a boar over dogs one time and brought it home.   They noticed an odor but knew it was fresh so my Aunt put some of it in a pot on the stove to cook for supper.  The odor got so strong that she was run out of the kitchen.  She made Uncle Pete take the pot out of the house.  He had to bury the meat to get rid of the smell.  The pot still smelled even after my "Aunt Sister" (I'll tell you about that name one day) washed it several times.   She made Uncle Pete bury it out back too.  I'll bet that pot is still out there in the woods.
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« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2005, 12:04:47 PM »

 Bunch-a-sissies  :o :o ::) ::)

  Good ol boys in Florida, chase the hogs with a pickup, and then jump outta the back of the pickup and hand-wrassle them hogs into submission. YUP, takes a little sewin sometimes, but, that's the good ol boy way  ;D ;D ;) ;) :)
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« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2005, 08:50:25 AM »
South Florida is overrun with wild hogs so we hunt them and trap them for sale, or cut them.  4 or 5 years ago we had a huge crop of palmetto berries so the hogs were eating real good which  led to lots of little hogs so we started trapping them. One Saturday morning we had 27 hogs in 3 traps.  Over the next month we trapped a total of 67 ranging from 10 pounds up through 150.  We always left any boars for last so we could castrate them and turn them lose for later hunting. Takes about 3 months after cutting but then they lose the boar hog smell and taste.
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