Anybody hunt hogs?

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by Littlephil, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. Littlephil

    Littlephil Spike

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    I believe you about how destructive they are for sure. I've seen a few small farm hogs get loose for a few hours before and couldn't believe how much they tore up in a short amount of time. I've seen pictures of damage to fields and woods from hogs coming through farmers properties down south and it's crazy how much just one bunch can tear up.

    We supposedly have some in southern Ohio, but reports tend to be few and far between. I figure if can find some hogs somewhere and kill a few, that'll be a few less breeders to reproduce. Although from what I hear, they multiply like rabbits, or worse.

    Thanks for the info, I'll see if I can find some public ground in or near those counties that my buddy and I can hunt one of these days.
     
  2. Amanda

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    I've heard Daniel Boone is a good place to find them but I don't wanna make that kind of drive and come home empty handed. I'm planning on scouting out some spots to deer/turkey hunt at Peabody tomorrow, I'm thinking about bringing my bow just in case I come across any coyotes or pigs.
     
  3. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

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    Have probably saw 40-50 right off the road in Florida over the last couple weeks. Most were small, probably piglets, but they are definitely here!
     
  4. Littlephil

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    Let us know if you see anything @Amanda, I'd sure be interested to hear of anything.

    I'd really like to make it down to Florida to hunt some hogs @xbokilla, but it'll probably be quite a while before I can sneak off that far. :rolleyes:
     
  5. bowtechhunter

    bowtechhunter 6 pointer

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    I hope I never see any around here.
     
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  6. Thumper23

    Thumper23 Spike

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    This...I would rather hunt them somewhere else. Like capptrae said, they're good eatin, but that's about all they're good for.
     
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  7. MudSeason

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    I have been wanting to hog hunt myself. Would be a blast. And make some sausage. Lived in central KY my whole life. Never seen any hogs.
     
  8. Teach Deer

    Teach Deer 8 pointer

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    My father killed a big one several years ago in Greenup Co...big black boar with serious tusks which currently intimidates a wall in the master bedroom of my cabin in SE KY (D Mullins, on this forum was the taxidermist)...the property owner had out trail cameras and showed my brother (who worked with the owner's wife) and dad some pictures of the better bucks on the place and one boar...

    Dad killed the boar on the opening day of gun season and took a big 10 point the next weekend...

    To my knowledge, no other boar has been seen or photographed on that farm...
     
  9. ddwhitetails

    ddwhitetails 10 pointer

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    Where are the biggest populations in KY. What counties?? Are there any hogs near Crittenden County?
     
  10. ddwhitetails

    ddwhitetails 10 pointer

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    Where are the biggest populations in KY. What counties?? Are there any hogs near Crittenden County?
     
  11. Littlephil

    Littlephil Spike

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    I'm kinda surprised that just one boar hung around the property for that long @Teach Deer. From what I understand, feral hogs are pretty nomadic creatures, which is also why I'm surprised that they aren't more widespread. But regardless, it sounds like that was a good season for your dad!
     
  12. Teach Deer

    Teach Deer 8 pointer

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    He had a really impressive season that year...I went with him to that farm the third weekend (I had already killed my buck) and we both harvested does and helped the farm owner track and retrieve a big 20" spread 8 pt that he shot...
     
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  13. Littlephil

    Littlephil Spike

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    Wow, sounds awesome!
     
  14. KY Swamp Beagler

    KY Swamp Beagler 12 pointer

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    There are plenty of places in Texas to hunt hogs for a reasonable price.
     
  15. joint187

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    Seen a few near bowling green and simpson county but nothing in a huntable population.
     

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