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Old 02-28-2011, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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So what do you do after you have confirmed their presence? Do they become a form of game animal of just another pest? Do you just hunt them like oversize rats (I hunted rats at a dump as a kid and I killed hundreds but never ran out of rats) or do a full scale pest control campaign with traps and poison?

A boar can get pretty big so I suggest a 30 cal rifle or bigger.
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Old 02-28-2011, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Sacramento Mtns of NM
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A boar can get pretty big so I suggest a 30 cal rifle or bigger.
This is only possible if you live where firing a gun is legal. Even in rural areas there are often restrictions on discharging firearms. Homeowners in subdivisions are NOT immune from these wild hog attacks.

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Old 02-28-2011, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Bel Aire, KS
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Poison is generally illegal due to the fact that other wildlife will eat it and die. With that being said, there IS a poison that is being made and when they finish all the testing, it will be for hogs only and other animals can apparently eat it to no effect.

I hunt them with dogs. They are more of a giant pest than anything else.
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:42 AM
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Location: On the Border
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I've seen them in Karr Canyon so High Rolls has them. They root around in the creek running through private land about a mile up the road from the main highway.
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:51 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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The best thing you can do is to kill them as soon as you see them. Trapping them is a great alternative but not always avaliable and can be expensive to do.
The poison mentioned is still a long way from being perfected and would probably only be allowed by the USDA. There is a legal point to that that is apparently being over looked in NM anyway though. That being they are required to follow all local and state laws, in NM it is not legal to use poison on animals but USDA has poison spread all of the county for coyotes!

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Old 02-28-2011, 04:52 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Hmmmm, I live in Karr Canyon and have never seen them. There are some folks in the canyon that have domestic hogs though


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I've seen them in Karr Canyon so High Rolls has them. They root around in the creek running through private land about a mile up the road from the main highway.
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Old 02-28-2011, 05:12 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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One of the other big things with the feral hogs is the diseases that they carry and pass on to domestic animals as well as to humans.
While some folks will hunt them for their meat I would have to be pretty dang hungry to eat one.
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Old 03-01-2011, 05:08 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Actually wild boar tastes really, really good. Just cook it as you would any other pork.
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:52 PM
 
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Thanks for the heads-up mtncat. How are they causing problems? What should we be looking for?
If you've got a population of feral hogs, you'll know it. They're not like javelinas who tread fairly lightly on the environment. They're a plague, a destructive and dangerous one.
Happy hunting!
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:55 PM
 
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Poison is a very bad choice, as you can't control who or what gets ahold of it. It's often illegal to poison animals.
Hunting, on the other hand, is quick and effective. And tasty if prepared correctly.
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