Texas Gardening forum: Texas Declares War on Hogs

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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Oct 6, 2010 8:19 PM CST
Well, it's okay with me...I've been wanting someone to get rid of the local population that roam down the dry creekbed.
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=11814007
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
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BettyDee
Oct 6, 2010 9:28 PM CST
We haven't seen many of them since the 2008 - 2009 drought started. Every 5 years or so, a neighbor organizes a hog hunt and get permission to sweep through the area. A date is set and the hunt is on. Hunters on muleback accompanied with packs of hunting dogs come from as far as Colorado. They usually bag several dozen hogs. That stops the damage for a few years.
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Oct 7, 2010 8:13 AM CST

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We had one in the greenbelt a few yrs ago. the Ext. Ofc. sent out a cage trap. It was nearly as large as a dumpster. As far as I know, they never caught it...and took the trap away. They do a lot of damage to landscaping...overnight.
Name: Patricia
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patrob
Oct 18, 2010 1:39 PM CST
Feral hogs also cause accidents since they move fast and will run onto the highway at night. Two years ago my son hit one estimated to weigh 400 lbs. and did in the rental car he was driving. My DDIL was documenting with photos, so the small town police chief handed him a rifle and said "Make it look like you did something!" Thank goodness no one was hurt. When we got to where they were stranded two hours later, the hog was gone. The volunteer firemen who came to the scene of the accident may have had a barbecue!

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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Dec 3, 2010 11:39 PM CST
Those dadgum hogs hit my place last night and didn't stop with the one place that they've been hitting before. Nothing was left there anyway. But they found the area to the back and up the slope next to the shed! Yep, the area I've got some newer plants...not protected by a fence. I replanted what I could of what they uprooted and watered the plants in...we'll see. I'm so tired...really, really didn't need this! My fear is that usually once they hit an area, they tend to go back again and again. At least the Texas Mulberry is well-caged and they can't mess with it!
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad

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