Trying To Keep yhe Wild Hog Population Down

Discussion in 'Feral Pig Control and Hunting' started by Okie Hog, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. Okie Hog

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    Wild hogs have greatly impacted the deer population in parts of Oklahoma. Last year I did not see one fawn on our deer lease. So far this year I've shot about 20 adult wild hogs, mostly boars. I also killed 40-60 pigs, mostly small ones. My lease partners and I trapped and killed about 40 hogs. The deer situation is beginning to look better.

    However, the rednecks here are still releasing hogs. Many of the hogs I kill look like dirty show pigs. Killed a big sow with a muzzleloader last Friday evening. IMO: This hog was not feral very long. She was pregnant with five pigs:

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  2. junkman

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    Dang Oakie what do you guys do with all that pork?Keep the whole county fed?
     

  3. Okie Hog

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    "Dang Oakie what do you guys do with all that pork?Keep the whole county fed?"

    Actually most of our hogs go to one guy who apparently keeps the development fed. :D
     
  4. junkman

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    Hey Oakie,Ya holding down the fort down there?
     
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  5. Okie Hog

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    We keep on stumbling along killing hogs. My muzzleloader has recently taken a back seat to a Ruger #1 in 9.3x62: It's a good hog killer.

    Hogs come to the feeder about 15 minutes after sunset. At the shot sometimes they bang flop and sometimes they run off into the woods and brush. I don't go looking for wounded hogs in the dark. My shots are picked carefully and hogs seldom go more than 50 yards after being shot.

    When the weather finally cooled we started trapping hogs. Caught four the night of 25 October. [​IMG]

    Caught four more the night of 26 October.

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    Caught two more last Thursday night. I kept the nice sow.

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  6. junkman

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    That is awesome,keep up the good work.
     
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  7. shotgun12

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    you dont want to many of them about.
     
  8. Okie Hog

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    Recently a large boar had been coming to a feeder just after sunset. He became pork last evening. Distance was about 50 yards. Gun used was my 9.3X62: It knocks the stuffing out of large hogs.

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    Sweeeeet
     
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    How big of an area are you taking those hogs off of.Also I know a lot of young hunters that do not know the damage hogs can do. If you get a chance can you post some damage pictures maybe help inform a generation how distructive they can be.
     
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    Good work Okie!How many pounds of meat did he yield?
     
  12. jono

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    Has anyone ever shot a wild pig in Michigan?

    Why is this string on this board?

    If this was a thing, I'd be the doyen of its promotion, but I think this is a problem we may have been fortunate enough to avoid...
     
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    Be glad you guys dont have a pig problem, farmers and hunters will hate it.
     
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  14. Albaman

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    Yep, I got one in the Thumb back in 2010. The then President of the Saginaw Field and Stream was with me at the time. The club even paid me $50 bounty for dropping it.

    Not very big but it sure tasted good.

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