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Old 06-01-2011, 08:17 PM
 
Location: san antonio/potranco area
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How do I keep the javalina's out of my yard? We live in a well populated subdivision and have for 3 years, the only thing we have done different is plant different flowers. But the javalinas have attacked the garden now...what can we do?
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Old 06-01-2011, 08:27 PM
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Location: Ohio
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A fence is the only way AFAIK.

I was talking with someone last week who owns acreage out in the country, south of the city. Their solution was to hunt the wild hogs until all of them were gone. This person said that it may or may not have been hunting season at the time. Alas, probably not a workable solution in your "well populated subdivision."
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Old 06-01-2011, 08:49 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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You're going to have to trap 'em. Contact Texas Parks and Wildlife - they can give you info on folks that can do it, or guidance if you want to try to do it yourself. You need to be aware, however, that javelina's can be quite dangerous if cornered or provoked.
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:00 PM
 
Location: san antonio/potranco area
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is it legal for us to shoot them?
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:10 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Discharging a weapon in city limits it probably not going to work. Trapping is probably the best way to go. They're looking for grubs. During the droughts, they'll come into populated areas because folks water their lawns and it's easier to dig them up. Call 311 and see if they can give you guidance on whom to speak to.
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:21 PM
 
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As a general rule Javelina aren't aggressive but they will defend themselves if they feel threatened. They are foragers with poor eyesight and eat cactus, bulb plants, tubers and love grubs. You do need a license to hunt them as they aren't classified as pests like hogs. Here are some contacts for the SW Texas Plains Region where you might find helpful info.

Matt Reidy Wildlife Biologist 426 West Oaklawn
Pleasanton, TX 78064(830) 569-3358

Judit Green Urban Biologist 12861 Galm Road
San Antonio, TX 78254(210) 688-6444

Richard Heilbrun Urban Biologist 12861 Galm Road
San Antonio, TX 78254(210) 688-6444

Daniel Kunz Technical Guidance Biologist PO BOX 225
Alice, TX 78332(361) 396-0529

Jesus Franco Wildlife Diversity Biologist 2800 Bentsen Palm Drive
Mission, TX 78573(956) 584-9156

David Veale District Leader 426 West Oaklawn
Pleasanton, TX 78604(830) 569-8700
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Old 06-02-2011, 05:40 AM
 
Location: san antonio/potranco area
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Thank you all! I sprinkled cayenne (red pepper) in the garden and they didnt come last night...we'll see.
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:55 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Tx
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Go round up some of those stray pit bulls around the city. They'll take care of them.
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Old 06-02-2011, 03:25 PM
 
Location: SA/Pipe Creek
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Hell to the yeah, you can trap 'em but that doesn't guarantee that others won't come in their place. Unfortunately, the drought brings in plenty of critters.
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Old 06-02-2011, 03:28 PM
 
Location: I live south of San Antonio in a place called Atascosa.
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I know some hunters who found a young abandoned Havalina on their Deer Lease. They make good pets. I don't know if it is legal to do that.
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