Skip to comments.Feral hog shot dead in East Idaho
Posted on 10/18/2020 4:44:57 AM PDT by marktwain
From a distance, it looked like some garbage had blown into Neal Andrus corral on County Line Road in Jefferson County on a recent afternoon. When Andrus went to retrieve it, he found it wasnt garbage at all but a large, black hog sleeping in the sun.
It didnt look like any domestic hog hed ever seen.
Every indication told me it was a feral hog with its long snout, short tusks and course hair that stood up all along its back, Andrus said.
Andrus approach startled the hog, which darted past him and into an irrigation canal and across the highway that divides Bonneville and Jefferson counties. Andrus alerted his closest neighbor that the animal was headed his way and then called the Jefferson County Sheriffs Office, which contacted another neighbor who raises domestic hogs. All domestic hogs were accounted for.
At about dusk, the hog disappeared into some tall overgrowth along a canal and wasnt an easy target for the deputy. When Andrus maneuvered around the hog to push it back to the deputy, it turned and charged Andrus from about 20 feet. Andrus shot and killed it.
(Excerpt) Read more at idahostatejournal.com ...
It’s the same as getting your first liberal in your neighborhood. The subsequent damage and turmoil to come are beyond your comprehension.
I find it strange they didn’t post a picture.
jOY BEHAR? WOOPIE? HILLARY?
Heavy, fat, slow does the trick again.
That’s why my woods gun is a P220 45 with extended mag.
Tame pigs revert back to the wild rather easily and take on a physical transformation in the process. They start growing hair and tusks, they will also become more aggressive. Give a couple of generations (That’s not long for a hog) their coloration changes to a more standard color. Most of the hogs we have on the ranch go from black to gray to a dark reddish color. A spotted hog will show up from time to time but that’s usually within the first to second generation.
Did they eat it?
There’s a pic on the news article itself.
150 lb two year old is a SMALL female hog by Georgia standards.
If there’s one female in your yard ...
Stacy Abrams maybe?
Investigation? Apparently Idaho doesn't have a feral hog problem YET......
This wouldn't even have been a story in other states such as Texas.....
Tusks up, don't shoot!
Watched an old boy dump 8 rounds from a Springfield 45 into a 265 lb boar, no round made it to the vitals. Two years later I shot #8 (Nick name) and he had 1 round in his neck 6 in his shoulder area and one in the left hindquarter. If you chose to carry a 45 in area’s where a hog might be encountered I suggest using FMJ’s for max penetration. I carry a 5 1/2 inch Ruger Blackhawk convertible in 45 ACP/45 Long Colt. I leave the ACP cylinder at the house and use the 45 LC loaded with 300 grain hardcast lead running about 1400 fps. That load will easily penetrate the shield on large hog’s with about 1300 ftlbs of energy.
In Florida, you can hunt them all year long at any time of the day and kill as many as you would like....
I want to get thru a local outfitter, they have a 900 acre farm with feeding stations and blinds already setup...
You can bring your own rifle, but I would like to do a night hunt, they have 10 AR-10s with night vision scopes you can use...to me that would be pretty cool to nail one at night with a night vision scope...
They also have a guy who will cut up and package the hog for you.......
The cost is like $325 and given the number of hogs they say there is a 99% chance of you bagging one....
My fault I didn’t give it time to load. Yeo that’s a little one but she does show the hair and coloration of a feral.
I got news for the state of Idaho, she’s not the only one.
If I’m actually hunting hogs I prefer using a bow, hogs were made for bow hunting. When I’m riding the ranch I carry a rifle, in my case it’s a M-4 style 5.56. When I spot hogs I try to get as many as I can. Hog’s and Coyotes get shot on sight.
This wouldn’t even have been a story in other states such as Texas.....
Agree. As a Texas deer hunter Im on a lease with some other hunters. And, we have killed lots of feral hogs larger than that little piglet. The owner of the rancher encourages that we kill all we want. For those who may not be aware of pig fertility; get out your calculator; a sow can become pregnant and deliver 10 ~ 12 piglets three or four times per year. The females, approximately half will reach puberty in about six months to a year. So, do some factoring, using your own assumptions. But, whatever calculations are used youll wind up with a bunch of pigs. Its difficult to kill them as fast as theyre reproducing.
No Shiite. I have a 30 round pen I keep baited year round.
I catch 60-100 lbers that will charge at the sides when you are 50 yds away. Big ones knock the hell out of it, chomping and snorting.
All the hogs I have caught and the population grows.
The best eating hogs are in the 100 lb and under range, I prefer the 50 to 60 lb range myself. You can eat the bigger hog’s but you can also tell the difference. 25 to 30 pounders get split down the middle and cooked on the grill. Feral hogs are not your standard pork like you get from the store, it’s much leaner and due to their diet can have a distinctly different taste.
Single action, eh? Go git 'em, cowboy!
J/K - Mine's a .357/9mm conversion and extremely accurate; wouldn't want to go up against a hog with it tho'.
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