Skip to comments.Plague of wild pigs has U.S. authorities squealing
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.
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One of these days, people will figure out some useful purpose for pigs ...
referring to the dims running amok? I’m squealing, too.
And just why would you want to trap them .... just shoot them on sight.
Turning them into bacon...
I thought this was an article about congress.
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.
“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...
I love bacon!
There is an easy solution that is serendipitous with my love of bacon.
In Hawaii, feral pigs are hunted with knives—they call it pig poking.
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.
“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.”
Their hide makes dandy Footballs
The “plague of pigs” will have varmint hunters in hog heaven.
I sure wish one would wonder onto my property here!
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.
mmmmm BBQ pulled pork sandwiches mmmmmmmm
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?
“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!”
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.
Pigman and Uncle Ted were doing exactly this the other day on the Sportsman Channel. 290+ pigs in one afternoon. :-)
Well there goes two thirds of the Congress and most goverment employees.
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.
Texans hunt wild pigs, we like to EAT THEM...
I don't take anything over 100#, that's a personal preference, and the limits of convenient processing for me.
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).
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.
“I thought this was an article about congress.”
I thought it would be about Detroit.
They di it here in florida too.
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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.
In Hawaii, feral pigs are hunted with knivesthey call it pig poking.
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.
Good practice for patrolling the border.
They are bad in GA also. Kill em and grill em folks.
Stuck pigs squealing = DemocRATs, after a Conservative takes the White House and the adults take over.
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.
Remember, Johnny, you’ve got all the ex-wives you can afford.
Plague of wild pigs has U.S. authorities squealing