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  • 416-Pound ‘Nightmare' Hog Shot in East Texas

    10/21/2017 8:25:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    KSAT ^ | October 19, 2017 | Mary Claire Patton
    A huge hog weighing in at a reported 416-pounds was shot in East Texas. “Mr. Joe Clowers shared pics of his food plot nightmare that ended late Saturday night,” Gregg County Game Warden posted to Facebook. Texas Parks and Wildlife estimates that there are more than 1.5 million feral hogs in Texas. There seem to be very few inhibiting factors to curtail this population growth, according to Clowers told the hog preyed on the fawns in the area and Clowers added that he always stayed armed when visiting his deer feeders in case the hog in question charged...
  • Man shoots 70 feral hogs in one night

    03/04/2017 3:22:51 PM PST · by BBell · 63 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 3/2/17 | Todd Masson, | The Times-Picayune
    If you've ever wanted to live inside of a hunting video game, Ray Shinpaugh has done it. A video of him shooting 70 feral hogs in one night in North Texas has been blowing up on YouTube. Posted on Feb. 8, it's already attracted nearly 225,000 views. According to the video's description, Shinpaugh uses thermal optics in the nighttime hours to locate groups of hogs feeding in fields. He then moves quietly between the pigs and any adjacent woods before beginning the chase with a thermal monocular, laser, shotgun and 00 buck shot. Shinpaugh has perfected the art, and is...
  • Louisiana deer hunters vs population boom of 'highly destructive' feral hogs

    04/01/2016 11:58:18 AM PDT · by dennisw · 99 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 1 April 2016 | Valerie Edwards
    Hunters say feral hogs are taking a toll on the whitetail deer population In Louisiana there are estimated 700,000 'highly destructive' wild hogs Feral hogs carry diseases and parasites that can cause abortion in deer They are 'opportunistic' eaters and feed on deer fawn and other piglets Deer hunters are facing unwanted competition as feral hogs in Louisiana threaten whitetail deer population. Wild hogs are known for spreading disease and killing and eating deer fawns. Population boom of feral hogs across the US is threatening the deer population as hunters face unwanted competition with the wild beasts that spread disease...
  • Mo. pushing feral hogs hunting ban on public lands

    02/16/2016 7:38:54 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 35 replies ^ | 02/16/2016 | MARGARET STAFFORD
    Hunters could help reduce the population of destructive and dangerous feral hogs in Missouri if they would stop shooting them, according to officials who are considering banning feral hog hunting on land owned or managed by the state conservation department. The ban's goal is to completely eradicate the feral hogs, which multiply rapidly and do extensive damage to land, water and habitat, conservation officials said. Past efforts to control the feral hog population failed, in part because some hunters took hogs to new sites to set up hunting opportunities. Five years ago, state and federal agencies committed to eradication rather...
  • Feral swine have Texas county at epicenter of hog wild battle

    01/05/2016 10:47:53 AM PST · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 5, 2016 | Perry Chiaramonte
    A county in Central Texas is winning the war on feral hogs one tail at a time. Caldwell County has become the Lone Star State's front line in the fight to curb the exploding population of the wild beasts, which cause millions of dollars in property and environmental damage every year. A volunteer task force has found success using a host of strategies including $5 tail bounties, helicopter hunts and smartphone-controlled corrals. "We're probably the most coordinated program in the state," Nick Dornak, founder of the county's Feral Hog Task Force, told In the two years since it was...
  • Why semi auto's are needed

    12/27/2015 9:34:30 AM PST · by eastforker · 19 replies
    facebook ^ | 12/27/2015 | unknown
    This is one mad Hog'
  • Bacon preservative tested as feral hog poison

    06/21/2014 2:52:42 PM PDT · by BBell · 21 replies
    A preservative used to cure bacon is being tested as poison for the nation's estimated 5 million feral hogs. Descendants of both escaped domestic pigs and imported Eurasian boars, the swine cost the U.S. about $1.5 billion a year -- including $800 million in damage to farms nationwide.
  • Mosin caliber Vepr, Russian anti-hog device

    06/16/2014 7:56:36 PM PDT · by varmintman · 26 replies
    I spoke to people from WPA at the NRA conference in Houston a year or so ago and they told me that the price of the ordinary Mosin (7.62x54) caliber Vepr should come to around $850 with half a year to a year and a number of them have been being sold on for around that price recently: The guys at the Molot plant seem to have outdone themselves on this one. This is a very big sort of a gun with most of the hunting ammo available featuring 203gr bullets, hammer forged and chrome-lined barrel and something like...
  • Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office asked for help with feral hogs eating up West Bank levees

    03/30/2014 10:02:32 AM PDT · by BBell · 34 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | March 27, 2014 | Andrea Shaw
    Feral hogs continue to feast on West Bank levees, prompting the authority responsible for 100 miles of flood protection to seek help from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. Major damage has been reported along the V-line levee south of Marrero as well as to structures in Jean Lafitte National and Bayou Segnette State parks."It's a lot of work to keep repairing the same thing three days later. You go back out there and they tear it up. It's costing the parish a lot of money,'' Chris Muscarello, operations superintendent of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Authority-West said.In the worst-case scenarios, the...
  • Feral Pigs Going Hog-Wild in US

    04/09/2013 1:31:33 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 51 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/9/13 | Douglas Main
    Feral pigs are becoming a wild problem in the United States. The wild hogs can now be found in three-fourths of U.S. states — and their populations are growing in many areas — and are estimated to cause $1.5 billion in damages each year, the Associated Press reports. There are currently more than 5 million wild hogs in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. By all accounts, the animals are quite intelligent. They also sport razor-sharp tusks and can be aggressive toward people and pets.
  • VIDEO: AR-15s to protect crops from hogs (CNN Agonizes over use)

    03/27/2013 7:08:41 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 45 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 25, 2013 | CanalRoxNews
  • DNR to Kill Hogs and Small Family Farm Incomes

    03/29/2012 2:26:15 PM PDT · by stillafreemind · 35 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Sherry Tomfeld
    The ISO to be imposed on April 1 considers all but eight breeds of hogs to be feral. Those eight breeds are used in confinement buildings. That means the DNR can drive onto farms and homesteads that raise other breeds of swine and kill them on the spot.
  • Special Ops, Pig Patrol

    08/20/2011 3:27:05 AM PDT · by cowpoke · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/19/2011 | Kris Hudson
    The men advanced in the sweltering, pitch-black night, scanning the landscape with night-vision goggles and armed with semiautomatic rifles fitted with silencers. As the party drew nearer to its wary targets, guide Jed Dreher whispered for the men to walk in single file to "decrease our profile." At 50 yards out, they took aim through their thermal-vision scopes and let loose a hail of bullets. The targets scattered, squealing and grunting, into the nearby woods. The prey in this high-tech hunt: feral pigs in pastures near Madisonville, Texas. Hunters Chuck Coiner and Frank Hahnel, clients of guide service Tactical Hog...
  • Wild boars invade New York state; kill pets, chase people

    07/31/2011 11:34:20 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 139 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/29/11 | Ray Sanchez
    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...

    06/15/2011 4:13:39 PM PDT · by bkopto · 27 replies
    Vimeo ^ | April 2011 | Gary Wagner
    The reason we're sharing this HELI-HOG'N video is to bring awareness to the overwhelming Hog Epidemic that's going on today in our Country. These Feral Hogs are in every state, there are some states where the Hog population is at epidemic proportions. Texas, Florida, California and Hawaii are the most affected. A female can have another litter every 3 months, three weeks and three days. They'll have between 10 to 15 babies per litter. The shows that you see on TV where they take 2 Hogs per 1/2 hour show is totally ineffective in fighting the Hog population. Our way...
  • Plan for feral hog contraception could end Texans' consternation

    06/13/2008 1:44:38 PM PDT · by wolfcreek · 71 replies · 325+ views
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 6.13.2008 | Michael Graczyk
    A&M research seeks a birth control pill for the multiplying animals. By Michael Graczyk ASSOCIATED PRESS Friday, June 13, 2008 GILMER — Broad areas of grazing land at Pete Gipson's farm bear plow-like scars. But it's no out-of-control machine that's left disjointed ruts and holes amid long grass ripped from the earth. He and other ranchers and farmers in Texas and the South are waging an uphill battle against herds of voracious feral hogs. The beasts, up to 3 feet tall and 400 pounds, devour feed intended for livestock and tear up pastures at his 300-acre Red Cap Farms in...
  • State hunters asked to take out feral hogs

    11/03/2006 8:06:40 AM PST · by Conservababe · 46 replies · 1,182+ views
    The Southeast Missourian ^ | Nov 3, 2006 | AP
    State hunters asked to take out feral hogs Friday, November 3, 2006 The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- When it comes to killing off Missouri's wild hogs, conservation officials hope hunters will see the job not as a sport, but as a mission. Voracious, wily and known to carry disease, feral hogs can be killed without a permit at any time of the year in Missouri. In fact, the Department of Conservation encourages hunters to pick them off during firearms seasons for deer and turkeys. "I can't emphasize strongly enough we want these animals dead," said Bill Heatherly, wildlife protection...
  • Running hog wild (Colorado)

    06/04/2006 11:51:38 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 5 replies · 176+ views
    Denver Rocky Mountain News ^ | June 3, 2006 | Todd Hartman
    Packs of feral pigs sow problems for farmers, wildlife managers in Kiowa County. EADS - They stalk the landscape by night, tusked behemoths that devour crops and critters alike. "A real nightmare," farmer Burl Scherler calls them. Reservoirs of disease. Rural vandals on four fat, super-powered legs. A few county roads west, rancher Art Fox loves 'em. Likes to watch them sneak through the brush. Sets out grain so they don't go hungry. Hunts them. Eats them. Roasts them on holidays and serves them up to eager neighbors. Feral hogs - nasty, hyperadaptable, eating, rooting, wrecking machines - are Colorado's...
  • Rural (TX) highways get boost to 80 mph (Armadillos and feral hogs hit hardest)

    05/25/2006 4:27:13 PM PDT · by Lunatic Fringe · 136 replies · 1,497+ views
    AUSTIN – Yeehaw! Texans who brag they do things bigger and better are about to go faster too. State transportation officials on Thursday boosted speed limits on two stretches of rural highway from 75 mph to 80, leaving wandering armadillos and feral hogs a split-second less time to avoid becoming roadkill. It will be the highest posted speed limit in the country. New speed signs should be up in the next few days. And while state officials say the roads can accommodate it, safety and energy conservation advocates warn it will cost lives and hit drivers in the wallet at...