Skip to comments.VIDEO: AR-15s to protect crops from hogs (CNN Agonizes over use)
Posted on 03/27/2013 7:08:41 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
CNN would prefer we go back to cannons for Hog Patrol/Control.
ANOTHER CHICAGO STORY???
OK,...so they give up the AR-15 and switch to a B.A.R., happy now CNNN?
Anybody here ever eat wild hog? I would love to try it.
The obvious answer is to switch to those painless drone kills implemented by the CIA, then every liberal will be happy.
Give some to Ben Gazi too.
They are good eats.
I don't have any use for a 250 lbs tusker.
CNN admits the wild hogs are a problem but agonizes over the fact that AR-15s are the ideal gun to do the job.
He should've gave the skirt wearing Anderson Cooper the real reason why there is a Second Amendment right. They hate hearing that.
JAGER PRO Thermal Hog Hunting (5)- 22 Hogs in One Night
Andrew Zimmern gives thumbs up to eating wild hogs.
As odd as it sounds, the hunters are losing this fight.
Wild hogs reproduce at a ridiculous rate. “Wild hogs will breed year round, but births peak in spring and fall. Gestation is 114 days, and a sow will give birth to anywhere from 1 to a dozen piglets. She can have 2 litters a year.”
They are overrunning Texas, to the point where after first authorizing hunting from private helicopters, the rules have been relaxed so that almost anyone can hunt wild hogs anywhere, not just their own property.
There are now half hour long videos of helicopter hog shoots, just the “greatest hits”. And they can’t kill them fast enough. It looks like Vietnam War file footage at times.
And they are spreading into Oklahoma.
Oddly enough, the phenomenon is happening elsewhere as well. German hunters killed some half a million wild boars in the first year of open season. The next year, they killed two million, and barely made a dent in their numbers.
Yes. It's good.
As far as eating goes, not so good shot like that. What alot of people do is trap them, feed them a better diet for a period of time and then slaughter. Removes alot of the gamey taste.
Yes. In Guam. Pit smoked. Very good.
I have. We hunted them growing up in north Florida/south Georgia. If we ate store bought pork it was at a friend's house as we never had it at home.
The pigs are everywhere.
"Theyve been spotted all the way from Texas to California to Michigan and in New York.
It's estimated there are at least 4 million of them nationwide, but its impossible to count them all so there may be much more said Carol Bannerman, a spokesman for the USDA Wildlife Services. "
What has caused their population to take off like it has? Is it just too many years of not hunting them and they hit a critical mass?
Good stuff. I have shot quite a few and prefer them to store bought pork.
Biggest one was a ~400# boar. I didn’t figure it would be any good but it didn’t stink so I processed it. We also had 76 dozen tamales made from it.
Recreational hunting is a vital cog in managing feral swine, but it is only effective if you kill a concentration of pigs. The AR-15 w/ 30-round mags is the perfect tool for the job.
They eat the illegal aliens that didn’t make it...
Here is Arkansas wild hogs are shot and left to rot. Almost all have been found to be infected with psudorabies.
I went to school with a south Georgia boy that swore up and down that it was the best Bar-b-que in the world.
“Mean, Gamey, & Greasy”
I didn’t know you were familiar with my ex-wife.
Hogs that we at one time tame and got out of their pens. I am not lying or making a joke.
das rite!!! put a wig on him and sand down his gums
Anything that makes CNN “agonize” is good with me. These wild hogs are spreading up into Kansas, where they will undoubtedly find employment as Poly-sci profs and newspaper editors.
Hog Swat — who’d a guessed???
There has been some very interesting forums of just what is the best tool for eradicating these pests, and also the better calibers. The AR15 is very very good but ultimately the hunters upgrade to a heavier caliber like the .458Socum.
And the AR15 provides the versatility of changing calibers.
I have seen some folks building a remote controlled by video operated quad semiauto 12ga firing station. Thats four Beretta 12 ga guns all operated by video feed, bait is placed and then they wait,
I loved to watch the hog hunter shows, but as usual the producers and the anti gunners managed to make a mess out of it.
Now look at all the recent ammo shortages and the hog problem will even get much much worse, millions of wild hogs consuming everything, they will overwhelm the gun free schools unopposed. The states that have confiscated the guns from the people will have packs of hogs in the cities running wild and spreading diseases to other animals, and then you will have the hungry and homeles victims of Obamacare will try eating these diseased hogs and they will die.
God gave us guns for many a reason, let no false gods take them away.
I believe that the Spam company might be able to use them in some of their mystery meat. Free meat. I’ll bet someone is considering that option.
I can buy that, but why would their population only be booming now? I’d guess hogs have been escaping their pens since waaay back in the day, so what would have been keeping a lid on the escapee population until fairly recently?
pesky anti gunners getting in the way?
people not willing to hunt because of the fear of Feds taking away their guns?
Can be almost any reason why the hogs are getting the upper hand and I would immediately blame the problem on their being less hunting due to political reasons.
“I can buy that, but why would their population only be booming now?”
It has been an ongoing problem for years. There was even a special on cable TV about it about 10 years ago. Communist News Network ran the story now to knock AR-15s.
Really, really good. Depending of course, on the cook.
I have heard ;) we have a cook on the forum, who has probably weighed in by now.
Well, yeah. AR-10s would be better, although AR-15s in, say, 6.8 SPC would do just fine.
Not just escaped - people in the mountains of Southern Appalachia at least, used to let them run til it was time to harvest them. Some would mark them for identification as belonging to a specific family. Of course, they bred...
I am surprised they are not as much of a problem here as in the more western states. Rather run into a black bear any day, and never go out in the woods without the means to take one down.
Perhaps they should use a less lethal weapon with a 30-round magazine? :)
The phenomenon is that the land owners in the states where this problem is going hog wild charge so flippin’ much to hunt the hogs on their land then complain there are so many hogs.
I’m OK with free enterprise, but bring the cost down so the common man can enter this private property on a regualr basis to help eradicate the hogs and there will be enough numbers of hunters to match the rate of procreation, or quit bitchin’.
My farm about 100 miles NW of Dallas, Texas is overrun with them. Killed 11 last year and have recent trail cam pic with 12 in the view! I use an AR-15 in .223mm or an AR-10 .308. Both are effective.
They are domestic hogs that got lose and turned to foraging in the wild. They can tear up a field overnight. We have a lot of them about ten miles to the NW of our area. One of the ranchers lets people come to his place and hunt them for free. We saw one 300 - 350 lb hog dead next to the road a few years ago. Bet it really messed up whatever hit it.
The pigs do not cooperate, as they scatter with gunfire, so if you are facing a herd of 15-20, the best bet would be four hunters with AR-15s, with very, very clear fire zones.
And I would hazard to guess you will still lose 3-5 of them.
And you’re also going to need a flatbed truck with small crane to police them up.
There is a reason that the professional hunter in the video uses night vision and is more than happy to have help along. Doing this by yourself is like doing an 8-hour, cross training workout of running and power lifting.