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TexasBill 72021 1 Wild Hogs either
Wild Hogs
Wild hogs are a real pest in the states. At least in my
area, East Texas. They do a lot of crop damage, also are
dangerous. This one charged the hunters truck before it was
killed. Weighed over 800 pounds. Most are not that big.
Common is 250 pounds.
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Thats a serious animal , wouldnt like to meet one on a dark
night! Are they a serious danger ? We have nothing like that
in the UK !
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Good gracious !! over here in Holland, usually the wild hogs
are half as heavy as a domestic sow !! we have only small
ones, 1/3 of that one !!:-)
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Guys, these hogs are domestic hogs gone wild for many years.
We are getting more and more of them. I can only speak for
my area. A sow with pigs is bad and will charge you. Most
you never see. They are nocturnal. But do run in herds. I
have seen as many as 34-40 in a bunch. All sizes. they do
make good sausage though.
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We now have feral hogs here in south west Missouri for the
last 8-10 years and they can ruin a field in just a few
days If we see them they are shot and someone will take the
hog to eat. Most are in the 150 -200 pound range, but a few
get to several hundred pounds Hunters now keep lots of
pressure on the hogs and are bringing them under control

Roy Chapin
West Plains, Mo
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Here in Belgium whe don't have hogs but foxes,they are a
real pest beaucous they cary deseases to the cows.
But you hear that in Germany they olso have hogs and that
they cary pigspest with them.
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Many years ago wild hogs escape from a princely preserve.
Since that time they increase and do mutch damage in
corn-fieds on the edge of the forest. The hunter try with
this hang up barrel to keep the animals in the forest. They
play with this and through the bottom mit full of holes fall
down corn-seed. The wild hogs find something to stay in the
forest and they can be better hunted.
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Corn protected against wild hogs with an electric fence
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We have a lot of them in Hawaii too. The hogs that escaped
in the past crossed with the wild boars. They dont get so
big but they do have some nasty tusks. Counted 27 in the
macadamia nut field next to my house a few months ago.
They do taste good cooked in an Imu, Hawaiian underground
oven. They are always around I think. Usually they wake me
in the early morning although sometimes I get confused
between their sounds and my wife's snoring!
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I can definitely relate to hog problems. We farm rice and
grain sorghum on the Texas gulf coast and have tried
everything. Dogs, traps, even a helicopter. I've never come
across an 800 pounder though. The largest we've killed was
about 500 lbs. They bed down in the crops and in numbers can
cause a lot of damage. Hogs are a lot smarter than most
people give them credit for and can easily outsmart a dog
(or two or three dogs). Funny thing is, the last couple of
years they have gotten used to being hunted by dogs and are
a lot harder to catch now. Their most common method is to
run the dogs into the ground where you almost need a
greyhound to catch the dang things. Like I stated above, we
rented a helicopter once and shot 25-30 with an automatic
weapon while hovering above them. It's about the only way to
kill them in large numbers but it's expensive.
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That animal looks huge
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