Originally Posted by idaho elk hunter
If anyone thinks hogs are a problem ruining property, If any one thinks one should apologize for someone having fun on a hunt and being successful. If any one thinks hunting is a cruel sport. They should go join PETA.. I would trade all the hog problems that they complain about in other states for the WOLF problem Idaho has. At least hogs add to the game population giving sportsman better hunting opportunities. The wolves have taken over 70% of our hunting away!
Hogs are a problem as long as they are alive IMO wolves are worse and should be dealt with, with equal vigor.
No one seems to listen to the history of the re-introducing or introducing of game anymore. and
it just ends up a disaster as always and we start all over.
The alligator is a prime example. They were abundant but they were placed on the endangered
list anyway. After a few years they became a real problem and lost there fear of man then they started attacking
every thing and everyone. After many people and pets were lost the effected
states were forced to start controlled thinning. They are still abundant but in most cases afraid
of man again, and much less of a threat.
The wolf will end up the same way when enough people are attacked and there is no more game
for them to eat.
I have seen other species introduced with devastating results. so as long as hogs are not protected
by law, our rule is to shoot every hog we see no matter what shot is presented.
A good hunter knows a lot more about wild life conservation than most of these experts think
and fail to listen to us assuming that all we want to do is kill everything.
Sorry about the rant.
J E CUSTOM