Hogs Destroyed New Game Plot

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by alsaqr, Sep 20, 2020.

  1. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    My dad raises hogs, they are smart but very annoying, I’ll help him every once in a while work them but not very often. I usually threaten to shoot all of them by the end of the day
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  2. BullMoose429

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    450 Bushmaster- end of hogs.
     
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  4. Txhillbilly

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    Yes,But we can hunt all of the exotic species year round. No hunting season required!
     
  5. BullMoose429

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    I love hunting- but introducing species to me seems to be contrary to the goal of hunting- CONSERVATION

    To me- the real beauty is getting to hunt these animals and support stable populations in their natural habitat
     
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  6. Txhillbilly

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    If you can get close enough to them. Years ago,I had a 458 SOCOM,bought it just for hog hunting. Fun to shoot,but pretty worthless when it came to hunting pigs,unless you are just wanting to shoot 1 hog per hunt.
    Past 100 yards,all the big bore AR's are pretty much useless. I much prefer using my 6.5x6.8, 6.8 SPC II, or 260 Remington AR's all suppressed to hunt hog's. You can easily shoot/kill pigs out to 300 - 400 yards with them.
     
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  7. BullMoose429

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    Wouldn’t a .270 or 7mm mag work better. We don’t have them in Maine so I don’t know much about them
     
  8. Txhillbilly

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    While there are plenty of exotic game species that have escaped from the high fenced game ranches that originally stocked the animals here in Texas,when it comes to conservation,there are several species that aren't on the Endangered Species Act because of the breeding programs that many of these ranches have done for decades.

    There are several species that you can hunt here in Texas that you can't legally hunt any where else in the world because they don't exist in great enough numbers to be hunted in their native habitat. Besides,Hunter's don't have to deal with the trouble and expense of traveling/hunting in foreign country.
     
  9. BullMoose429

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    I certainly understand that- but I just have an issue with introducing species. Sometimes it works fine- like how bass now live in and improve our waters here in New England. But more often than not- it turns out like wild hogs- they’re invasive and wreak havoc on the local environment
     
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  10. Txhillbilly

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    If you just want to kill a pig for food almost any cartridge will work,I've killed several with a 22lr. If you're trying to eliminate /control the vast number of them,you really need to use something faster than a bolt action. Pigs can run really fast,and unless you're shooting with a suppressor,they aren't going to be close to shoot after the first shot.
     
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  11. BullMoose429

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    I thought they were really tough- but apparently not?
     
  12. Txhillbilly

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    Most exotic deer, antelope, sheep species aren't invasive. Pig's were brought here by the original colonist, and the Spaniard's. There have been feral hog's roaming around and breeding for several hundred years in the USA.
    The only ones that were recently introduced are the ones with the Russian boar genetics.
     
  13. BullMoose429

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    But the only native hogs in the US are javelina- which live in New Mexico and Arizona. The ones found down south are invasive- they’ve just been here for hundreds of years- they are still invasive and spreading.
     
  14. Caveman Jim

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    wow that’s really going to put a dent in the ginseng market in the Appalachian Mountains!!!
     
  15. aarondhgraham

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    You said: Hogs Destroyed New Game Plot

    I reply: Hogs become the new game.

    Bacon for everyone!

    Aarond

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  16. Txhillbilly

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    Oh,They are very tough critter's to kill if you don't have good shot placement and the correct type of bullet to do the job. Their front shoulder plates are like shooting an armored plate. If you don't shoot them in the vitals or behind the ear, chances are you won't kill them. They will run off,some will die days later,other will just keep on living.
    We've trapped and shot many hog's that have been shot before,some of the wounds are pretty nasty,and it makes you wonder how they survived.
     
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  17. BullMoose429

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    But you can still take them with a 22? I know that they are not similar animals- but a black bear (which I consider to be a tough animal) would not be taken down with a 22 unless you shot it right in the head while it was in a trap.
     
  18. Rifling82

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    I know you can cut there bal** off and 5 minutes later they’re walking around like nothing happened.
     
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  19. BullMoose429

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    The problem is you have to get to their [email protected]$- that sounds like it might be difficult
     
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  20. Rifling82

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    They get pretty big:D:eek:

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