Skip to comments.Feral swine bomb could wreak havoc on large swaths of the US if wild boar population continues to explode
Posted on 09/25/2020 12:26:18 PM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal
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I don’t actually hunt them so much as I shoot them when I can. Our big ranch is 42 sections and I cover most of it daily taking care of the oil and gas production, most of my shooting is out the window of the truck. 25 years ago we didn’t have any hogs, last year I killed 68. They just keep getting thicker each year. I went from a bolt action rifle to a M4 style semi auto in 5.56 as my daily truck rifle a few years back. It just came to the point I needed more fire power. This is in West TX, my buddy in South TX has a much bigger problem.
And yeah, the few videos I’ve seen of people hunting them, they take the standard pig-roaster size for eating. Bigger than that I imagine they get too tough and gamey.
What has hunting been outlawed or something? Offer a bounty per carcass. I’d love to do some.
42 sections?!?! Son of the mother of hell!!
I have problems taking care of barely an acre.
Can I come down sometime and shoot some pigs? I’ll stay in a hotel and you’ll never know I’m there. :-)
Meh, all you need is a boar spear.
Just ask Robert Baratheon.
We have a few smaller places but that’s the biggest one. Over the years we’ve had feral hogs and Aoudad sheep move in on the big one. The 8 sections nth of town and the 3 sections over by Snyder TX are covered in hog’s. If you watch the show Carnivore on the Pursuit channel you’ll get to see most of the big ranch. We shoot a couple of coyote calling shows every spring.
If you ever get down this way I’d me more than happy to take you hog hunting. If I’m hunting them I prefer using a bow or a handgun, that’s allot of fun. I’ve even got Javalina’s on the big ranch.
300 Blackout practice ... pork is back on the menu.
Our big problem is just seeing them in East Texas. All timber. You can usually draw them into a feeder.
Same in South TX where the brush is so thick, the sendero’s and roads are the only place you see them. Out here it’s pretty open. Once the leaves drop this winter it really opens up.
Wow, that’s incredible........given the frequency the females can produce and the numbers of their offspring, I don’t see how they can adequately be controlled......
Hornady 325gr Leverevolution does a wonderful job on them, next up I want to try my 576gr Black Butterfly Buffalo Hump rounds on one to see how they do.
45/70 is my current favorite round right now for just about anything within 200 yards, and these old eyes don’t go much further than that anymore without serious help.
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