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Old 09-09-2013, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Forney Texas
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you can hunt pigs without guns. When I lived in Florida one of my friends was really into pig hunting. He had a hound dog and the dog would track the pigs. Once it got on some it would howl. Then you release the dogs that attack it. Once the dogs get it bayed up you grab the rear legs of the pig and someone stabs it in the heart. Its a pretty challenging way to hunt them. Ive doen it before and it was lots of fun. Especially while drinking lots of beer.
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Its strange to me the people are paying to hunt these things? Back in college we had land owners paying us to go take care of them....
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Its strange to me the people are paying to hunt these things? Back in college we had land owners paying us to go take care of them....
Well, that would be the logical thing for a landowner to do, but ...

I know of one guy who has some scrubland out in east Texas. After about the 10th time of "hunters" leaving carcasses, whiskey bottles, and burned-out patches on his property, he now requires a $5K "deposit" to hunt on his land. I don't think he's had any takers on that. Might be spiteful and short-sighted on his part, but it's his land to do with as he sees fit, and I can see his side of things.
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Old 09-09-2013, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Forney Texas
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The state of Texas sold way too much of its land. There is hardly any public land in this state. Its sucks for people who like to do outdoors types of things. I used to have an ATV and you have to pay to go ride on peoples "ATV parks". Lots of other states you just go out to the public land and have at it for free.
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Old 09-09-2013, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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OK, now for the (not so?) obvious question.... WHY are there so many loose pigs around Dallas??
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Old 09-09-2013, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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OK, now for the (not so?) obvious question.... WHY are there so many loose pigs around Dallas??
Not so much in Dallas as in more rural parts of the state. There are some in Dallas, but you will find larger populations in rural parts of East, West and Central with a heavy population in South Texas. This map is a bit old, but helps show the concentrations.

http://agrilifecdn3.tamu.edu/wp-cont...nty-map-HR.jpg
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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I don't eat pork and I'm not a fan of hunting but if I had feral hogs on my property, I'd allow anyone to go shoot them. They can be aggressive, dangerous nuisances.
I eat enough bacon for both of us, don't hunt, and I agree.
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Not so much in Dallas as in more rural parts of the state. There are some in Dallas, but you will find larger populations in rural parts of East, West and Central with a heavy population in South Texas. This map is a bit old, but helps show the concentrations.

http://agrilifecdn3.tamu.edu/wp-cont...nty-map-HR.jpg
That's a bit reassuring... but then why does the source that the OP quotes say, "In Dallas, they are bathing in rivers, spreading diseases, ruining the parks - basically, turning the city into a pig sty."

Not that I've EVER noticed such things.
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:30 PM
 
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Typical media slop (pun intended).
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