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Feral Pigs Going Hog-Wild in US
Yahoo News ^ | 4/9/13 | Douglas Main

Posted on 04/09/2013 1:31:33 PM PDT by Kartographer

Feral pigs are becoming a wild problem in the United States.

The wild hogs can now be found in three-fourths of U.S. states — and their populations are growing in many areas — and are estimated to cause $1.5 billion in damages each year, the Associated Press reports. There are currently more than 5 million wild hogs in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

By all accounts, the animals are quite intelligent. They also sport razor-sharp tusks and can be aggressive toward people and pets.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: banglist; feralhogs; feralpigs; nm
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Pork the other white meat!
1 posted on 04/09/2013 1:31:33 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: Marcella; Old Sarge; blam; The Duke; ChocChipCookie; JRandomFreeper; yorkiemom; metmom

Johnny you are going to need a larger sausage grinder!


2 posted on 04/09/2013 1:33:20 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

3 posted on 04/09/2013 1:34:15 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Kartographer

Isn’t this why God created the AR-15?


4 posted on 04/09/2013 1:34:24 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: CedarDave; LegendHasIt; leapfrog0202; Santa Fe_Conservative; DesertDreamer; OneWingedShark; ...

New Mexico PING!


5 posted on 04/09/2013 1:35:50 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Are they talking about the administration and congress???


6 posted on 04/09/2013 1:36:15 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Bobalu

Can’t be a WIld Hog. Wild Hogs are INTELLIGENT!


7 posted on 04/09/2013 1:38:29 PM PDT by Monkey Face (In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria. ~ Ben Franklin)
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To: Kartographer

This is extremely interesting to me....Thanks for posting.
Revelation 6:8
So I looked, and behold, a pale horse, And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and BY THE BEASTS OF THE EARTH.


8 posted on 04/09/2013 1:42:19 PM PDT by SisterK (as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord)
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To: nascarnation

Sure are fun to hunt!


9 posted on 04/09/2013 1:45:09 PM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: rightwingextremist1776

They shoot so many. Do they eat them? They hit the scales at 300 to 700 pounds. That is a lot of sausage.


10 posted on 04/09/2013 1:48:19 PM PDT by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: rightwingextremist1776

They shoot so many. Do they eat them? They hit the scales at 300 to 700 pounds. That is a lot of sausage.


11 posted on 04/09/2013 1:48:19 PM PDT by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: illiac

“Are they talking about the administration and congress???’

Similar to what I was thinking. Eyes are kind of blurry from too much internet today, and I thought the headline read “Federal Pigs Going Hog-Wild in U.S.”

Then I thought what the Hey....same thing.


12 posted on 04/09/2013 1:51:19 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: rockinqsranch

LOL! Fully understand the blurriness thing...:)


13 posted on 04/09/2013 1:52:53 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: rightwingextremist1776

“Sure are fun to hunt!”

Especially when you can just sit on your porch and zot them while not having to get up from your lunch.


14 posted on 04/09/2013 1:54:34 PM PDT by MeganC (You can take my gun when you can grab it with your cold, dead fingers.)
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To: Kartographer

Have a bunch living across the street from me. They dug up my neighbors yard.


15 posted on 04/09/2013 1:55:07 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Goreknowshowtocheat

I have a neighbor, ethnically Polynesian, who goes to a local ranch every month or so and takes a Black Russian Boar. He has a pit in his back yard that cooks the hog Hawaiian style......all the relatives come over for the event. According to him the ranchers love when he shows up to take a hog. They are very destructive and the populations are exploding......


16 posted on 04/09/2013 1:56:36 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (The barely bare berry bear formerly known as Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: driftdiver

Sure that it was just another set of neighbors that did it? ;-)


17 posted on 04/09/2013 1:57:15 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Bobalu

Wasn’t that pig in the youtube Aporkalypse Now video?


18 posted on 04/09/2013 1:59:33 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."..)
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To: Goreknowshowtocheat

I hear they’re “not good eatin’”.


19 posted on 04/09/2013 2:00:17 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Kartographer

My nephew hunts them in the swamps of Louisiana. I have some wild boar sausage in the freezer right now. Very dark and tastes nothing like domestic pork. Delicious. A 300+lb hog got him about 150 lbs of usable meat. Free food- go get it- and get some target practice in too.


20 posted on 04/09/2013 2:01:13 PM PDT by ClearBlueSky (When anyone says its not about Islam...it's about Islam. That death cult must be eradicated.)
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To: nascarnation

Percy Winchester’s little .30-30 works great on hogs...


21 posted on 04/09/2013 2:02:26 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Kartographer

Where are they in New Mexico? Last I heard, the only place they had feral hogs (NOT Javelina, but they live there, too) was in the boot heel. You could hunt them if you were willing to brave the drug smugglers and illegal immigrants that are swarming over the border down there.


22 posted on 04/09/2013 2:02:31 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: illiac

For a real LOL viewing, look up “Aporkalypse Now”

For a special kind of amusement, show it to Libtards.

;-)


23 posted on 04/09/2013 2:03:10 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."..)
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To: Goreknowshowtocheat
There was a special on the History Channel about a year ago. This is major sport in north central Texas and, yes, they do have mighty large barbecues with the hogs.

There's big turnout in some of these Texas towns and the proceeds go to finance the next hog hunting expedition.

Win-win for all involved, except the hogs.

The town gets to host a great barbecue. The hunters raise money for their next hog hunting expedition. The local farmers, ranchers and gardeners get to check some of the damage which the wild hogs can do to their vegetation, which is considerable.

24 posted on 04/09/2013 2:03:24 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: GladesGuru

Thx, will do...


25 posted on 04/09/2013 2:04:05 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Kartographer

I read an article about wild pigs on the Oregon Fish and Game website. It said that you have to kill 70% of the population annually just to keep them in check. That’s how fast they breed!


26 posted on 04/09/2013 2:05:30 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
I hear they’re “not good eatin’”.

I eat 'em just fine. Most of the problems with 'gamey taste' is how the product is handled.

/johnny

27 posted on 04/09/2013 2:05:48 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kartographer

When the SHTF its all good.


28 posted on 04/09/2013 2:17:36 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Kartographer

They have probably entered the food supply long ago.

What’s not to like: bacon, loin, ribs and bar-b-que.


29 posted on 04/09/2013 2:19:58 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: Kartographer

In the future, you will have to petition the Gov’t to allow a Gov’t hunter to take care of the problem quietly.

Must not upset the sheeple.


30 posted on 04/09/2013 2:21:45 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The murals in OKC are destroyed. The director and actors wept.)
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To: Kartographer

Hey you muslimes, read this article. Get out of the US before the pigs get you.


31 posted on 04/09/2013 2:22:17 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (For Jay Carney - I heard your birth certificate is an apology from the condom factory.)
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To: GladesGuru

A sportsman’s conversation group used to host a weekend long “Wild Hog Jamboree” at a camp behind the Monroe Gas Station at Loop Rd. and the Trail in the Big Cypress.

Hog rib plates with palmetto cabbage slaw, alligator wrestling, greased pole climbing, swamp buggy rides, turkey shoot, bands and a bounty of drunk Crackers and Rednecks.

Great fun for teenager away from their parents for a weekend!


32 posted on 04/09/2013 2:25:58 PM PDT by Rebelbase (1929-1950's, 20+years for full recovery. How long this time?)
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To: Kartographer
Salmon...the other PINK meat!


33 posted on 04/09/2013 2:35:02 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (*Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Kartographer

How does feral pig taste?


34 posted on 04/09/2013 2:44:36 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Kartographer
PIGSTICKER


35 posted on 04/09/2013 2:49:07 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Now that gives me an idea. Howz about we take a few truck loads of wild hogs up to Dearborn, Michigan and turn ‘em loose.


36 posted on 04/09/2013 2:49:30 PM PDT by technically right
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To: Kartographer

Feral Pigs are going hog wild in Washington DC too.


37 posted on 04/09/2013 3:01:38 PM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: Disambiguator

Where are they in New Mexico?

There are a bunch in the Nogal area up to where Bonito lake used to be, near Ruidoso. Those are the only ones I know of for certain, but I rather imagine that there are plenty of other places.


38 posted on 04/09/2013 3:02:00 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
Camel....

Toe....

39 posted on 04/09/2013 3:05:03 PM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: technically right

Just tell them that wild hogs have been in the US for all of history. I’d bet there are very few acres that didn’t have wild hog crap on them in history.


40 posted on 04/09/2013 3:17:55 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (For Jay Carney - I heard your birth certificate is an apology from the condom factory.)
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To: Goreknowshowtocheat

“They shoot so many. Do they eat them?”

Unfortunately, Havolina meat is usually pretty crappy


41 posted on 04/09/2013 3:30:00 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: MeganC
Sounds like a perfect end to a perfect day!
42 posted on 04/09/2013 3:34:57 PM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: JRandomFreeper

Someone posted a link awhile back about a Restaurant that specialized in Big Boars (the kind I leave on the ground) and they swear that done correctly are better than suckling pig...

Do you know their secret for preparation?

Heck you should educate us on the whole process... love to see it on Youtube... I’m a rube and go the easy route and just save the little ones for eating

TT

(I’m also lazy... the little ones are easier to pack out)


43 posted on 04/09/2013 3:40:27 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Idiocracy used to just be a Movie... Live every day as your last...one day you will be right)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

“I hear they’re “not good eatin’”.

I’ve got a good friend that goes to a very large Texas range several times a year to participate in large, organized wild hog hunts, and he comes back each time with several large ice chests packed to the brim with choice cuts that he swears are great eatin’!


44 posted on 04/09/2013 4:06:45 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Disambiguator

They have been pretty much hunted out here in the boot heel. Hubby and a friend used to catch as many males as they could as babies, cut them, earmark and turn them loose. Catch them again later and finish feed them for about 60 days- best eating ever. Lots of stories about the experiences of catching them as well.

There are some left here, but the only ranch with a stable population charges people to come hunt them. Funny on the TV show the landowners are paying to get them gone.


45 posted on 04/09/2013 4:11:33 PM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: Kartographer

Well a good percentage of my neighbors probably wouldn’t work that hard unless they could pay someone to do it with their EBT cards.

No there is a group of 20-30 hogs which live in the preserve area across the street. Part of my prepping plan :)


46 posted on 04/09/2013 4:31:14 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Many people see them as big rats so there is a cultural stigma against eating them in some areas. “They are for the laborers” kind of attitude.

They carry diseases in some areas and aren’t safe to eat.

Mostly they are just fine, provided you handle them correctly. Some people use dogs to chase them and herd towards the road where they shoot from the back of a pickup. The adrenaline is running in those and ruins the meat, IMO.


47 posted on 04/09/2013 4:34:38 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: dsrtsage
Feral pigs are not javelinas. Both are in the wild in the US, and the feral pigs are much more prolific than the javelinas.

/johnny

48 posted on 04/09/2013 5:46:59 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: TexasTransplant
The real secret is the hand that touches the hide never touches the flesh. But that's pretty much the same for deer or any other game, as well.

When I process one, I have a bucket of soapy water and a bucket of clear water and wash and rinse a LOT during processing.

I have asked my brother to keep the size of the ones he brings me under 120 lbs. That's about all I want to handle at this point.

We use the squealers for bait in coyote traps, and leave the big ones for the buzzards.

/johnny

49 posted on 04/09/2013 5:50:18 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Disambiguator

There are not so many here in the SE quarter but I understand they are expanding their range. A couple years ago we were coming down into Silver City from Arizona and they were quite a hazard on the road. In places we were dodging maybe a dozen per mile.


50 posted on 04/10/2013 4:21:33 AM PDT by Clinging Bitterly (I will not comply.)
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