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Oct 21, 2021 - 1:24:56 PM

Owen

Canada

9799 posts since 6/5/2011

I realize the topic has arisen before and they're problematic in other areas, but this made me sit up and take notice....... east central SK is just across the boundary from us here in beautiful west central MB.   https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/wild-pigs-overpopulation-saskatchewan-1.6209851?fbclid=IwAR3cSkLURslaZugKjXspGxuX99Bz1HYj7SEM2jrj_TvoI8yvcYbMf8S9NWc

When I was trying to farm, a neighbor whose main effort was bison had a few boar as a sideline (?). Naturally enough, I suppose, some made the get-away one fall.  They didn't do any significant damage to my crops.... in the spring they would made a very small, neat  furrow to eat volunteer barley that escaped my [almost antique?] combine.  I did hear a couple of reports that they'd gotten into gardens about 3 miles distant.  The owner got a family of ardent hunters to do their thing [everything "unofficial" as far as I know].... reports were that they had exceptional success.  

Oct 21, 2021 - 1:27:11 PM
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dat

USA

31556 posts since 7/26/2006

a local rancher said to me years back,

There are only two types of land, that which has hogs, and that which is gonna have hogs

 

they sure can do a lot of damage quick 

Edited by - dat on 10/21/2021 13:29:32

Oct 21, 2021 - 3:23:38 PM
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rinemb

USA

14108 posts since 5/24/2005

Highly problematic in South Central Kansas. They kill em with helicopters and shooters. But in the right hands and grills they taste great! I used to go to an annual wild hog feed down there after a mass hog hunt. Brad

Oct 21, 2021 - 3:45:49 PM

bubbalouie

Canada

15481 posts since 9/27/2007

I've heard they were getting bad in Canada too. Upstate U.S. ranchers were saying they were getting to be a problem.

I've read mixed reviews on wether they are good to eat. They could put a bounty on them. I've had long wearing pigskin gloves before.

You'd think they could have open season & the Boys would come out in droves!

Oct 21, 2021 - 4:11:34 PM
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They fare really well over here too. My in-laws lived in a large forest and they were amazingly destructive, even the grass verges by the sides of roads looked like they had been ploughed.

One problem specific to their area was that people would pay good money to land owners or sporting agents money to shoot them (we don’t have tags or bag limits on pigs) . This resulted in trophy/size hunting rather than problem management with the death of certain bigger animals causing herds to split and end up with more breeding sows. Whilst this was/is going on, the landowners are still complaining about the damage they do.

Oct 21, 2021 - 4:16:26 PM
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When I was in Germany many years ago I had some "Wildshweinebraten" (wild pig roast) in a local restaurant. It tasted qute good, better than the venison I had. It was pleasantly gamey.

Oct 21, 2021 - 6:23:55 PM

bubbalouie

Canada

15481 posts since 9/27/2007

Farmers have had bad crops all over the world lately. This all they need! 

What can you do about this many pigs? I remember seeing a video about trapping them. What can you do with that many?! I listened to a 1/2 hour program today about how we're going to have to start eating bugs to survive in the future. Surely they can be turned in to some kind of food product!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMsfUFAiOx4

Turn down the sound for this link!

Oct 21, 2021 - 7:10:58 PM
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Bill Rogers (Moderator)

USA

25392 posts since 6/25/2005

Oct 21, 2021 - 8:37:10 PM
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Owen

Canada

9799 posts since 6/5/2011

Apparently wild pigs weren't a problem on our farm .... summer of '54 if I can put 2 and 2 together.


 

Oct 22, 2021 - 1:54:43 AM
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Bill Rogers (Moderator)

USA

25392 posts since 6/25/2005

quote:
Originally posted by bubbalouie

Farmers have had bad crops all over the world lately. This all they need! 

What can you do about this many pigs? I remember seeing a video about trapping them. What can you do with that many?! I listened to a 1/2 hour program today about how we're going to have to start eating bugs to survive in the future. Surely they can be turned in to some kind of food product!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMsfUFAiOx4

Turn down the sound for this link!


There would be major food-safety issues, it would seem. 
 

https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/wildlifedamage/operational-activities/feral-swine/feral-swine-damage/feral-swine-risks-pets-people

Oct 22, 2021 - 3:07:54 AM
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phb

Germany

3044 posts since 11/8/2010

Wild pigs are everywhere in Germany. They have even invaded major cities. Once when I was running in the park next to my house one afternoon, I met a neighbour who was also running. He warned me to run around some bushes at the end of the park because he had almost fallen over a wild board that had peaked out of the bushes to check whether it was already supper time. All parks and even the grass strips in the middle of roads are regularly plowed by wild pigs.

Once I ran in the woods on the small bike path along a road. I ran right through a pack of wild pigs (I only noticed them when it was too late to stop) with young piglets that were ploughing through the grass between the road and the bike path on one side of the bike path and the woods on the other. I passed them at less than one metre distance. They didn't even move.

Oct 22, 2021 - 3:57:59 AM
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RonR

USA

1879 posts since 11/29/2012

My friend shot one in the head with a bow and it chased him up a tree. He keeps the head on the wall with his other hunting trophies(dust collectors).

Oct 22, 2021 - 4:05:22 AM
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quote:
Originally posted by Bill Rogers
quote:
Originally posted by bubbalouie

Farmers have had bad crops all over the world lately. This all they need! 

What can you do about this many pigs? I remember seeing a video about trapping them. What can you do with that many?! I listened to a 1/2 hour program today about how we're going to have to start eating bugs to survive in the future. Surely they can be turned in to some kind of food product!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMsfUFAiOx4

Turn down the sound for this link!


There would be major food-safety issues, it would seem. 
 

https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/wildlifedamage/operational-activities/feral-swine/feral-swine-damage/feral-swine-risks-pets-people


In the UK, our governmental department for the environment provide free test kits and testing for trichinosis (sp?) for wild boar - if the test comes back clear, you can put it into the food chain.

Oct 22, 2021 - 5:02:45 AM
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DC5

USA

21177 posts since 6/30/2015

quote:
Originally posted by Bill Rogers
quote:
Originally posted by bubbalouie

Farmers have had bad crops all over the world lately. This all they need! 

What can you do about this many pigs? I remember seeing a video about trapping them. What can you do with that many?! I listened to a 1/2 hour program today about how we're going to have to start eating bugs to survive in the future. Surely they can be turned in to some kind of food product!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMsfUFAiOx4

Turn down the sound for this link!


There would be major food-safety issues, it would seem. 
 

https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/wildlifedamage/operational-activities/feral-swine/feral-swine-damage/feral-swine-risks-pets-people


There is sound reason that many religions forbid the eating of swine.  These are not modern issues.  Imagine the risk 4,000 years ago when little was known about food safety and correct cooking temperatures. 

Oct 22, 2021 - 5:05:15 AM
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DC5

USA

21177 posts since 6/30/2015

I wonder if wild pigs are like coyotes. Shooting coyotes triggers them to mate more and open hunting can actually create an increase in population.

Oct 22, 2021 - 6:05:19 AM

dat

USA

31556 posts since 7/26/2006

They have gotten bad enough in texas that you can hunt and shoot them without a hunting license, usually the state wants money for anything you hunt, you have to have a hunting license to catch a bullfrog

Oct 22, 2021 - 6:08:04 AM

dat

USA

31556 posts since 7/26/2006

quote:
Originally posted by DC5

I wonder if wild pigs are like coyotes. Shooting coyotes triggers them to mate more and open hunting can actually create an increase in population.


Not sure, could be, i think they can have three litters a year, and by the time the third is there, the first set is having little ones.

 

we trapped some on our deer lease, caught 235 one year, the next year they were hard to find, the year after that, we were covered ip again

Oct 22, 2021 - 11:29:46 AM

dat

USA

31556 posts since 7/26/2006

I was wrong, it can have two a year, please pardon my screw up

Oct 23, 2021 - 2:49:36 AM

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quote:
Originally posted by DC5

I wonder if wild pigs are like coyotes. Shooting coyotes triggers them to mate more and open hunting can actually create an increase in population.


It can in certain circumstances Dave.  I assume pigs act like pigs across the globe but I can only talk based on the boar here, in the U.K. There tends to be a matriarchal sow in each herd and it's her that keeps the herd together and maintains the herd hierarchy.  If she's culled, the herd will often split into two or more which results in more sows breeding, hence the numbers increasing.

the problem here is that the boar are mostly in dense woodland so there's no Texas style mass culling, it's mostly done from tree stands. often by people who have paid an outfitter.  If you've paid a fee, when a herd comes by, by nature most people will go for a big/biggest boar rather than a good cull pig/piglet which then exacerbates the problem.  

Oct 23, 2021 - 2:51:44 AM

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quote:
Originally posted by dat
quote:
Originally posted by DC5

I wonder if wild pigs are like coyotes. Shooting coyotes triggers them to mate more and open hunting can actually create an increase in population.


Not sure, could be, i think they can have three litters a year, and by the time the third is there, the first set is having little ones.

 

we trapped some on our deer lease, caught 235 one year, the next year they were hard to find, the year after that, we were covered ip again


235!! Wow, that's an amazing number Daniel. I've seen some footage of the hogs in Texas- they do seem to be doing very well over there.

Nov 23, 2021 - 8:46:11 AM

7022 posts since 9/5/2006

haven't seen many sign of hogs but plenty of coyotes,,20 years ago there were none around here.... 50 years ago deer were rare here until they built a 3900 acre lake for duke power (now duke energy)

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