Hogs?

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Hogs?

Postby wing seeker » Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:00 pm

Anyone have much experience hunting these feral hogs? Our family farm has suddenly (almost over
night it seems) become infested with them in Alabama. Unbelievable how big and destructive
these beasts are,.
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Re: Hogs?

Postby Sandman3400 » Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:44 am

Shoot as many as you can, because they will get gunshy fast and you cant shoot enough to keep the population down anyway.
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Re: Hogs?

Postby Ichabod97 » Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:18 am

if you can get a permit to hunt them on your land at night, you will have the most success. Shoot as many as you can. They can multiply quickly and do a lot of property damage.
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Re: Hogs?

Postby escort_girl » Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:53 pm

im getting a group together this spring to go to texas and hunt hogs...if your still having trouble, we will come help you out gladly..were thinking may or june sometime...
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Re: Hogs?

Postby DUCoastie » Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:15 am

escort_girl wrote:im getting a group together this spring to go to texas and hunt hogs...if your still having trouble, we will come help you out gladly..were thinking may or june sometime...


With a name like "escort girl" how can you refuse?
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Re: Hogs?

Postby dmiller_time » Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:44 pm

They will overtake everything where there is food and water. I have been hunting hogs since I was about 10 years old on our farm. Roughly 15 years.

They are the fastest reproducing 4 legged critter. A mature sow can have 2 litters a year and I have seen as many as 16 piglets with one sow. After 6 months of being born a sow can start coming into estrous and be bread. From the time they are born to 6 months they put on an average of 60 lbs. Also, they are the fastest adapting animal in the wild.

If you plant crops on your property you will prolly be claiming insurance if the hogs are in good numbers. We had peanuts planted one year for the deer. 88 acres of them were destroyed. The farmer wouldnt even lease the land the next year for all the rooting in the feild and his loss on the crop. I killed 40 something hogs that year during deer season and over 100 from the end of deer season to the summer, That was just me!! We were killing 10-20 pigs a night.

If you want to get a handle on them build a trap per 50 acres of woods. Thats what I recomend for best results. The traps I build are 6 foot wide and 16 feet long with 4 foot walls. Build them out of alluminum for light weight. Hog panels all the way around with a trap door. Its got to have a bottom. I built mine in 2 separate sections for easy moving and hauling. Put them about 100 yards from water and put sour corn in them. The traps work really well for catching the smaller pigs. Remember hogs are very intelligent animals so, it may work in one spot a few times and you might have to move it.

In Georgia it is legal to hunt hogs at night outside of deer season. I will dig 2 holes foot and a half to 2 feet deep big around as a 5 gallon bucket bout 5 foot apart. Fill the holes 3/4 of the way up with corn and cover it with dirt. put another bag out around the holes. They will find the corn in the ground in a few weeks. When they do it will look like a bomb got droped there. I put a trail camera out to pattern them. Get plenty of ammo and have fun! Keep corn in the hole if you wanna kill alot of pigs. #1 key to hog hunting is beat there nose. Put the baited area where you can hunt all winds from differant locations.

Thats what I do to manage them and they are still some on the property but not near as many. They come and go as they please and are not gonna be confined to one certain area.
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Re: Hogs?

Postby don novicki » Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:48 am

I dont have a link for it but there is an awesome video on you tube that shows em hunting them in Australia by chopper. Whooo boy look at em fall........truely "death from above" !
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Re: Hogs?

Postby escort_girl » Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:41 pm

DUCoastie wrote:
escort_girl wrote:im getting a group together this spring to go to texas and hunt hogs...if your still having trouble, we will come help you out gladly..were thinking may or june sometime...


With a name like "escort girl" how can you refuse?


Well listen to you haha but were very respectable people, ill put the lady hoggers to shame!!! do it the Wisconsin way!
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Re: Hogs?

Postby vpadfsu » Mon May 21, 2012 7:50 pm

Panhandle florida

I have some private land with the back end of my property decreasing in elevation towards a creek. Area is forested with muddy terrain. I filled a 5 gallon bucket with corn and mulberries...added water. Then i went to a spot near creek that look like hog trails and dug about 30 holes all over the area filling it with corn. Found another spot in middle of my blind direction and made a huge pile. Anything else i should do to encourage a destructive hog population?
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Re: Hogs?

Postby Ichabod97 » Tue May 22, 2012 3:32 am

Corn in a feeder that went off at sunrise and sunset worked for us. Took a couple days after we set the feeder up to get them to start coming around, but it paid off.
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