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  • At Denton Golf Course, Feral Hogs Provide Unusual Hazard

    12/05/2017 10:11:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 | Seth Voorhees
    They've been an issue in North Texas for years. Farmers and ranchers have had their hands full with herds of feral hogs. Increasingly, they're being spotted in many less-open areas. On any golf course, there are certain things considered to be a hazard. “Sand traps. Water. Apartments,” soughed Clint Hollandsworth. The golfer from Denton has hit them all, at Timberlinks Golf Club. But lately, he and others have noticed something else. “Right up the left side of number two, it was torn up really bad,” said Hollandsworth. While the challenging course rolls through hills and woods through The Timberlinks at...
  • 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 TPWD.gov. Clowers told Chron.com 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...
  • Bullets alone can't solve Alabama's feral hog problem

    08/07/2017 2:04:50 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 62 replies
    AL.com ^ | Aug 6 , 2017 | Dennis Pillion
    Wild pigs are perhaps the most destructive invasive species in the United States, causing an estimated $1.5 billion in damages every year to crops and property across the country, uprooting farmers' fields, degrading water quality and out-competing native wildlife for food. In the latest installment of AL.com's series on invasive species, we examine the feral hog, one of the costliest non-native species in Alabama, and what landowners and wildlife officials can do to keep their populations under control.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Evil father of 7-year-old Adrian Jones who starved him, bound him to cutting boards...

    05/10/2017 6:34:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 9, 2017 | Martin Gould In Kansas City, Kansas For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: EXCLUSIVE: Evil father of 7-year-old Adrian Jones who starved him, bound him to cutting boards and fed his dead body to pigs is sentenced to life in prison His face devoid of any emotion, the evil father of 7-year-old Adrian Jones was sentenced to life with a minimum of 25 years in prison in a Kansas City courtroom today. Dressed in a navy blue and white striped prison jumpsuit and orange Crocs, Michael Jones, a 46-year-old former bail bondsman, refused to look around as Adrian’s grandmother, sister and mother addressed the court. He pleaded guilty in March to...
  • Texas to feral pigs: It's time for the 'hog apocalypse' to begin

    02/22/2017 7:57:59 PM PST · by Mariner · 86 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 22nd, 2017 | Maria Gallucci
    Texas has a new plan for its 2.5 million feral hogs: total annihilation. Sid Miller, the state's agriculture commissioner, just approved a pesticide — called "Kaput Feral Hog Lure" — for statewide use. "The 'hog apocalypse' may finally be on the horizon," Miller said in a statement on Tuesday. SEE ALSO: First human-pig chimeras created, sparking hopes for transplantable organs — and debate "This solution is long overdue," he added. "Wild hogs have caused extensive damage to Texas lands and loss of income for many, many years." Texas's agriculture commission estimates that feral hogs cause $52 million in damage each...
  • Taking down 4 hogs in a row

    09/26/2016 8:26:35 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/26/2016 | J Hines
    Hunting season is just around the corner, have you been out shooting to polish your skills? Stationary targets or moving targets? Shooting at something that's moving is challenging. However, a proficient shooter can make it look simple. In this video a hunter dropped 4 hogs in a row within a minute with no time to spare, hope this gets you inspired for the upcoming hunting season, see the video here, enjoy!
  • 8 Wild Hog Facts

    04/14/2016 12:48:53 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 28 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 4/14/2016 | B Mcnally
    There are many hog facts, some for hunting, some for conservation issues, but these are good to know during a cocktail party or just to put more porkers on the table. 1. Wild hogs have roamed America since Hernando de Soto introduced them to Florida in 1539. 2. Male and female wild hogs have tusks. They have extremely sharp edges because the upper and lower tusks overlap. The constant gnashing of teeth sharpens the tusks, which make formidable weapons. 3. Wild hogs are just that, domestic pigs gone wild for several generations. Javelinas or collared peccaries are an entirely different...
  • Wild Pig Hunting goes Wrong

    03/02/2016 8:42:48 AM PST · by w1n1 · 72 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 3/3/2016 | M Alpert
    Feral swine are considered pest species in many countries, including the U.S. They reproduce fast and destroy billions of dollars worth of agriculture and live stock each year. Now more than ever, hunters are trying to kill wild pigs as fast as they can. But there are some dangers. Wild pigs are exactly that - wild. They can be very aggressive, and when hunters get too close, they'll charge fast. If they make contact with a hunter, they'll often bite hard with their razor sharp teeth. See the wild pig video here.
  • Mo. pushing feral hogs hunting ban on public lands

    02/16/2016 7:38:54 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    hannibal.net ^ | 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...
  • 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' https://www.facebook.com/1154012711308805/videos/1197283983648344/
  • Two first-degree murder charges filed in case of missing Kansas City, Kan., 7-year-old

    12/11/2015 8:09:01 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | December 11, 2015 | Matt Campbell
    The father of Heather Jones told The Kansas City Star that his daughter calmly called him on Thanksgiving. “She told me that Mike killed the little boy and it would be all over the news,” the father said. “He fed him to the pigs, is all she said. ... She just told me it was going to be all over the news, and that’s the last time we talked.”
  • How General Pershing dealt with Islamic Terrorists

    10/07/2001 7:14:26 PM PDT · by GuillermoX · 36 replies · 4,072+ views
    Various ^ | 10-7-01 | Vendyl Jones
    THE WISDOM OF KNOWING YOUR ENEMY  "In the years preceding World War I, General Pershing was commander of the American forces in the Philippines.  The small Moslem community on the island nation began to wreak havoc against the Philippine government and American forces.  The American troops captured a large group of these terrorists.  During the interrogation by the Military Court, the fanatics were heard to repeatedly shout, 'Allah Achbar!  Allah Achbar! Jihad!  The Philippines are the lands of Islam!'    "Pershing ordered the Amalekites executed one by one in the presence of the whole group. (The author is referring to ...
  • The Hog Puts The Hurt On ISIS.

    01/16/2015 10:00:25 AM PST · by ThinkingBuddha · 67 replies
    http://www.iraqinews.com ^ | 01/15/2014 | Abdelhak Mamoun
    On Thursday, a local source in Nineveh province said, that the ‘Wild Boar’ aircraft which belongs to the U.S. Air Force has carried out four air strikes that killed and wounded dozens of ISIS elements, adding that the aircraft sparked panic in the ranks of ISIS. The source said in an interview for IraqiNews.com, “The U.S. aircraft A-10 Warthog (Wild Boar) carried out, at dawn today, four air strikes on gatherings of ISIS elements in the village of Sultan Abdullah in Makhmour district, southeast Mosul,” adding that, “The raids resulted in the death and injury of dozens of ISIS elements.”...
  • Here, piggy piggy: U.S. turns to military gear in hunt for feral swine

    05/23/2014 10:28:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri May 23, 2014 12:15pm EDT | P.J. Huffstutter
    The U.S. Agriculture Department is known for its army of statisticians packing yardsticks and calculators to measure wheat and count soybeans. But the agency needs more firepower for another kind of rural reckoning and is gearing up with thermal imaging weapons. In its crosshairs are aggressive feral hogs that can weigh more than 400 lbs (180 kg) and have been known to carry off newborn calves. They cause about $1.5 billion of damage every year to farm communities and fields, say department officials, and now there are worries they may help spread a deadly pig virus. So the USDA wants...
  • Senate Conservatives Fund Endorses Joni Ernst

    04/25/2014 6:03:15 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 4 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | 4/25/14 | John Mccormack
    Matt Hoskins, the executive director of the Senate Conservatives Fund, announces in an email this morning that SCF is endorseing Joni Ernst in her race for Iowa's open U.S. Senate seat: Joni Ernst is a state senator and a Lt. Colonel in the Iowa Army National Guard. She's also a wife, a mom to three daughters, and a grandmother to six grandchildren. As a state senator, Joni Ernst has worked to limit government and promote economic growth. She helped pass the largest tax cut in the history of the state, which will return more than $4.4 billion in property tax...
  • Flu-like hog virus sweeping Indiana, U.S.

    03/28/2014 1:26:21 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    www.cbsnews.com ^ | March 24, 2014, 8:23 AM | Staff
    LOGANSPORT, Ind. - A fast-moving virus that has infected hogs across half of the nation since it was first detected in the U.S. less than a year ago has become rampant in Indiana, agriculture officials say. Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, or PED, has infected farms in 43 of Indiana's 92 counties, according to March 14 data from the Indiana State Board of Animal Health. Twenty-six other states have reported cases of the virus as of March 12, the National Animal Health Laboratory Network indicates. While the flu-like sickness doesn't affect people and is not a food safety concern, it can...
  • This GOP Candidate's Ad About Castrating Hogs May Have the Best Opening Line in Campaign History

    03/27/2014 11:03:45 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 33 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | March 25, 2014 | Emily Hulsey
    Iowa GOP Senate candidate Joni Ernst won't mess around when it comes to cutting wasteful pork spending in Washington - and she has the experience to prove it.
  • China cloning on an 'industrial scale'

    01/14/2014 7:27:56 AM PST · by Theoria · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | 13 Jan 2014 | David Shukman
    You hear the squeals of the pigs long before reaching a set of long buildings set in rolling hills in southern China. Feeding time produces a frenzy as the animals strain against the railings around their pens. But this is no ordinary farm. Run by a fast-growing company called BGI, this facility has become the world's largest centre for the cloning of pigs. The technology involved is not particularly novel - but what is new is the application of mass production. The first shed contains 90 animals in two long rows. They look perfectly normal, as one would expect, but...
  • Night vision scope "generations" ???

    12/13/2013 7:12:21 AM PST · by varmintman · 14 replies
    Could anybody here explain the thing about generations of night vision scopes for me, and why is anybody still producing a gen-1 scope? I've moved into an area in which hog hunting is plausible and any info would be appreciated.
  • Genetic study proves Israel's wild boars originated in Europe

    11/10/2013 7:44:11 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 36 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | Nov 04, 2013 | Tel Aviv University
    Wild boars look more or less the same in Israel as they do anywhere else: stalky and hairy with big heads, long snouts, and beady eyes. So scientists had no reason to suspect Israeli wild boars were any different than their brothers and sisters roaming the Middle East, from Egypt to Iran... unlike the Near Eastern wild boars in surrounding countries, Israel's wild boars originated in Europe. After a genetic and archaeological analysis, the researchers suggest the wild boars living in Israel are descendants of domesticated pigs brought to Israel starting almost 3,000 years ago by the Philistines and other...