Whitetail Deer Hunting Gain a better understanding of the World's most popular big game animal and the techniques that will help you become a better deer hunter.

Dang Hogs!!!!!

Old 09-28-2011, 07:18 AM
  #1  
Spike
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 6
Default Dang Hogs!!!!!

I have 10-15 wild hogs coming into my stand. I have a feeder set up and they eat evey last drop of corn and tear the ground up. Whats the best way to get them to move on?
okwelder82 is offline  
Old 09-28-2011, 07:49 AM
  #2  
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,926
Default Have the hogs . . .

got the lease on your corn feeder ??? Kidding.


Glad I didn't get whole hog into corn feeders and trail cams. Thinking about hauling those bags of corn, about wears me out. Of course, that might be the way to keep the hogs away from the rest of the property.
Valentine is offline  
Old 09-28-2011, 07:50 AM
  #3  
Super Moderator
 
deerdust's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: South Central Missouri
Posts: 3,112
Default

Sorry to say the only 2 ways I know to get them out is to either fence them out or shoot them. Either of which could interfere with your deer hunting, to say nothing of the cost of fencing. Throw a Hog Party and invite all your friends, but that will likely scare the deer off too.
deerdust is offline  
Old 09-28-2011, 09:09 AM
  #4  
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location:
Posts: 2,186
Default

Welcome to the world of feral hogs ! I'd bet that if you are regularly seeing 10-15 hogs, you ain't seeing 2x - 3X as many more roaming the area.

There is an area south of Montgomery that I hunt regularly. Feral hogs live in that areas. Have for decades. To give you an idea of what you are facing .... in the spring of 2009, I was invited to a "hog shoot" on about 1100 acres of land that is adjacent NE to the 660 that I hunt. There were about 20 guys as I recall. Probably a ton of grain corn had been out on the place for 3-4 days, piled up in various places. We hunted hogs Saturday and 1/2 day Sunday. At the end of the weekend we had collectively dragged up over 100 hogs. I think the number was something like 116-118. Just cannot recall.

I have hunted the 660 area that I each of the past 3 seasons. Frankly I cannot see any dent that the 2008 "hog fest" had on the numbers that I saw last year compared to 5-10 years ago.

As for me, I shoot every feral that I can. And if you have never tried it, the meat is fine. Especially from sows in the 150 range. Plenty of meat and tasty. The small hogs, 30-60 pounders, are great cooked whole on a spit are hard to beat.

I am convinced that you cannot get rid of these very successful critters. Best you can hope is to keep the numbers in check. Deerdust's suggestion of holding a hog-fest .... I suggest that you do so as soon as practical.
Mojotex is offline  
Old 09-28-2011, 09:24 AM
  #5  
Boone & Crockett
 
ipscshooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: The Republic of Texas
Posts: 12,084
Default

I've found that the best way to get rid of them is to eat them...
ipscshooter is offline  
Old 09-28-2011, 10:32 AM
  #6  
Fork Horn
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Middelway, WV
Posts: 435
Default

I am jealous...I wish we had feral hogs in my neck of the woods....it makes my mouth water just thinking about it.
Sniggle is offline  
Old 09-28-2011, 10:39 AM
  #7  
Typical Buck
 
Stonewall308's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 590
Default

I dead hog eats no corn.


I'd set up stands over trails to hunt deer, and set up over corn to shoot hogs. Shooting a hog would be just as fun as shooting a deer in my opinion. If you are using corn to bait deer, I'd imagine baiting is legal in your state, in which case you might try some mineral attractant that lasts a long time and may not be as attractive to hogs.
Stonewall308 is offline  
Old 09-28-2011, 01:37 PM
  #8  
Fork Horn
 
IOWABUCKHUNTR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Iowa
Posts: 452
Default

Well, I got a group of a couple of guys that wouldnt mind coming down there in February or March and shooting a couple for ya!!! ;-)
IOWABUCKHUNTR is offline  
Old 09-28-2011, 02:26 PM
  #9  
Super Moderator
 
Bocajnala's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Trumbull County, Ohio
Posts: 9,556
Default

Shoot them. If you don't want to shoot them, invite some folks for here to shoot them. It's the ONLY way you'll get rid of them...and even shooting them won't keep the numbers in check really.
-Jake
Bocajnala is offline  
Old 09-28-2011, 04:34 PM
  #10  
Typical Buck
 
bhensley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Tonganoxie, KS
Posts: 978
Default

I've always wanted to hunt hogs... hint hint!!!
bhensley is offline  

Contact Us - Manage Preferences - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.