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MurDoc04MurDoc04 MemberPosts: 132 Member
I live in southeast Tx, and I was wondering if the hog problem is as bad as it is in the rest of the state? I'm originally from central tx, around Bryan college station and the hogs around there are horrible. The old farmers use to call me to come out and do a little extermination, which work for awhile until the hogs got hungry then they would come back.

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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 26,018 Senior Member
    Love hunting hogs.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • woodsrunnerwoodsrunner Senior Member Posts: 2,725 Senior Member
    We drive down to the Lower Rio Grande Valley about twice a year, and I see hogs every time on the King Ranch from about Raymondsville to Sarito. Sometimes more than others, but about every time.
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 11,682 Senior Member
    Bryan is central?:uhm:

    They are starting to do some damage in the Hill Country(F'burg, Kerrville, Bandera, Etc...) but the preponderance of guns, Traps, and people who hate hogs and love pork are keeping them in check... so far. Our lease got hit pretty hard last year with them, but there is no sign now of them there at all.

    I love hunting hogs, but hate being awake when they move. 2:AM is just not a fun time for me anymore.
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • MurDoc04MurDoc04 Member Posts: 132 Member
    Actually I'm from a small town 52 miles west of Bryan. On average every hunt I kill at least 10, weight range from 100 to 200 Lbs.
  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    I would say it's as good as they say it is bad! At least for us pig hunters that is. I never get bored at the deer lease because there are always targets of opportunity out there, espevially early in the season. Truth be told I like pig hunting better than deer hunting.
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  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    MurDoc04 wrote: »
    Actually I'm from a small town 52 miles west of Bryan. On average every hunt I kill at least 10, weight range from 100 to 200 Lbs.

    Something like this? :guns:
    BeowulfpigsNov22008.jpg?t=1271603765
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  • beartrackerbeartracker Senior Member Posts: 3,116 Senior Member
    timc, great picture, inspiring man, and like Zee said, I love hunting hogs.
  • MurDoc04MurDoc04 Member Posts: 132 Member
    Awesome pics! I'm looking for places to go hog hunting, I use to a 8mm Mauser!
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 11,682 Senior Member
    MurDoc04 wrote: »
    Actually I'm from a small town 52 miles west of Bryan. On average every hunt I kill at least 10, weight range from 100 to 200 Lbs.

    Just messing with you, since Austin seems to have this Superiority complex over the Bryan/ College Station area ;)

    Most I have seen killed at one time on our lease was 3.
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    MurDoc04 wrote: »
    Awesome pics! I'm looking for places to go hog hunting, I use to a 8mm Mauser!

    It will do the job!
    My K98 sniper with a couple of Javalinas...
    K98Javalinas.jpg
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    AKA: Former Founding Member
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    timc wrote: »
    Something like this? :guns:
    BeowulfpigsNov22008.jpg?t=1271603765

    Freakin' awesome, timc!
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member Posts: 5,797 Senior Member
    I knew that I had this picture somewhere and it took me a little while to find it and scan it in.
    This was me in the late 80's at a game ranch near Weatherford Texas. The owner didn't know much about proper nutrition and fed everything corn and consequently didn't get very good antler and horn growth on his animals. He used to offer cull hunts pretty cheaply and I wanted a few mounts that were different from the white tail and bird mounts that I had. If you look closely in the pic, you'll see a couple of hogs behind me as they're waiting for me to field dress the animal so that they can eat the entrails. Even back in the 80's, if you shot a hog on someones property, they wanted money for it and since nobody valued the hogs as food or trophys even back then, they weren't about to pay money to shoot one and the hogs just kept breeding. Since nobody hunted them, they didn't fear man or any activity and just kept moving closer to Fort Worth and more food sources. If you hunted around Weatherford or Mineral Wells, the sound of a gunshot was like a dinner bell to the hogs as they knew that there would be a gut pile to eat.


    Ramwithhogs.jpg
    snake284 wrote: »
    For my point of view, cpj is a lot like me
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  • Vic's ViewpointVic's Viewpoint Senior Member Posts: 1,215 Senior Member
    MurDoc04 wrote: »
    I recently sold my 8mm and bought a Ar-15 Rock River Arms ATH "Advanced Tactical Hunter" ImageUploadedByTapatalk1348705151.568232.jpgImageUploadedByTapatalk1348705160.167431.jpg

    What caliber?
    Member formerly known as "vlafrank."
  • MurDoc04MurDoc04 Member Posts: 132 Member
    .223/5.56 does the job,
  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    MurDoc04 wrote: »
    .223/5.56 does the job,

    I'm just not into .223 for hunting especially on pigs, I prefer my AR's in .308 for my pig popping, but hey if it works for you.
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