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Old 08-23-2012, 12:17 PM   #1
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American Hoggers on A&E

Have any of you folks watched this program yet ??? They have an old Jeep thats pretty trashed and they are hunting Feral Hogs on a 40K acre Texas Cattle Ranch...
Check out the tires on the Jeep (The girls too !! ) The tires look like re caps but the tread is a directional chevron lug....
I haven't had a chance to watch very much of it, but I plan to later....

American Hoggers - Episodes, Video & Schedule - aetv.com

Huntin these hogs is something I have wanted to do for several years, but Texas is a long ways away and what these poor ranchers are changing to kill the hogs that are causing them sooooooo much grief is to me outrageous !

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Old 08-23-2012, 06:29 PM   #2
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I didn't watch any of the vids, but probably will later.

However, do let me tell you the hogs are a major problem for agriculture here in Texas. I'm not sure if you were being sarcastic or not in your last paragraph. They tear up in the neighborhood of $400 million-$1billion a year worth of crops and property. Plus, cattle and other wildlife have to compete with the hogs for natural resources.

Read through the link below for some good info from the state of Texas on feral hogs.

Come on down and have a blast. The hunting is good and meat is tasty!!

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i am born and raised in texas.i have been hunting wild hogs for over 40 years.it is not a sport for the light hearted.it is one thing to hunt them with a gun or bow.hunting them with a knife is the game.you have a dog chase them down and bay them in some area.then someone runs up behind them and grabs their back legs.for some reason this pisses off the hogs.then a person runs up to the hog and stabs them.do not think it is over then because the hogs will still be fighting to get away.they have to be stabbed many times.if brave you can hunt them with spears.i hunt them with a 7mag and a crossbow dues to me having a serious back injury.if no hogs are in your area then just be patient.they can have up to 3 litters a year.i have had my calf ripped open by a hog with tusks that only weighed about 75 pounds.they will cut the balls off a young hog and release them.they say it makes their tusks grow and they gey mean.if someone did this to me i would get mean also.
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Screw getting up close and personal. I've got a cousin who hunts like that. I've always told him, you go ahead and get close, I'm going to stand back and engage at distance.
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That show is like a train wreck. You don't want to see it, but keep watching anyway. The first season they would only show glimpses of the Jeep and it was tough to figure out that it was an old YJ, especially with all the crap he has on it. This year they are showing the Jeep a lot more. I can actually understand a couple of words the old man says now, but they still sub title most of what he says. Chrystal and Lea are definitely easy on the eyes, especially with guns on their hips!
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I'm catching up now, I think it's a cool show. Feral hogs are found & are a problem in almost every state including Hawaii, and they are destructive. I think Texas has it the worst!

Another program along the same bent was "Hogs Gone Wild" (I think that was the name). The Hawaii segment was interesting! They donate the hogs to locals for their meat. Some of them use crossbows if I remember right, in order to take down more than one without scaring off the others in the group. If you're patient & a good shot, that would be an interesting challenge!

I love the idea of doing it on horseback! Guns on the hip, sittin' atop a good horse and havin' a good dog at your side. I do think that the kids need to work on working more together, and not antagonize each other - but then...this is TV...if they didn't fight, it probably wouldn't be as interesting!

Why cut off the balls and then release them? I know it would limit the population, but they would still be destructive. And if their cutters still grow, what's the point?

Yah, that is some Jeep! With a push button ignition even!
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:56 AM   #7
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Chris I understand the problem with the HOGS....I was raised a farm boy. But It just pisses me off when I read all kinds of stories in gun mags and see the destruction on TV shows...Then when ya want to go shoot hogs the Ranches are locked up, and you can't get access unless you want to pay $1000.00 or more for hunts....Thats what I was referring to.
If there is THIS MUCH damage there should be NO season, No TAGS,Just shoot em on site. I can't see the need for SEASONS and Charging big bucks to hunt yer property.
These guys that want to charge the big bucks for access to hunt their ranches can in my opinion keep the hogs and the damage...
Hogs are spreading like wild fire across our nation, I understand we even have some coming across our southern border in Oregon...
The hog problem is getting out of control in this country and it seems every time you want to hunt em you run into a road block of some kind. Either some fat dude with his hand out or the State wanting a piece of the pie$$$$$$.... " hey, we can make big money here !"
I'll visit the great state of Texas in two years, I have a Viet Nam unit reunion planned in Amarillo and I'd like to bring along a rifle and try to find a hog....I realize I will need a out of state license, hopefully I won;t have to pay a $1000.00 to open a gate....
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look up some videos on youtube about guys in helicopters going after hogs. there is some amazing shooting in the videos especially if you find one with a guy using a benelli 12gauge. and the guy was actually getting paid to do it too... i think i found my dream job
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try this one i cant find the guy with the benelli
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If I remember correctly, you do not need a permit to hunt hogs in Texas. It has been a few years since I have hunted but that is what I remember.
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That's what I thought you were getting at. Here in Texas, there is fortunately no season, it's always hog season. I've been fortunate in that I've never had to pay to hunt. With my dad having been in the oil business, he usually strikes a deal with whoever owns the land and growing up we always got to hunt the land.

Where I hunt now is one of my best friends land, so needless to say I don't have to pay to shoot. All I have to do is pay for the gas for me and my buddy to drive out (and use four wheelers if we decide to) and he pays for ammo. Win-win for both of us.

Agreed on people keeping their hand out for an easy dollar. Everybody wants to make money any way they can. I can't say I blame ranchers for charging money though. It's simply a way they can recover the costs associated with land ownership. Here in Texas, property taxes are pretty high simply because we don't have a state income tax.

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If I remember correctly, you do not need a permit to hunt hogs in Texas. It has been a few years since I have hunted but that is what I remember.
No permit is needed.
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look up some videos on youtube about guys in helicopters going after hogs. there is some amazing shooting in the videos especially if you find one with a guy using a benelli 12gauge. and the guy was actually getting paid to do it too... i think i found my dream job
I have watched a couple of those Helicopter hunts, looks like hoot, I could go for that as I am fully" qualified".... "BH"
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That's what I thought you were getting at. Here in Texas, there is fortunately no season, it's always hog season. I've been fortunate in that I've never had to pay to hunt. With my dad having been in the oil business, he usually strikes a deal with whoever owns the land and growing up we always got to hunt the land.

Where I hunt now is one of my best friends land, so needless to say I don't have to pay to shoot. All I have to do is pay for the gas for me and my buddy to drive out (and use four wheelers if we decide to) and he pays for ammo. Win-win for both of us.

Agreed on people keeping their hand out for an easy dollar. Everybody wants to make money any way they can. I can't say I blame ranchers for charging money though. It's simply a way they can recover the costs associated with land ownership. Here in Texas, property taxes are pretty high simply because we don't have a state income tax.



No permit is needed.
You guys in the State that have land or know of folks who have land , got the advantage, and you SHOULD have !
I have a pilot friend from Nam who has a 10,000 acre cattle ranch in lower New Mexico.... I asked him about the Hog problem, he says they don't have any so far.... I wanted to go there and take in a little Coyote huntin, he wasn't to warm to that because he leases out most of his lant to outfitters and guides for Deer and Elk hunts...The guids get PO when they have yote hunters around stirring up the elk.....I don't blame em, been there too around here....
You guys take care and good luck huntin the hogs !
Hey, what do ya do with them hogs? Do they taste a lot different from Farm Hogs ? I see em putting em in the ground and cookin em, dam that looks good, I could go for a nice big hog sammich right now !....
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chris is correct about no permit or license needed to hunt hogs.there is a law tha requires to to have a license when you are hunting anything.it is just not a license specific to hogs.the reason the cut the nuts off of very young hogs is to make their tusks grow.this is in case someome is hunting and looking for a boar with large tusks.did anyone know that the tusks are hollow and come aoart in two pieces.

I GOT MY WANGLER TODAY.YEE HAW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!my wife is pissed.too bad cause i got it now.it is a 2oo8 wrangler x.it only has 21,104 miles.it is clean and looks like a new one.i aqm already shooping thru the jeep catalogs.did anyone go look on the web site where it was listed?
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chris is correct about no permit or license needed to hunt hogs.there is a law tha requires to to have a license when you are hunting anything.it is just not a license specific to hogs.the reason the cut the nuts off of very young hogs is to make their tusks grow.this is in case someome is hunting and looking for a boar with large tusks.did anyone know that the tusks are hollow and come aoart in two pieces.

I GOT MY WANGLER TODAY.YEE HAW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!my wife is pissed.too bad cause i got it now.it is a 2oo8 wrangler x.it only has 21,104 miles.it is clean and looks like a new one.i aqm already shooping thru the jeep catalogs.did anyone go look on the web site where it was listed?
Hey on yer 08 Wrangler......I don't mean to burst yer happy bubble, but dooo pull the dip stick EVERY WEEK !!! for the next thousand miles, some of those Engines (3.8L) use OIL big time !!!
Just a heads up Pal, I don't want ya to spin the bearings out of it !!
Lots of threads and posts on the "JK" forum.... I know, I got one too !! "BH"
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no need to pull the dip stick every week. it does not leak or use oil.it is like a new jeep but it is a 08.the tires are 245/70r16 goodyear wrangler.the tires including the spare look like new.it has ultr sports wheels.all the tires on the ground and the spare have locking lugs.i paid 19,400.i do have one problem i have never had with other jeeps.i just flat can not see the morror on the passenger.you can not adjust it so it can be seen.i keep thinking i am doing something wrongif you parked this jeep on the showroom floor almost all would think it was a 2012.it is a 2008 jeep wrangle x and a gem.if you take care of your ride it will take care of you.
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farmers that have a huge hog problem started selling hunts to recoup their money.the hogs destroy everything.there are many farmers thru out texas that will let you hunt the hogs for ree just to get rid of them.they are getting really big and mean.the wildlife people here thing we have a strain of the large russian hogs.my biggest to date is just a little over 500 lbs.the largest i have personally seen was almost 800 lbs.the last few years texas has had hogs killed weighing 1000 to almost 1400lbs.the hogzilla waas a picture taken to make the hog look big.there are a few strictly hog ranches.one is boar creek ranch and i can not remember the other.the big prob now is the hogs attacking other animals and peoplethey eat other hogs as well as deer.
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i use amsoil 0w-30 oil in my jeep and 2011 impala...expensive oil but work great amd really keeps the temp down on the motor.i use it on my 4-wheeler also.
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Did anyone see the recent episode in which they went to Louisiana to hunt hogs? They had more than their fair share of problems, until the girls got "Biggin'".

Hogs are really smart, if I remember right. My Mom would say of her steers that you could point the rifle at them and they'd never know what hit them, but point at a pig and they would run all over the place. My brother had a hard time getting the pigs down, the cows, no problems.

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