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I love killing hogs. I help with hog eradication on a few ranches. They cannot be eliminated but their numbers can be reduced in a given area. For at least a certain time, anyway. Hog are smart, once they learn death is in an area, they will not go there. No matter how tempting the food crop.

Some people go about eradication in the wrong order. Most hunt them first then trap. That method can be effective however, it is best to trap until they learn not to go in the trap. Then hunt them. The best time to hunt them is at night with some form of night vision or thermal. After that you must use dogs. Dogs are the only way to get the truly difficult, smart and stubborn hogs. Also, they help keep them run off the property. Most people don't realize, to keep hogs off a property, it takes a lot of hard work.
 

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Near as I've learned so far, the ONLY way to get rid of them is to do a drive from west coast to east coast, or vise versa, border to border! FOR TEN YEARS! Might as well throw in whatever border jumpers you find as well! YMMV
 

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That fat spotted hog would be to much temptation for me. I would have to go shoot it!


that one is a regular. There’s two more just as big. A red one and a black one I got them on camera too I’ll find em here in a little while I’m on the tractor at the moment
 

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How do they taste?
Like pork.😎

Smaller hogs are incredibly good eating. The first time you try it you will wonder why everyone isn't hunting them. The bigger hogs can be a little tough. If they don't die quick very tough. The biggest boars can be tough and gamy. They urinate all over themselves and it's easy to transfer that to the meet. Some people prefer the bigger boars, rhey make great sausage.
 

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Like pork.😎

Smaller hogs are incredibly good eating. The first time you try it you will wonder why everyone isn't hunting them. The bigger hogs can be a little tough. If they don't die quick very tough. The biggest boars can be tough and gamy. They urinate all over themselves and it's easy to transfer that to the meet. Some people prefer the bigger boars, rhey make great sausage.

excellent post and ill add when cleaning them, especially a boar, you need to be extra careful on a big one the bladder is huge and will burst easy. i like a boar for my homemade german sausage. I reccomend zip tying it until you get it removed.
 

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this is that red one and the black one i was talking about earlier. the last three pics is why they need to be gone.
Dang, are all three of them big hogs boars? With them running of game, it's time to make sausages. I know I wouldn't be able to help myself, I like killing them to much. How do you hunt them, with dogs or from a stand?

excellent post and ill add when cleaning them, especially a boar, you need to be extra careful on a big one the bladder is huge and will burst easy. i like a boar for my homemade german sausage. I reccomend zip tying it until you get it removed.
That is very true about pig bladders. I had the hardest time with them rupturing when I first started gutting them. Thier bladders seem more fragile than other game animals.
 

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Pig Ninja, what is your preferred method for hunting hogs?
 

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Dang, are all three of them big hogs boars? With them running of game, it's time to make sausages. I know I wouldn't be able to help myself, I like killing them to much. How do you hunt them, with dogs or from a stand?


That is very true about pig bladders. I had the hardest time with them rupturing when I first started gutting them. Thier bladders seem more fragile than other game animals.


yeah they're all boars. that spotted one is the biggest ive ever seen on this place. i need to hunt them but i still have a lot of work to do getting ready for deer season. I put up a hog fence around that one feeder so all the hogs went to the other feeder over there. I still have 15 or so acres to mow, one more stand to put up and another feeder to get going. then i need to put up a stand but this year its likely to be a pop up because were getting down to the wire. I also still have food plots to plant.
all that and i still havent loaded ammo for hunting. I loaded 20 rounds and fired 18 last year, most of it killing hogs. i did kill 4 deer though.
i hunt them from a stand. i dont have enough land to run dogs on.
 
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