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Old 04-26-2011, 07:09 PM
 
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Does anyone do any wild pig hunting on BI, and if so, where are the good places.
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Volcano
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Does anyone do any wild pig hunting on BI, and if so, where are the good places.
I live near Ola'a Forest (Volcano-Glenwood), and every time one of the local hunt clubs does a competition, I see maybe 3 dozen pigs getting weighed out end of day.
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:13 AM
 
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Do you use a bow or rifle to pig hunt.I like a bow with a pistol as back up to the bow ..
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:48 AM
 
Location: Na'alehu Hawaii/Buena Vista Colorado
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I live in Discovery Harbour, near Naalehu. One of my neighbors borders onto a large undeveloped piece of land, and the pigs come into her yard constantly and dig up her landscaping. I'm sure she'd love to have you come hunt them down .

There is a part of the Volcano National Park near here that allows pig hunting the first Saturday of the month. If you PM me, I can give you more specific information.
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Old 04-27-2011, 01:17 AM
 
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One of my neighbors borders onto a large undeveloped piece of land, and the pigs come into her yard constantly and dig up her landscaping.
1 Could having a watchdog around your land help to drive them away?
2 Is there some sort of plants that might keep them away kind of like catnips?
3 If you raised a dog what could you feed them besides wild pigs, if you don't want to buy dog food?

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Old 04-27-2011, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Volcano
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1 Could having a watchdog around your land help to drive them away?
Maybe, if they didn't kill the dog, but an electric fence is more reliable.

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2 Is there some sort of plants that might keep them away kind of like catnips?
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3 If you raised a dog what could you feed them besides wild pigs, if you don't want to buy dog food?
The standard prize at these local hunts, besides a trophy, is a pallet of dog food. You need dogs, plural, to hunt pigs.
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Richmond
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Never went on a dog based pig hunt with fewer than 4 dogs. That includes hunts in HI, NC, GA, and VA. One pig in a bad mood is more than a match for most dogs and if you get a group of pigs they can be tough on dogs. A good friend in Waipio uses a cross of hound dog and rottweiler for pig hunting. Hawaiin pigs seems bolder than others I have hunted maybe due to no other predators.
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Old 04-29-2011, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Moku Nui, Hawaii
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At the farm, they are generally trapped in a large trap and then shot from a distance. They have large teeth and are nasty tempered so it's best to just shoot them before they know you are there otherwise they try to get out and bite you. They keep digging up my sweet potatoes at the farm. Sometimes it seems I farm more sausage than sweet potatoes.
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Big Island- Hawaii, AK, WA where the whales are!
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uhmm I have one friend that does use a rifle. But don't know many others that use anything else other than dogs and knife.

FYI just found out after three years. Crossing Saddle road the wind sock on top is not for wind. It is for notifying of army doing practice in area. If you go off road in army areas you are supposed to be notified. Never knew this. Or at least by MP that told use that and in trouble for being in area because the wind sock out. Anyone else or was someone blowing smoke?
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Old 04-29-2011, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Volcano
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At the farm, they are generally trapped in a large trap and then shot from a distance. They have large teeth and are nasty tempered so it's best to just shoot them before they know you are there otherwise they try to get out and bite you.
It's not much different with dogs... you use the dogs to corner them and then... POP. The tricky thing is that they are pretty well armored, and the aim point is lower and behind where it is on most other game animals. And if your aim is off a teense they can absorb an amazing amount of energy. I used to carry a .44 magnum off-trail in Texas just in case, because it was about the only thing that would stop a wild piggy in flight once you had pissed it off with a "flesh wound".
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