Wild hogs

Farming and rural life discussion forum. Cooking, hunting, gardening, fishing, critters, etc.
Mht
Cub Star!!
Cub Star!!
Posts: 396
Joined: Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:02 pm
Zip Code: 27606
Tractors Owned: 1949 farmall cub(building from parts) 1950 farmall cub
1971 David Brown 880 selectamatic
Circle of Safety: Y

Wild hogs

Postby Mht » Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:20 am

It looks like I’m going to have something to hunt on my farm this spring. Wild hogs have shown back up. We had a bunch of them several years ago and then they moved on to somewhere else. Now they are back.
48D56F37-7B5C-4936-AAEE-0CB8198F3B50.jpeg
. They are a little hard to see in this game camera picture but a neighbor saw 12 crossing the road onto my farm about a week ago.

User avatar
Don McCombs
Team Cub Mentor
Team Cub Mentor
Posts: 16373
Joined: Mon Feb 03, 2003 6:45 am
Zip Code: 21550
Tractors Owned: "1950 Something" Farmall Cub
1957 Farmall Cub w/FH
1977 International Cub w/FH
1978 International Cub
1948 Farmall Super A
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: MD, Deep Creek Lake

Re: Wild hogs

Postby Don McCombs » Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:32 am

Bait em and eliminate em.
Don McCombs
MD, Deep Creek Lake

Image
Proud Member of Maryland Chapter 39
Circle of Safety

Eugene
Team Cub Mentor
Team Cub Mentor
Posts: 19660
Joined: Fri Jul 02, 2004 9:52 pm
Zip Code: 65051
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Mo. Linn

Re: Wild hogs

Postby Eugene » Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:03 am

Check with your state conservation dept to see what they suggest for eliminating sounders.

Missouri suggests not shooting individual hogs which disperses the hogs rather than keeping them in one area. I think Missouri Dept of Conservation will set up hog traps.

Have watched hog shooting and hog trapping videos from Texas.
I have an excuse. CRS.

SamsFarm
501 Club
501 Club
Posts: 1436
Joined: Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:21 pm
Zip Code: 44410
Tractors Owned: 1968 Cub Fast Hitch
LF-1 Platform Carrier
144 Cultivators
L-F194 Plow(s)
F38 Disk
L-F3 Spring Tooth Harrow
Fast Hitch CS Bell 60 Grain Mill
Home Made Fast Hitch Potato Plow
54A Blade

Couple 1948 Cubs
172 Runner Planter
53 Fertilizer
Cub-3 Field Cultivator
Cub-189 Two Way Plow
Cub-22 Sickle Bar Mower
Mechanical Transplanter with side mount barrel (needs a fast hitch adapter) :)

Misc Belly Mowers

Wish List
International 100 Fast Hitch Blade
Mott Fast Hitch Flail Mower

Wish Wish Wish List
Fast Hitch Rotary Hoe
4E hammer mill
Location: Ne Ohio

Re: Wild hogs

Postby SamsFarm » Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:07 am

Public service announcement! :D

If you (or anyone who reads this) takes a screen shot of a landscape photo, turn your phone on its side to the landscape position so the photo fills your screen!

Ok, back to your regular scheduled program! :D

Oh, why wait till spring? Blast them now!

Mht
Cub Star!!
Cub Star!!
Posts: 396
Joined: Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:02 pm
Zip Code: 27606
Tractors Owned: 1949 farmall cub(building from parts) 1950 farmall cub
1971 David Brown 880 selectamatic
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: Wild hogs

Postby Mht » Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:48 am

I definitely won’t wait till spring to try and eliminate them. Baiting has already started. We can shoot them 24/7 here in NC. As soon as I start seeing big groups I’ll set my trap back up. There has been a large population of them in Anson county for years which is just across the Pee Dee River from my farm. The local farmers hate them and have some dog hunters that work on them hard. The population on my farm seems to come and go every couple of years. Looks like this is going to be an up year. They make great sausage and it’s nice to have something to hunt in the spring and summer when I go to the farm to mow grass and work my garden. It’s not uncommon to catch 10-12 in a corral trap in a single night. They are a lot of fun to hunt. A sniper hog light on an ar15 and 8-10 hogs at a corn pile is a lot of fun. They sure do run fast

User avatar
Don McCombs
Team Cub Mentor
Team Cub Mentor
Posts: 16373
Joined: Mon Feb 03, 2003 6:45 am
Zip Code: 21550
Tractors Owned: "1950 Something" Farmall Cub
1957 Farmall Cub w/FH
1977 International Cub w/FH
1978 International Cub
1948 Farmall Super A
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: MD, Deep Creek Lake

Re: Wild hogs

Postby Don McCombs » Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:46 am

This is how you need to handle them. :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89UliEiQQyU
Don McCombs
MD, Deep Creek Lake

Image
Proud Member of Maryland Chapter 39
Circle of Safety

Mht
Cub Star!!
Cub Star!!
Posts: 396
Joined: Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:02 pm
Zip Code: 27606
Tractors Owned: 1949 farmall cub(building from parts) 1950 farmall cub
1971 David Brown 880 selectamatic
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: Wild hogs

Postby Mht » Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:45 pm

I wish I had enough land and money to hunt em like that. That was an awesome video

CharlieK
10+ Years
10+ Years
Posts: 600
Joined: Sun Apr 10, 2005 9:25 pm
Zip Code: 40165
Location: bullitt county, kentucky

Re: Wild hogs

Postby CharlieK » Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:19 pm

thanks for that vid Don
get er done; life is good

User avatar
Don McCombs
Team Cub Mentor
Team Cub Mentor
Posts: 16373
Joined: Mon Feb 03, 2003 6:45 am
Zip Code: 21550
Tractors Owned: "1950 Something" Farmall Cub
1957 Farmall Cub w/FH
1977 International Cub w/FH
1978 International Cub
1948 Farmall Super A
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: MD, Deep Creek Lake

Re: Wild hogs

Postby Don McCombs » Thu Jan 13, 2022 3:21 pm

Killed about an 800 pound boar in Texas, while turkey hunting. I think about half that weight was ticks.
Don McCombs
MD, Deep Creek Lake

Image
Proud Member of Maryland Chapter 39
Circle of Safety

User avatar
Lt.Mike
10+ Years
10+ Years
Posts: 2438
Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2008 2:38 am
Zip Code: 07727
Tractors Owned: 1 -'58 International Cub Lo-Boy
2 - '46 International A's
2 - '52 Farmall Cubs
1 - '53 Farmall Super A
1 - ‘41 Ford 9N with a ‘49 8N Engine
1 - ‘48 (5641) Allis Chalmers G
Location: Farmingdale NJ

Re: Wild hogs

Postby Lt.Mike » Thu Jan 13, 2022 7:35 pm

I smell bacon ! :)
Quote by Gary Pickeral I like
"If it can cast a shadow, it can be restored"

ajhbike
5+ Years
5+ Years
Posts: 1373
Joined: Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:06 pm
Zip Code: 06405
Tractors Owned: 1957 Cub
1951 Super C
1966 IH 504 Hi-Clear
1968 JD 3020
1949 JD B
1949 Ford 8N
1955 Ferguson TO-35
Location: Branford, CT

Re: Wild hogs

Postby ajhbike » Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:28 am

It amazes me that a tick can drill through that hide. I shot a big boar in the California desert hills years ago. The guy I was with used 4 pit bulls to bring them to bay. Exciting and a real workout. The meat was horribly "boar-y"

Eugene
Team Cub Mentor
Team Cub Mentor
Posts: 19660
Joined: Fri Jul 02, 2004 9:52 pm
Zip Code: 65051
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: Mo. Linn

Re: Wild hogs

Postby Eugene » Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:41 am

The meat was horribly "boar-y"
Some folks trap wild hogs, then pen the smaller ones. Idea is to domesticate the hogs, clean then up and fatten them.
I have an excuse. CRS.

SamsFarm
501 Club
501 Club
Posts: 1436
Joined: Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:21 pm
Zip Code: 44410
Tractors Owned: 1968 Cub Fast Hitch
LF-1 Platform Carrier
144 Cultivators
L-F194 Plow(s)
F38 Disk
L-F3 Spring Tooth Harrow
Fast Hitch CS Bell 60 Grain Mill
Home Made Fast Hitch Potato Plow
54A Blade

Couple 1948 Cubs
172 Runner Planter
53 Fertilizer
Cub-3 Field Cultivator
Cub-189 Two Way Plow
Cub-22 Sickle Bar Mower
Mechanical Transplanter with side mount barrel (needs a fast hitch adapter) :)

Misc Belly Mowers

Wish List
International 100 Fast Hitch Blade
Mott Fast Hitch Flail Mower

Wish Wish Wish List
Fast Hitch Rotary Hoe
4E hammer mill
Location: Ne Ohio

Re: Wild hogs

Postby SamsFarm » Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:57 am

I can remember back in the days when I hunted just for something to do, and did not own one foot of land.

Back then i thought it would be cool if we had them around!

Now that I do not hunt much and have a handful of acres, I am glad they are few and far between around here!

They claim there is some in our county, but I never saw any signs or tracks

Mht
Cub Star!!
Cub Star!!
Posts: 396
Joined: Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:02 pm
Zip Code: 27606
Tractors Owned: 1949 farmall cub(building from parts) 1950 farmall cub
1971 David Brown 880 selectamatic
Circle of Safety: Y

Re: Wild hogs

Postby Mht » Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:35 pm

I don’t mind having them around. Their rooting around has spurred some small plants to grow in some of my mature timber areas and they have cleaned up some nasty thickets around field edges. They have not caused any damage to my garden plots that I have electric fence around. On the other hand they cause lots of problems for the farmers in the area. They will hit a field shortly after it’s planted and go right down the rows rooting out and eating the seeds. Several people have told me they will ruin the deer hunting but I haven’t seen that. They make great sausage, even the big boars. I hope we never get overrun with them like a lot of places have but as long as the population doesn’t explode I kinda like having them around. We spend a lot of weekends at our farm in the spring and summer and I enjoy hunting them at night when I’m done working for the day. If it works like before they will be on my farm for a year or two and then move on once they work the woods over feeding and rooting around. Then the browse will regrow nicely before they return. They are very smart creatures and not easy to hunt, kinda like turkeys. And they are tough as nails, I’ve seen a big boar take multiple hits with a 12 gauge slug and never slow down

User avatar
SONNY
10+ Years
10+ Years
Posts: 3899
Joined: Thu Nov 09, 2006 11:26 pm
Zip Code: 61722

Re: Wild hogs

Postby SONNY » Sat Jan 15, 2022 5:13 pm

Just keep keep them over there!!! LOL! got enough vermin around here without hogs!!!


  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Farm Life and Better Half Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests