Well....they found us

Help Support CattleToday:

ffamom

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 5, 2005
Messages
622
Reaction score
0
Location
Texas
Pig_011.jpg

(I flipped the image so date and time are backwards.)

Now, if only we can get rid of it or them (according to number of hoof prints). This image was captured by a game camera we put out.

CB, how do we get rid of them? It is amazing the amount of damage they do in one night.
 

Nesikep

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 13, 2008
Messages
16,598
Reaction score
1,059
Location
Lillooet, BC, Canada
you train them as cattle herding dogs.. there was a video of that around here somewhere..

I would assume trapping them would be the most reasonable, but exactly how I'm not sure, as we don't have any in our area.

yep, they sure are industrious!
 

1982vett

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 3, 2008
Messages
9,445
Reaction score
221
Location
Central Texas
Hunt and trap is about it.

I've had sucess keeping them out of oat fields by running and electric fence about 18 inches off the gound. Keeping the large ones off is the main goal, the little ones don't do much damage. Easy to do on clean fence rows, not so easy on those grown up in brush and briars.
 

Frankie

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 24, 2003
Messages
6,915
Reaction score
0
Location
Oklahoma
I was talking to some people in Texas today. They say wild hogs are in every county of Texas now and the experts say they'll never get rid of them. It will be a constant fight to keep their numbers in check. One woman said they're actually in the city limits of Denton, TX. Their appearance in populated areas has apparently led to the state of Texas to spending more money on controlling the population. Our neighbor got a license to buy and transport them. For several years he was very busy putting out traps and buying them from other people. A truck comes from Dallas whenever he gets a load and they're hauled to a processor who ships the meat out of the country. They're still around, but the wild hog population around here has been whittled away the last couple of years.
 

Ryder

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 18, 2004
Messages
5,853
Reaction score
43
Location
Southeast Louisiana (Rep. of W. Fla.)
ffamom":1611tt2g said:
Pig_011.jpg

(I flipped the image so date and time are backwards.)

Now, if only we can get rid of it or them (according to number of hoof prints). This image was captured by a game camera we put out.

CB, how do we get rid of them? It is amazing the amount of damage they do in one night.
Where are you?
If everyone would put the state they are in along with their avatar, it would sometimes help readers to better understand their message.
 

Nesikep

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 13, 2008
Messages
16,598
Reaction score
1,059
Location
Lillooet, BC, Canada
I guess they're the equivalent of bears up here... they'll eat anything once they figure out it's edible, though bears don't quite multiply as fast
 

Calman

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 6, 2006
Messages
3,419
Reaction score
0
Location
Bowie Texas
ffamom":3n65rqfz said:
We are north of Decatur, Texas...Alvord.
ffamom you are not far from me,just out of Bowie.
We have hogs about a mile from us coming into a dairy farm,but not here yet,just a matter of time.
However the place in Jack county is over run with them and also the place 4 mi west of montague is now over run. In fact today i'm going to montague place to repair some hog torn up fence :mad: :mad:

Cal
 

Joy of Texas

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 13, 2007
Messages
501
Reaction score
0
Location
Texas
Hogs are still bad on one of our places. I have traps out and I also have a couple of guys hunting out there. To date they have killed/trapped 161.
You had better start hunting them yourself. They have rooted over 70 acres up. I know we won't have any coastal left .
 

Caustic Burno

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 26, 2004
Messages
26,908
Reaction score
1,700
Location
Big Thicket East Texas
ffamom":2lnj58md said:
Pig_011.jpg

(I flipped the image so date and time are backwards.)

Now, if only we can get rid of it or them (according to number of hoof prints). This image was captured by a game camera we put out.

CB, how do we get rid of them? It is amazing the amount of damage they do in one night.

Go get a case of clay pigeons and crush them up, cover them with diesel and let it soak a couple of days, take the mix and soak corn with it. Now go bury it where they are rooting the ones that eat it wont be back.
Another method we have used is to bait a spot and set up three tree stands, run a wire to a car battery with a red light. Set the deer stands in a triangle when the come cut them down with shotguns, the ones that escape will avoid your place like the plauge. You will never rid yourself of hogs all you can do is make them avoid your place. Start doing some night walks with a 45-70 got one with a varmit light on the scope from Burnham brothers you don't have to wonder if you hit or miss.
 

ROCKSPRINGS

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 2, 2006
Messages
678
Reaction score
0
Location
ROCKSPRINGS TEXAS
You either have wild hogs or you are about to get them. They are like ants and roaches, never go away. Just when you think they are gone, you got twice as many.
 

Jogeephus

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 17, 2006
Messages
24,228
Reaction score
1
Location
South Georgia
Caustic Burno":3h4fl0mg said:
Go get a case of clay pigeons and crush them up, cover them with diesel and let it soak a couple of days, take the mix and soak corn with it. Now go bury it where they are rooting the ones that eat it wont be back.

You want to make sure that the pigeons you buy have the warning label about hogs on the side. Some companies are changing the ingredients so not all will work. The note is plastered on the side of the case.
 

Calman

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 6, 2006
Messages
3,419
Reaction score
0
Location
Bowie Texas
Getting rid of wild hogs is an ongoing task. You can thin them out or maby even get rid of them for a while. But one thing you can dam sure count on they'll get stupid and come back.
For some reason they love to destroy a coastel field.
I have shot so many I stoped counting. :mad: :mad:
Ive found that most the time I can get 2 out of a herd before they scatter by using my SKS with a laser green dot sight.They sure can scatter quick.

Cal
 

flaboy

Well-known member
Joined
May 4, 2005
Messages
2,254
Reaction score
0
Location
Florida
I saw a migration map on these suckers once. It won't be long before everyone will have them. Heck Russia has them in the coldest of climates. I guess they can adjust to just about any climate.

My problem is far less since I put up hog wire between me and the county. I still get some but not near as bad as I used to. I keep traps set around also.
 

Lammie

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 2, 2006
Messages
7,287
Reaction score
0
Location
TX
I remember looking at a farm near Valley Mills and when we walked out to the barn, a sow and about six piglets ran past us. Bout scared the you-know out of me. You could tell they had been in the orchard. Have not seen any around, but I know they are everywhere and it is a matter of time.
 

backhoeboogie

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 16, 2006
Messages
14,984
Reaction score
27
Location
Texas
43 trapped in one week is my best record.

I have not seen any since March of last year. They'll be back.

What Jo said is absolutely correct on their diet. They love worms. Put them in a pen and try to feed them old fruit. Three days from now the fruit will still be there, stinking.
 
Top