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 Posted: Sun May 1st, 2005 02:28 AM
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Hey Doc,Do you have any info on feral hogs and their impact on other animals?I know they can`t be good for other small animals, not to mention the crop and pasture damage they cause.

I always here ranchers talking about how much of a problem they are for them.Then when you tell em you will gladly shoot em for them,they give you the ,"I want 500 bucks to hunt em" spill.:rolleyes:



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 Posted: Sun May 1st, 2005 02:49 AM
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Feral hogs or Wild Hogs continue to grow in numbers in Texas . Because of their destructive feeding habits and potential to spread disease, feral hogs are a substantial liability to agriculture and native wildlife in Texas. I have seen a group of hogs kill a calf and have seen the aftermath of what hogscan and do to Fawns and  ground nesting birds,

 

When the hogs started in Texas most where just let loose to roam ,and now they are one of the major problems in Texas and other places.

 

The awas a time that ranchers and Framers would and did like hunters to take them out, but now with all the Problems that a few hunters have caused,most ranchers and Framers now charge. In Texas there are millions to be made if you have hogs. I have seen hunts range from 25.00 to 1500.00

 

As for damage,I have seen first hand how they have rooted up a coastal Patch in the amoung of 2 to 3 arces per night.

 

that are also hard on the Fawns and ground nestting birds.

 

In Texas I have heard the amoung og Feral Hogs to be over 2.5 million and Growing .

 

A breeding pair can have up to 12 piglets per litter and on Avg.have 2 litters ayear. so if you do the math you can see that they are abit faster then the Rabbits.

 

I hope this answered your Question.

 

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Yep Doc,good answer and I appreciate the reply.I`ve always known they were a nuisance.But when they start tearing up crops and pastureland that are peoples bread and butter it becomes more than just a pest..I don`t think they will ever be eradicated but they are sure fun to hunt..:thumbs:



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here is a Report that was written by a Biologist from Parks and Wildlife.

 

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/publications/wildlife_habitat/pdf_docs/feral_hog.pdf

 

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Hey Doc,I got it to open earlier with Adobemnow I can`t get it to open.Prolly this peice of junk computer doing it.I did`nt get to read it all.Ill try to get it back open,I wanna read it..Gene:thumbs:



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If you want to see just how badly hogs can tear up a place, go to Aransas WR out side Rockport, the place is beach sand covered with weeds, some grass and a lot of small shrubs and trees, the hogs plow ruts 2 ' wide and 12-16" deep all over the place, looks like a war zone between miniature dozers.

Good eating though.

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Hey Drinks I lived in Fulton for over 6 years and hunted Lamar as a hunting guide and you aren't just telling a story there. I have taken 30 hogs in one trip .

 

they are trying to get a program for the Wildlife Refuge to start thinning them out as its cousing major damage to the Refuge.

I hope they let the public in to hunt them.

 

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Doc;

I had a place in Rockport for about 5 years and spent some time at Aransas, at that time, middle '70's, they allowed bow hunting for deer and hogs during a very short time each year, have no idea about now, but the last time I was there it was a real disaster area.

There were some 10-14' gators down by the storm dike borrow pits that likely got that big on some fresh pork, the hogs likely learned quick to stay away from that area, whatever else you may say about hogs, they are really smart.

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Gents,

The gestation period for a hog/swine is 3months,3 weeks and 3 days...+/-  like any other mammal...........thats 114 days........there are 365 days in a year...I have done enough math for you to get the picture..........by the way here is one for ya.

Young ones do up very nicely on the BBQ pit...........what say you, drinks(don)?

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John;

You forgot to mention, they drop from 6 to 10 at a time and can breed at 6 months old.

Yes, they are by far my favorite grill subject, especially those under 100lbs live weight.

Don ;D



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drinks wrote: John;

You forgot to mention, they drop from 6 to 10 at a time and can breed at 6 months old.

Yes, they are by far my favorite grill subject, especially those under 100lbs live weight.

Don ;D

Amigo..........downright YUMMY!!!!!!!  With 'taters, green salad, fried onion rings and using your Mrs. great spices!!!  All that heaven allows!  I am getting quite a hunger just thinking about it!

Ol' John....:troll:

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Here in South Africa, where we hunt hogs, all the tortoises have disapeared, even the snakes are gone.



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