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Old 09-08-2013, 05:43 PM
 
Location: High Cotton
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Dallas is a pig sty!

Hired Hog Trapper Has Three Years To Clean Out Dallas

"The feral pig population in Texas has grown to nearly 3 million, roughly half of all the feral hogs in the country. In Dallas, they are bathing in rivers, spreading diseases, ruining the parks - basically, turning the city into a pig sty."
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Old 09-08-2013, 06:33 PM
 
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Soon we will have no choice but to allow some sort of urban hunting or we are going to be in trouble.
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Old 09-08-2013, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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If hunters were allowe to shoot hogs with impunity, we could eradicate them. The problem is that many landowners want hunters to PAY for the "privilege" of hunting the hogs. As long as this stays the practice, we will not be able to control the feral hog population.
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Southlake. Don't judge me.
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mmmmm....free range BACON!!!
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Old 09-08-2013, 08:29 PM
 
Location: North 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.
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Old 09-08-2013, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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They need to let hunters kill these hogs before they spread even more. I don't want to see any hogs in my neighborhood.
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Old 09-08-2013, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Blah
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They need to let hunters kill these hogs before they spread even more. I don't want to see any hogs in my neighborhood.
90% of all land in Texas is privately owned and Ranchers want big bucks for hunting hogs on their land. Hunters them selves has actually deliberately helped increase hog populations for hunting reasons. That article is partially right, a Sow can have up to 10-12 piglets...twice a year. It was only 5 years ago that the total estimate nation wide for feral hogs at 3 million. Now is estimated to be 3 million in Texas alone. Feral hogs do a lot more damage than just root pastures, they will attack and eat other wildlife such as deer. Its a huge problem that is going to get worse if things don't change. Heck, think of it as eliminating hunger in the state, I mean a once a year free hog hunt could put a lot of food on the table for less fortunate folks.
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Old 09-08-2013, 09:25 PM
 
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They're no good for nothing and yes, on top of being destructive as all get out, they can be dangerous.

I've seen some of these little rinky dink cars some people drive around, so I maybe after a number of people get killed in them after hitting one of these old sows or big boars, there will be enough outcry from the public to get something done.

And I'm not kidding about being in one of those deathtrap dinky cars and getting killed running into one of these critters. Heck, I saw one of those little, bitty cars with the entire front end crumpled up like day old newspaper from hitting a lab dog, so just picture one of them after hitting a huge old sow or boar.
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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If hunters were allowe to shoot hogs with impunity, we could eradicate them. The problem is that many landowners want hunters to PAY for the "privilege" of hunting the hogs. As long as this stays the practice, we will not be able to control the feral hog population.
Not sure what the alternative is - are you suggesting we allow hunters to go on private lands without permission, as long as they are only hunting feral pigs? That's a slippery slope.

Same thing with a free-for-all urban hunt. Sounds like fun, but there are reasons discharging a firearm in heavily-populated areas is frowned upon.
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:25 AM
 
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Not sure what the alternative is - are you suggesting we allow hunters to go on private lands without permission, as long as they are only hunting feral pigs? That's a slippery slope.

Same thing with a free-for-all urban hunt. Sounds like fun, but there are reasons discharging a firearm in heavily-populated areas is frowned upon.
BINGO. Property rights still mean something in Texas.
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