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Old 05-06-2008, 10:27 PM
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Hogs Take over Texas

A lot of long time Texas hunters have been Trying to get
everyones attention about the wild hog problem in texas
and in the nation.

Some ranches have even stocked them against the warnings
of large hunting clubs of what would happen.

Well at least someone is listening.

Today the Texas Department of Agriculture announced that it has
awarded the Texas AgriLife Extension Service $1 Million dollars to
work towards cutting down the number of hogs- estimated to be
about 2 million,(half of the total nationwide).

The hogs will be trapped,snared and hunted, agriculture department
spokesman Bryan Black said, Those trapped or snared will be
euthanized .

Hogs can balloon up to 400 pounds and can shred fields and pastures
and wreck ecosystems by wallowing in streambeds.They also kill and eat
any animals they can catch including deer,sheep,goats,cattle,turkeys,
quail and more.

The really big hogs can be a hazard to people when they loose there
fear of man.

As a hunter I hate to see the hogs wasted but they have to be controlled
and hogs have no natural predators except Man.

So everyone needs to hunt them with more dedication to management of the
resource.

I Just Wanted To Pass This Along
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Old 05-06-2008, 11:13 PM
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Good post JE.

I hope they don't go off half cocked and do some kind of mass sterilization project. I can just see that backfiring and sterilizing all of the other wildlife as well as domestic livestock that would be exposed.
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Old 05-07-2008, 11:16 PM
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Wish I could get down there and shoot a couple meself!
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Old 05-08-2008, 02:38 PM
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Good to see Texas taking some steps to help reduce the hog population. The hogs around here really don't fear man much. While I was out scouting today I ran up on these (this picture was taken at only about 20 yards):



These will be bacon soon
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Old 05-15-2008, 08:46 PM
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What, No shot Fired?
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Old 05-15-2008, 09:18 PM
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Is that a National Forest gate?

There is a hunting season for wild hogs in some of the National Forests in Texas ...
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Old 05-17-2008, 02:05 AM
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jwp475, sorry no shots fired. I was out doing some scouting and didn't have my rifle with me.

dwm it is a national forest gate. I was bumming around in Sam Houston, nearly the entire forest is WMA property thus it is open season on hog. I've been out a couple of times since and haven't been able to find them.
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