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Plague of wild pigs has U.S. authorities squealing
Reuters ^ | AUGUST 24, 2013 | KEVIN MURPHY

Posted on 08/24/2013 3:24:02 PM PDT by rickmichaels

A few years ago, Jim Vich would not have dreamed of setting up an elaborate trap to catch wild hogs.

But that was before Oklahoma was invaded by a plague of pigs that devour crops, uproot pastures, destroy wildlife habitats, spread disease to humans and animals, kill trees and even knock over cemetery stones.

(Excerpt) Read more at torontosun.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: huntersparadise; meatisbackonthemenu; theotherwhitemeat; wildpigs
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1 posted on 08/24/2013 3:24:02 PM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: rickmichaels

One of these days, people will figure out some useful purpose for pigs ...


2 posted on 08/24/2013 3:28:09 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: rickmichaels

referring to the dims running amok? I’m squealing, too.


3 posted on 08/24/2013 3:28:38 PM PDT by cyn (Benghazi.)
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To: rickmichaels

Javelinas?


4 posted on 08/24/2013 3:29:03 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: rickmichaels

And just why would you want to trap them .... just shoot them on sight.


5 posted on 08/24/2013 3:29:34 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Progressives are never accountable for "unintended consequences" .... just for causing most)
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To: rickmichaels
A mechanical engineer by training, Vich said he has trapped hogs for five or six years and sometimes nabs 9 to 12 pigs at a time, which he loads into a livestock trailer and takes home to sell to neighbors for meat.

Turning them into bacon...

6 posted on 08/24/2013 3:30:23 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: rickmichaels

I thought this was an article about congress.


7 posted on 08/24/2013 3:30:53 PM PDT by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: rickmichaels

Stories abound about pig population explosions, yet go to any gun or hunting forum and you’ll find discouraged hunters who can’t find pig hunting opportunities. Land owners either don’t want the hunters or charge an arm and a leg to hunt pigs on their property.


8 posted on 08/24/2013 3:30:57 PM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: ClearCase_guy

“One of these days, people will figure out some useful purpose for pigs ...”

I live out in the country. My neighbor lady comes over and in her fast talking but southern style she says, “I hit a turkey with my car. Brought him home and fried him right up. He was delicious. You can only eat the breast on them things; the rest is shoe leather. And, right up there at the corner, somebody hit a little deer. Backed up and threw him in the trunk. Want some hamburger? Oh, no, it’s okay. Didn’t have no flies on him or nuthin’.”

A pig wouldn’t make it from one side of her property to the other...


9 posted on 08/24/2013 3:32:52 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: ClearCase_guy
One of these days, people will figure out some useful purpose for pigs ...

I love bacon!

10 posted on 08/24/2013 3:33:01 PM PDT by olezip (Time obliterates the fictions of opinion and confirms the decisions of nature. ~ Cicero)
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To: gorush
Not javelinas, feral domestic pigs.

/johnny

11 posted on 08/24/2013 3:34:22 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Gen.Blather
Sounds like my kind of gal.

/johnny

12 posted on 08/24/2013 3:35:42 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

There is an easy solution that is serendipitous with my love of bacon.


13 posted on 08/24/2013 3:39:27 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: gorush
Yep. I get a few ferals every year. God blessed us with free bacon. ;)

/johnny

14 posted on 08/24/2013 3:41:18 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

In Hawaii, feral pigs are hunted with knives—they call it pig poking.


15 posted on 08/24/2013 3:44:49 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: RetiredTexasVet
And just why would you want to trap them .... just shoot them on sight.

I've a friend at work who does this and he makes pretty good money for catching them, people pay to have them removed. Then makes even more money selling them to farmers. Plus he's got all the ham and pork he wants. He enjoys the excitement of handling them too he's been bit and cut plenty of times.

16 posted on 08/24/2013 3:44:53 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: JRandomFreeper

“Sounds like my kind of gal.”

If you can put up with a pack-a-day and “I’ve earned a whole week of sick time, so I’m takin’ all next week off drunk.”


17 posted on 08/24/2013 3:45:51 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: ClearCase_guy
Pork Chops
Bacon
Ham
BBQ Ribs
Pork Roast

Their hide makes dandy Footballs

18 posted on 08/24/2013 3:46:13 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: rickmichaels

The “plague of pigs” will have varmint hunters in hog heaven.


19 posted on 08/24/2013 3:46:31 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: JRandomFreeper

I sure wish one would wonder onto my property here!


20 posted on 08/24/2013 3:48:34 PM PDT by CynicalBear (For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ)
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To: rickmichaels

21 posted on 08/24/2013 3:51:12 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: rickmichaels
U.S. Copes With 2 legged and 4 legged Wild Pigs:

Plague Of Wild Pigs Has U.S. Authorities Squealing

House Democrats Rush To Contain Scandal As More Names And Another Harassment Complaint Emerge

22 posted on 08/24/2013 3:54:45 PM PDT by Iron Munro (To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize - Voltaire)
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To: Fiji Hill
It'd take a helluva big knife to down this bad boy:


23 posted on 08/24/2013 3:55:00 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: rickmichaels

When I was in high school one of my best friend’s family caught wild pigs for sport and bacon. They had a pack of dogs and would hunt them on the Eglin AFB reservation.

The dogs would bay them and the people would grab them by the hind legs, put them in a pen in their pickup and take them home. They would prepare the males and feed them for a few months before slaughtering them.

Their dogs were all scarred up but the humans had never been injured.


24 posted on 08/24/2013 3:55:22 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: rickmichaels
Texans ARE trying to stop as many pigs as possible before they get to the Red River. :-)
25 posted on 08/24/2013 3:57:37 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: rickmichaels

mmmmm BBQ pulled pork sandwiches mmmmmmmm


26 posted on 08/24/2013 3:58:40 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: rickmichaels

Helicopters and AR-15’s modified for auto use, the video’s are on YouTube, and they are for hire. Why not for this situation?


27 posted on 08/24/2013 4:00:38 PM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: Republican Wildcat

“A mechanical engineer by training, Vich said he has trapped hogs for five or six years and sometimes nabs 9 to 12 pigs at a time, which he loads into a livestock trailer and takes home to sell to neighbors for meat.”

If he has an oversupply, he should export them to Saudi Arabia. Maybe they can start an annual “Roundup at Mecca!”


28 posted on 08/24/2013 4:01:22 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: ClearCase_guy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z72uNvZU5MQ


29 posted on 08/24/2013 4:02:20 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: JRandomFreeper; gorush

Like wild dogs, it does not take long for feral pigs to become a real danger. While still smaller (200#) than their Wild Boar cousins (3-400#), like them they can be very dangerous to be near and will destroy agriculture unbelievably fast. Mother sows are like mother bears, close encounters can be deadly.

These that are being trapped are probably no more than two generations feral / wild. Still not a job for the faint of heart! Ever heard of the terms “Pig Sticker” and “Boar Spear”? Nice SHARP spear with a crosspiece behind the head to keep that sucker from getting TOO CLOSE! Best used from horseback with a well trained horse! Better would be a heavier caliber rifle, .270 Winchester and a scope.


30 posted on 08/24/2013 4:04:00 PM PDT by SES1066 (Government governs best when it governs least!)
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To: taildragger

Pigman and Uncle Ted were doing exactly this the other day on the Sportsman Channel. 290+ pigs in one afternoon. :-)


31 posted on 08/24/2013 4:04:46 PM PDT by PrairieDawg
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To: Pajamajan
The Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is preparing a national feral swine plan.

Well there goes two thirds of the Congress and most goverment employees.

32 posted on 08/24/2013 4:05:18 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT
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To: rickmichaels

Gee, I saw your cute little piggy video a minute ago and said I’d never eat bacon again, now I read this....I’m so confused!!!!! And I love pork chops and applesauce

I’m going to have to ask Arnold Zefflel for help on this one.


33 posted on 08/24/2013 4:05:24 PM PDT by Gefn (More Cowbell)
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To: ClearCase_guy

lol

Texans hunt wild pigs, we like to EAT THEM...


34 posted on 08/24/2013 4:05:40 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: SES1066
I do real well with a .22-250. My brother prefers the .223.

I don't take anything over 100#, that's a personal preference, and the limits of convenient processing for me.

/johnny

35 posted on 08/24/2013 4:06:13 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: taildragger

I’m sure the helicopter-based pig hunting outfits will expand up into Oklahoma, if the state law allows. Texas had to amend its hunting laws to permit use of helicopters (most states have a “no hunting from a moving vehicle” statute).


36 posted on 08/24/2013 4:07:30 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Charles Martel; All
Better aesthetics
37 posted on 08/24/2013 4:08:40 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Gen.Blather

In the winter here you rarely find the deer that left the mess on the road.

Last year somebody hit a huge doe right up from my place and by the time I went home, grabbed a Hefty and got back, she was gone.

Middle of the night and somebody still snagged her first.

The dogs don’t care how their meat died.

:)


38 posted on 08/24/2013 4:08:56 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...the clowns will eat me.)
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To: Pajamajan

“I thought this was an article about congress.”

I thought it would be about Detroit.


39 posted on 08/24/2013 4:15:18 PM PDT by bunster
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To: Fiji Hill

They di it here in florida too.


40 posted on 08/24/2013 4:16:51 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: rickmichaels

JAGER PRO™ Thermal Hog Hunting (5)- 22 Hogs in One Night
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EymHKsaOpRg


41 posted on 08/24/2013 4:17:34 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

If you trap them you can feed them a good diet for 30 days. Cleans up the taste some. Wild pigs will eat anything include rotting dead animals.


42 posted on 08/24/2013 4:18:12 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Fiji Hill

In Hawaii, feral pigs are hunted with knives—they call it pig poking.


We do it with dogs and knives in south Georgia. The dogs grab the hog by the ears/face, one guy grabs the hind legs and someone else goes in with a knife into the heart.

All the time the other “bay” dogs are baying up a storm.

More often than not this ends up down in the boggiest creek in the thickest briers.

Utter and complete chaos. It’s fun.


43 posted on 08/24/2013 4:23:33 PM PDT by freedomlover
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To: Charles Martel

“Everybody’s happy.”

Good practice for patrolling the border.


44 posted on 08/24/2013 4:23:43 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: rickmichaels

They are bad in GA also. Kill em and grill em folks.


45 posted on 08/24/2013 4:24:02 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: rickmichaels

Stuck pigs squealing = DemocRATs, after a Conservative takes the White House and the adults take over.


46 posted on 08/24/2013 4:26:55 PM PDT by MaxMax (If you're not pissed off, you're not paying attention)
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To: knarf

One of the Hitman games my brother had (I think it was the second one on PS2) used Ave Maria as it’s opening credit theme music. This video rem8nded me of that.


47 posted on 08/24/2013 4:31:47 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: JRandomFreeper

Remember, Johnny, you’ve got all the ex-wives you can afford.


48 posted on 08/24/2013 4:36:42 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: rickmichaels
Plague of wild pigs has U.S. authorities squealing

49 posted on 08/24/2013 4:41:58 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: vladimir998

Excellent!


50 posted on 08/24/2013 4:46:29 PM PDT by chasio649
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