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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:37 pm    Post subject: Wild Hog Reply with quote

Here's some skull photos of a wild boar hog that was killed on the family farm in Wilson County, Texas. I've killed a few with longer tusks, but didn't take any pictures.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:33 am    Post subject: Re: Wild Hog Reply with quote

That's a nasty lookin' bugger mate. Wouldn't like him to have a go at my legs.

How is your "fight" with them wild porkers goin' mate? Is Cary still winnin"?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Wild Hog Reply with quote

Vince,

I have yet to win the total extermination battle, but I've got them running scared!

Really, I just keep water and feed for them down by the Las Gallinas Creek about 450 yards south of the house. It's been working. Yesterday I noticed hog, deer, racoon, turkey, javilina, and rabbit tracks all around the feeder. I also noticed that the hogs have been wallowing around the edge of a cattle tank (pond) about 100 feet from the feeder. So, they're still comming up near the house. A hog hunter killed 5 from the family farm about 6 miles to the east. It seems like he gets about 4 or 5 every time he hunts.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Wild Hog Reply with quote

I'm always impressed with the amount of fighting hardware, and attitude, those skulls come equipped with from the factory.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 5:45 am    Post subject: Re: Wild Hog Reply with quote

Too tell you the truth, these don't bother me one bit. They won't fight you unless they are cornered. The one that terrifies me is the javelina. In fact, the javelina is the only animal I fear in the woods. They go into the attack mode for no reason, other than they are close enough to see you smell you and there are young in the herd. I've spent many hours in a tree, waiting for them to leave so I can get down and go home. I've even had them circle the base of the tree for hours, refusing to leave. I've had them chase my dogs up on the porch and either kill them or cut them up so bad that they barely make it. My last outside dog was killed by having his throat cut from ear to ear by one. They have short tusks, but they are razor sharp and they are way to willing to use them. If you are out hunting, and you walk up on a herd of javelinas, the best thing to do is back out very slowly, or stand by a tree without moving, until they leave. They are very near-sighted and if you have the wind oh them, they will think you are a tree (if you are not moving). Always have plan B ready if they get the wind on you.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:46 am    Post subject: Re: Wild Hog Reply with quote

Copy that!

I schooled in Rimrock Az. We had 'em all over in the canyons. I'd never go out hiking without my Herters double-recurve. Getting 'treed' in a juniper bush for an hour or 3 aint no fun.

Little bastards have some attitude. A few have earned some of my broad-heads for thier trouble too.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 5:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Wild Hog Reply with quote

OntheLasGallinas wrote:
Always have plan B ready if they get the wind on you.

Cary

Plan B

Section 1

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 11:01 am    Post subject: Re: Wild Hog Reply with quote

I'm going on my very first hog hunt this coming Thursday, so I'm very glad to hear you say they don't attack unless cornered. LOL! Those are some impressive tusks. I'll be meeting with some friends from another hunting forum in the Big South Fork area of Tennessee where the state holds an annual special hog hunt. I'm planning to use my 1957 Marlin 336RC in .35. Wish me luck!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 6:27 am    Post subject: Re: Wild Hog Reply with quote

HJ wrote:
Plan B

Section 1

Subsection 1.1

1.1a

Keep Shooting.

Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Plan C mate...reload....shoot more !!!


Good Luck Don....blast them porkers into the middle of next week mate.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:58 am    Post subject: Re: Wild Hog Reply with quote

Joe and Vince,

I'd add another plan in there just in case you run out of ammo, or lose your nerve. That one should include keeping one eye on a tree large enough to get at least 4 feet off the ground. Three feet would probably be plenty, because the little suckers can't climb, but an extra foot wouldn't hurt, just in case one figured out how to jump, or you slipped a little. Very Happy

Don,

Good luck on the hog hunt. Unless you're looking for a mountable trophy, look for a 100 to 150 pound female. Talk about good eating; It doesn't get any better than that. In fact, at 7:30 this morning, I put a big ham roast on the BBQ pit to munch on all day. I can't wait. let us know how the hunt turns out and don't do like me and forget the camara.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Wild Hog Reply with quote

Hey Cary....tree climbin' is for monkeys...and I'm too heavy and old for that now....just carry a pumpy fully loaded with slugs and OO SG...that'll sort 'em out.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:39 am    Post subject: Re: Wild Hog Reply with quote

Vince,

I don't think a persons age or weight would stop them from climbing a tree when a tusked buzz saw was threatening to sever their tendons and render them inoperatable! Very Happy I've done a few moves that would make a gymnest jealous, this includes a few pummel horse and parallel bar moves! ROFL This includes sitting on top of a fence post for an hour. I had an old coon hound that I found sitting in a pond with only his neck sticking out of the water, after the javilinas got tired of looking for him and left. I had a heck of a time getting him to come out of the water. He felt he was safer out there, than on dry land.

My neighbor had 5 dogs killed by them (over a 3 month perior). A few months ago, I had my only outside dog get his throat slit by a pack of them. They caught him in some tall weed and he couldn't get away. They come up in the yard about once a month and eat my wife's flowers in her garden. That really pis*es her off.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:01 am    Post subject: Re: Wild Hog Reply with quote

Gees mate....how big are these javelinas? They sound like they are straight out of hell. Killing dogs, treeing people, putting coon dogs into the dam...what is it about them that makes them so dangerous, other than their tusks?

I'd love to get amongst them...they sound like they would be a lot of fun.

There has to be something you can do about them mate. Is there anything in particular that attracts them? Are they easily lured into a trap? How about some M16 landmines? Very Happy Very Happy Maybe a couple...or a couple of banks...of M18 Claymores? An M79 maybe....anything that will stop them and make their day miserable. Laughing Laughing Laughing

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:41 am    Post subject: Re: Wild Hog Reply with quote

They are classified as a game animal by the state. They limit kills to 2 per licenced hunter. A few years back, we had no closed season and no bag limit in my county, but the laws have changed.

They can be trapped, as you would a wild hog, but we turn them loose because of the game laws.

What makes them dangerous is their protective attitude about their young and fellow herd members. If you shoot one and it squeels, the rest of the herd will come flying back, fighting mad. They travel in herds of somewhere between 10 and 40. What always facinates me is that they seem to have no fear of you. They are not very big. A large boar, I would estimate, would weigh about 60 pounds.

We took 5 pit bull dogs into a 200 acre corn field to catch ferral hogs that were destroying the crop. The first thing the pit bulls did was run into a herd of about 20 javilinas and grab one or two. The rest of the herd came back and we almost didn't get the dogs out of there alive. Every dog was cut all over and bleading like crazy. We rushed them to the vet and he spent hours sewing them up. Two of them were cut through to their intestines. Not pretty, but they all lived.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:39 am    Post subject: Re: Wild Hog Reply with quote

Cary,
That's an amazing story about the Pit Bulls, but I guess any critter that eats cactus has to be pretty tough! I've heard you can actually smell them before you see them.
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