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Fisheadgib wrote: »
I posted this picture not too long ago in another thread and it's me about 25 years ago on a cull hunt at a game ranch that used to be right outside of Wetherford Texas. If you look behind me you'll see a couple of feral hogs that have no fear of man and whenever they hear a gunshot, they consider it a dinner bell as they know they will have a gutpile to eat. They don't fear anyone because nobody wants to pay to shoot one. If you shot one on that ranch, you would have to write a check as the owner of the place thought they were hunting trophies. He didn't get too many takers and their population just grew and odds are he lost the place by now. Back then there were a lot of ranchers in Texas that thought that way and wanted money for anyone to shoot a pig on their property. Now it's the other way around and they're paying people to kill the pigs.
Fisheadgib wrote: »
Woodsrunner is absolutely right. We have a couple of guys that think it's cool to have so many hogs as they have that much more game to hunt but I spend quite a bit more time in the woods than most of the other members and I'm seeing about two thirds or so of the number of deer that I saw last year. On my cameras I'll see deer feeding alongside racoons, turkeys, possums, squirrels, rabbits, almost any other critter in the woods but not pigs. When the pigs show up, the deer leave. We have eight members and everyone has to keep two feeders out during the closed season and I personally buy 400lbs of feed every three weeks and I don't spend that money to feed pigs. As buffy said, they're just rats with hooves.
breamfisher wrote: »
knitepoet wrote: »
Not YET in Alabama :nono:
Edited to add:
I've had lengthy discussions with one of them, and we have the idea that they should change the laws so that from April 1 through Oct 1 (after our spring turkey and before bow season) they should make it a COMPLETELY open season, bait, NV the whole shebang. Since there's no deer season open, doing it for those 6 months eliminates "bubba" trying to get out of a charge for baiting deer by saying he was baiting for hogs. Our laws say any "bait" must be gone 10 days prior to hunting, and bow season normally opens around Oct 15, so ending the "hog season" 10/1 gets the legal hog bait removed before it becomes illegal deer bait
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