Originally Posted by kc
If the State DNR wants to reduce the Hog problem it can be done, but there are to many farmers who bitch about the Hogs, but oh no we cant let you hunt on our farms. Just make a big drive to roust them from hiding and run them into a pen and kill every one. If they were to set up a trap that is 300ft square with doors for them to enter but they cant escape this would help a lot.
But you need the cooperation from many farmers. There are to many farmers who bring this problen on them selves.
I really don't want to get in to a pissing match here but Texas spends hundreds of thousands of dollars a year to kill hogs with aircraft and people. This is not counting what public hunters and trappers kill and I promise you it is a SMALL amount compared to what is killed with aircraft both State and private.
KC, I don't mean to offend you but you know very little about feral hogs and the hunting/trapping of them. They don't herd like sheep! They are smarter than other animals in that they learn from the mistakes of others. I've only got 35 years experience dealing with them.
In this area we have ranches like the 6666, the Pitch Fork, the Matador Ranch as well as the Tongue River ranch that have hundreds of thousands of acres of land and if they begged every "hog hunter" to help them out it would not make a dent in the current population. This doesn't include the "little" ranches of 20,000 acres or less.
I really can't blame other farmers and ranchers for not wanting unknown hunters on their places because I myself have lost livestock to hunters. The person that shot my calf worked for the DEA and you would think someone with that kind of experience would know what they were doing. To put the shoe in the other foot how many people that live in town would let you a complete stranger swim in their pool if you knocked on their door and asked them? I'd bet none would take you up on it. Same difference!!!