To: Stonewall Jackson
I waded into an 8'x8' trap with a 100lb sow and I was just carrying a 10" carver. It was exciting. I ruined a pair of shoes. The pig died. I didn't.
I'm not likely to do that again. Best ribs I ever ate, though.
The local nature preserve (Bernheim Forest) where I usually hike has been suffering from a severe wild pig problem for the past couple of years. There was talk about allowing a controlled hunt, but in the end they brought in some professional hunters and they helped get the problem under control. There are still quite a few out there, but not nearly as many as there were a few years ago.
Their main problem right now is an overpopulation of white tails. They have so many deer that they are stripping away all of the groundcover, which has resulted in severe erosion problems.
Best ribs I ever ate, though.
Had the outcome been different, the pig mighta said the same thing.
posted on 02/05/2013 5:16:24 AM PST
(The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
Down here in Florida we sometimes trap or use dogs to catch the hogs. Then we wade into the excitement with the knife.
usual size is 200-300 pound half of which seems to be teeth.
posted on 02/05/2013 7:40:46 AM PST
(I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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