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Re: Dealing with wild hogs
« Reply #40 on: April 26, 2017, 09:59:25 PM »
what diseases do they have

  I remember hearing Trichinosis which is killed if cooked thoroughly or kept frozen for an unremembered period of time. I always just made sure it was well done.
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Re: Dealing with wild hogs
« Reply #41 on: April 27, 2017, 08:38:36 AM »
What diseases they have?

PRV, pseudorabies, brucellosis, FADs, swine fever, hog cholera, foot and mouth and no doubt more I can't recall.

There are threats for humans, other live stock and dogs to name some.

Anyway this is a big topic and I'm in no way qualified to answer it halfway properly.

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Re: Dealing with wild hogs
« Reply #42 on: April 27, 2017, 08:56:18 AM »
   Came across this article yesterday. Looks like a good solution to the problem.
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Re: Dealing with wild hogs
« Reply #43 on: April 27, 2017, 10:03:47 PM »
They can be OK if you pen them and feed them for a couple of months to clean them out.  Otherwise, the meat is tough, gamey, and nasty unless you get a pig.  A big sow or a boar are tough as leather and the boars can taste rank. 
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Re: Dealing with wild hogs
« Reply #44 on: April 28, 2017, 02:05:58 PM »
They eat good and there are lines of people who will pay for the privilege of hunting them. As far as trapping that works but nature hates a void. Get most of them off your land and the others will come from around you to fill the void. A regular drop door trap works just fine. You won't catch them all in one trap but the traps are quick and cheap to build. We caught 27 in 3 traps in one night several years back. We loaded them up, took them home, put them in hog pens and fattened them up on $10.00 a pickup load of day old bread then sold them. Only made about $300.00 but that paid for a lot of corn for our turkey feeders.
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