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This is a discussion on Fresh Pork within the Hunting Forum forums, part of the Related Topics category; Friday night, two of my security cameras caught a wild sow & her three piglets passing by the house and into the back yard. Well, ...

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    Fresh Pork

    Friday night, two of my security cameras caught a wild sow & her three piglets passing by the house and into the back yard.

    Well, I was out of town for the weekend, and this afternoon when I got home, I found my back yard had been thoroughly tilled up. I don't mean there were spots where the pigs had been digging, I mean the whole yard looked like it had been tilled! I have a camera that covers most of the back yard, but I had the motion detection sensitivity turned down due to nuisance trips by birds & insects flying around the camera, so, I did not get any actual footage of the carnage.

    This evening I took my little Marlin .22 Mag out back with the night vision scope, and made sure the scope was sighted in well. I also cranked up the sensitivity on the back yard camera's motion detection, so I will hopefully know if they come back tonight! I know, a lot of folks will sneer at a .22 Mag for wild hogs, but if they come back, I'll likely be shooting from about 30 yards or less and I can assure you, a shot just below the ear will drop them like a sack of potatoes.

    So, I might just have some young wild pork ribs for the slow cooker before long!
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    Good luck! Looking forward to pics of ribs in the crockpot!
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    Thanks, @gasmitty !

    I, too, am looking forward to ribs in the crockpot!

    In the meantime, lest anyone think I was exaggerating about what those little porkers did to my back yard:

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    You guys got it way worse than I did. Me and neighbors got raided a few times. Couple months back he collected his urine and spread It out in his yard and hasnít been attacked so far after doing so; I have been raided one more time but they have not been back recently.

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    So, whenís dinner?
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    Iíve never tried it but I have been told suckling pig is quite tasty.

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    Looks like it's freshly tilled for planting a garden.
    And you know the grubs must be gone now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kilowatt3 View Post
    Thanks, @gasmitty !

    I, too, am looking forward to ribs in the crockpot!

    In the meantime, lest anyone think I was exaggerating about what those little porkers did to my back yard:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kilowatt3 View Post
    .................................. I know, a lot of folks will sneer at a .22 Mag for wild hogs, but if they come back, I'll likely be shooting from about 30 yards or less and I can assure you, a shot just below the ear will drop them like a sack of potatoes. .....................
    Back when my father was young most farmers around my grandfather's farm let their hogs run loose. There were no stock/fence laws back then in Arkansas and there were no .22mags. The firearm of choice for harvesting pork was a .22LR rifle. Works just as good as a .22mag when properly placed.
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    Man! They messed your yard up a good one!
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    Don't know whether to call you lucky or unlucky. It's a shame what they did to your yard. But, you get to hunt them. Here in Kansas, it's landowner pest removal only. No sport hunting. Illegal to hunt, darn it.if you get one or three, make wlsutlre you enjoy them for those of us that can't.
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    Feral hogs are destructive to pastures, crops, yards, and forests. To me their sport value is minimum compared to the damage they cause. Here's hoping you get every one of them!
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    Any luck in getting the destructive critters?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SFury View Post
    Any luck in getting the destructive critters?
    No, but thanks for asking!

    I've been prowling around looking for them in the evenings for the last week, but they've been pretty good at avoiding me! Seems they're most active in the wee hours (like 2-4 a.m.) and that's a very good way to avoid me!
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    Yep Jim. Feral hogs are more of a pain than I realized before they moved in on us at our old family place on the lake about a year ago.



    A pork snack was collected the last weekend of duck season. We were out there just yesterday and they've excavated a total of probably 40 acres down in the mesquite woods along the lake, plus incursions on the interior roads and right in the yard of the old lake cabin! They rooted up our path from the cabin to the cove where the duck blind is located just since we were there a little over a month ago. Looks more like the Somme!





    Pigs are yummy, but not worth the destruction. This is the mesquite near the cabin. Ground torn up for hundreds of yards around.

    I've been expecting their arrival for two decades without seeing a single pig or even a sign. Then all of the sudden ... it was "Katy bar the door!"

    Used to say some hogs introduced to the deer, turkey, ducks, small game and varmints would be welcome.

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