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Wild boars invade New York state; kill pets, chase people
Reuters ^ | 7/29/11 | Ray Sanchez

Posted on 07/31/2011 11:34:20 AM PDT by LibWhacker

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wild boar are invading the farms of central New York state, attacking livestock, killing family pets, chasing people and posing "devastating consequences" for the area, federal officials warn.

The feral swine are a non-native species suspected of escaping from game farms, and as many as a couple of hundred are roaming the state, said Paul Curtis, a natural resources professor at Cornell University.

While an exact picture of the wild boar population in New York State is unclear, a report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture said the swine were successfully breeding in the three counties and producing litters averaging 4 to 6 piglets.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: banglist; boar; feralhogs; hogs; kill; wild; york
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Never got to hunt wild boar. Always wanted to.
1 posted on 07/31/2011 11:34:24 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker
Ya ? ... So .. ?
2 posted on 07/31/2011 11:39:17 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: LibWhacker

This guy at the range today was telling me that wild boars breed like crazy, and the females have several litters a year ....


3 posted on 07/31/2011 11:39:46 AM PDT by Ken522
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To: LibWhacker
Gansowski said a lack of funding was the biggest obstacle to preventing the population from exploding.

What's to fund? Hunters could take care of that problem.

4 posted on 07/31/2011 11:40:35 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: LibWhacker

Capture and release, in Iran.


5 posted on 07/31/2011 11:41:20 AM PDT by null and void (Day 920. When your only tools are a Hammer & Sickle, everything looks like a Capitalist...)
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To: LibWhacker
Target rich environment! ☺
6 posted on 07/31/2011 11:41:41 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: LibWhacker

I’ve heard they taste great! Seriously. They need to simply open season on them everywhere.

I’ve been told javalinas taste lousy and stink something terrible.


7 posted on 07/31/2011 11:42:09 AM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: paul51

Simply put a bounty on them. They’d disappear in no time.


8 posted on 07/31/2011 11:42:51 AM PDT by Varda
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To: LibWhacker

Grab yourself a cup of coffee or something stronger and read thru this thread.

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=449721

This is what you call hog hunting.


9 posted on 07/31/2011 11:42:58 AM PDT by Capt_Hank (btu's...kcal's...to kJ's, but my activation energy is still high.)
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To: LibWhacker

Texas style- whack ‘em, stack ‘em, no limit 24/7/365.


10 posted on 07/31/2011 11:43:11 AM PDT by 4buttons
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To: LibWhacker

I once encountered a large area on Gregory Bald, high in the Great Smoky Mts. Nat. Park, where the sod had been completely demolished, as if it had been turned over with a rototiller. The rangers told me that wild boars did that by rooting in the soil.


11 posted on 07/31/2011 11:43:41 AM PDT by hellbender
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To: Ken522
This guy at the range today was telling me that wild boars breed like crazy, and the females have several litters a year ....

I watched a problem a few months ago about this problem. Of course they probably exaggerated a bit, but the boar population is increasing dramatically, and yes, they are VERY hard to thin out, they breed like crazy, can eat just about anything, and are potentially very dangerous to humans and animals.

Where I live, I have seen wild boars, know people who hunt them, and the stories are impressive. Single wild boar taking out a couple of trained pit bulls. Taking several shots before finally going down. It really is becoming a problem nation wide.

12 posted on 07/31/2011 11:44:41 AM PDT by Paradox (Obnoxious, Bumbling, Absurd, Maladroit, Assinine)
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To: LibWhacker

“There needs to be more funding,..”


13 posted on 07/31/2011 11:44:50 AM PDT by wolficatZ (Somebody once wrote "Revenge is a dish that has to be eaten cold".)
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To: LibWhacker

Getting chased and harassed by wild boars is just another in the long list of things we’re expected to put up with in order to “protect the environment.”


14 posted on 07/31/2011 11:46:03 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: LibWhacker

HUH?? Some BBQ sauce and a Hunting License,problem solved.


15 posted on 07/31/2011 11:46:34 AM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: LibWhacker

16 posted on 07/31/2011 11:48:07 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Just once I'd like someone to call me 'Sir' without adding 'You're making a scene.' - Homer Simpson)
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To: LibWhacker

I have many times in Texas.....Don’t miss and drop them with the first shot. They tend to get a lil pissed when just nicked and of course they just love to get you close to them. Very up close and personal...they love it lol


17 posted on 07/31/2011 11:48:13 AM PDT by VF-51vnv
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To: paul51

Here in Wisconsin hunters are allowed to shoot wild pigs on site. I’ve yet to see a wild pig alive or dead while driving on the roads in the area. Supposedly there’s a very large population of the critters in some of the counties south of where I live.


18 posted on 07/31/2011 11:49:02 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: paul51

Here in Wisconsin hunters are allowed to shoot wild pigs on site. I’ve yet to see a wild pig alive or dead while driving on the roads in the area. Supposedly there’s a very large population of the critters in some of the counties south of where I live.


19 posted on 07/31/2011 11:49:26 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Varda
Simply put a bounty on them. They’d disappear in no time.

Sell tags to hunters. Use a portion of the revenue to publish recipes.

20 posted on 07/31/2011 11:52:35 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: null and void

Nah. In Albany. They’ll blend right in with the legislators and parasitic lobbyists.


21 posted on 07/31/2011 11:54:10 AM PDT by SAJ (Zerobama -- a phony and a prick, therefore a dildo)
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To: LibWhacker
> as many as a couple of hundred are roaming the state,

They'd better track and kill them quickly, or that number will be "as many as a few thousand" in a year or two.....

22 posted on 07/31/2011 11:54:30 AM PDT by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
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To: LibWhacker

I thought Oboredom was goin’ to Chicago!


23 posted on 07/31/2011 11:55:38 AM PDT by Young Werther ("Quae cum ita sunt" Since these things are so!)
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To: Terry Mross
I’ve been told javalinas taste lousy and stink something terrible.

They're not too bad if you deep pit them, but most folks throw the meat away and eat the rocks.

24 posted on 07/31/2011 11:56:37 AM PDT by umgud
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To: Jeff Chandler

That’s not a boar, that’s a sow. And not a breeder either, thankfully.


25 posted on 07/31/2011 11:57:34 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (I'm sticking with Herman. No more second terms!)
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To: LibWhacker

“Their skulls are so thick in the front, if you don’t happen to hit it at a perfect 90 degrees, with the way their heads have that kind of curved shape, the bullet will glance right off,”

Then don’t shoot them in the head. See if bullets bounce off their lungs.

Not buying this anyway. With a 22 maybe.


26 posted on 07/31/2011 12:00:32 PM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: Terry Mross
> simply open season on them everywhere.

I've edited a number of articles about wild hogs in the last few years. To the best of my recollection, they are considered an invasive species in every state. A hunter still has to follow whatever hunting and/or gun rules exist in his state, but IIRC the wild hogs can be taken at any size/age, with any permitted weapon, and as many as the hunter wants to kill. They breed maniacally, eat anything, and are crazy dangerous, even at a relatively young age.

27 posted on 07/31/2011 12:01:29 PM PDT by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
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To: Past Your Eyes; Jeff Chandler

Actually, it’s a wild bore.


28 posted on 07/31/2011 12:01:52 PM PDT by Huntress ("Politicians exploit economic illiteracy." --Walter Williams)
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To: Ken522

What weaponry is recommended for eradicating these beasties?


29 posted on 07/31/2011 12:03:07 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: LibWhacker

“Armed with a $230,000 grant from the Invasive Species Council of New York, the USDA last year sought to get a handle on the growing wild boar problem.”

Pay $20 or $50 to hunters and see how fast they disappear.


30 posted on 07/31/2011 12:03:30 PM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: LibWhacker

Over a year ago, on one of the main highways here, someone hit a black hog and it died right next to the road looking like it was sleeping with it’s head resting upright. It is still recognizable, even after all the heat we’ve had here. I pass by there almost every day and have never seen a buzzard on it once.


31 posted on 07/31/2011 12:05:37 PM PDT by texas_mrs
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To: NewJerseyJoe

This may be God’s way of preparing us for survival. When there’s nothing on the shelves those of us with ammo and guns will never have to worry about food. Plus, this means we would survive but the leeches won’t.

Seriously, you’d think there are enough people to go out and eradicate them. If some rancher or farmer around here asked people to come kill pigs I’d answer the call.


32 posted on 07/31/2011 12:07:22 PM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: Terry Mross

Only when they are yoiung, under 100 lbs. they are an absolute plague here in south Texas, they kill fawns and any young things they can get hold of including ground-nesting birds, they destroy fences, uproot wetlands, threaten people and breed like flies.

Nobody seems to know what to do about them.

I always thought Texas A&M could put out some kind of birth-cojntrol bait. Hogs will chew gum without swallowing it, they say. So...


33 posted on 07/31/2011 12:07:22 PM PDT by squarebarb
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To: faucetman

Actually, they do have some pretty hard heads. It may not take a 90 degree shot, but any smaller round can easily glance off them. I have a friend from OK who had issues with them, and they had .30-06 bouncing off them. Head shots are not the best idea on these guys, unless you’re behind them :p


34 posted on 07/31/2011 12:08:21 PM PDT by Svartalfiar
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To: hellbender
I once encountered a large area on Gregory Bald, high in the Great Smoky Mts. Nat. Park, where the sod had been completely demolished, as if it had been turned over with a rototiller. The rangers told me that wild boars did that by rooting in the soil.

Years back, before Mother Earth went Boomer, one guy wrote in that he had a few acres of scrub brush on his farm and asked the best way to clear it. Some old farmer in Missouri wrote back that he should fence the area in and turn loose some hogs. The place would be cleared - and fertilized in no time.

35 posted on 07/31/2011 12:08:40 PM PDT by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: LibWhacker

Quick, someone send a truckload of truffles to Albany!


36 posted on 07/31/2011 12:09:25 PM PDT by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: NativeNewYorker
You could use a boar spear. The cross-piece keeps the beast from continuing to charge at you after it's been impaled.


37 posted on 07/31/2011 12:09:44 PM PDT by hellbender
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To: knarf

Smith and Wesson Model 29, 44 Magnum.


38 posted on 07/31/2011 12:10:20 PM PDT by Roklok
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To: LibWhacker

We have them on our place in Texas also. Didn’t really know how many we had since they are fairly nocturnal here, until we put up game cameras. WOW we’ve got a lot!


39 posted on 07/31/2011 12:10:38 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Paradox
Where I live, I have seen wild boars, know people who hunt them, and the stories are impressive. Single wild boar taking out a couple of trained pit bulls. Taking several shots before finally going down. It really is becoming a problem nation wide.

Some hunters in TX use Great Danes. I have a 5.5 mo. old Dane puppy who's nothing but a love muffin who lies to sleeep with me (I know, the Dog Whisperer and the Dog Lady would both say I've allowed him to develop a terrible habit). He probably wouldn't qualify.

40 posted on 07/31/2011 12:10:54 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: LibWhacker

“The feral swine are a non-native species suspected of escaping from game farms”

What the heck is a game farm?


41 posted on 07/31/2011 12:11:24 PM PDT by KantianBurke
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and as many as a couple of hundred are roaming the state,

A couple of hundred? They think there are only a couple of hundred and they are causing this much trouble? I think they better count again. CA has many, many wild hogs, they are a mix between imported Russian boar and domestic hogs released back in the day when hog farming went bad in the coastal areas. They multiply like rabbits.

Except for Monterey county the limit for wild hogs on the coast of CA is one a day and one in possession. Enough people hunt them to keep them down to a manageable level.

This is what NY needs to do, open season on the suckers and they will soon learn to stay away from humans.

BTW, the reason the season is different in Monterey county is because the hogs there have more of the Russian boar in them then other parts of the state. They get huge and have those wicked looking tusks.

42 posted on 07/31/2011 12:12:02 PM PDT by calex59
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As many as a couple hundred, ROFLOL, in the whole state of new York, ROF, they are everywhere, HA,HA, I say a couple of pot belly pigs eating along the road on the way to atlanta a few weeks back. I thought to myself, I bet some idiot will think those stew pot getaways are wild hogs. Damn we have a real idiot problem in this country.
43 posted on 07/31/2011 12:12:24 PM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: LibWhacker

Mmmmmmm ... pork chops ...


44 posted on 07/31/2011 12:13:09 PM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: KantianBurke

A place for the kinda hunter who likes shooting fish in a barrel.


45 posted on 07/31/2011 12:13:29 PM PDT by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: squarebarb

Are you saying only the young ones are good to eat?

On T.V. they showed hunters in Alabama taking them to some processing plant.

Do you hunt them?


46 posted on 07/31/2011 12:14:10 PM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: mewzilla

And note to FNC: This is from Rooters. You’re slipping.


47 posted on 07/31/2011 12:15:28 PM PDT by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: Cheetahcat
HUH?? Some BBQ sauce and a Hunting License,problem solved.

While we're on the subject ..... Some Cuban guy in Miami invented this thing: "La Caja China" (The Chinese Box).

I've seen one in action and it will cook a 64 pound whole hog in 3 hours and 40 minutes with a few bags of charcoal. They are very popular in Miami.

BBQ with Bobby Flay Featuring La Caja China on the Food Network

Instructions: Roasting a Whole Pork

48 posted on 07/31/2011 12:16:34 PM PDT by Polybius
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To: Ken522
Where there are wild boars, you have wild coyotes and they love those babies, so in most places the population is stable. There are a few hundred in the smoky mountains, they have been there all my life. I have hunted the pigs range and I have never seen a live one.
49 posted on 07/31/2011 12:19:05 PM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: Capt_Hank

Interesting, pictures.


50 posted on 07/31/2011 12:23:25 PM PDT by mel
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