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Feral Hogs

This is a discussion on Feral Hogs within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; If ya dont live in the country most people have absolutely no idea how dangerous these critters are. They grow tusks, cutters, and they know ...

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    If ya dont live in the country most people have absolutely no idea how dangerous these critters are. They grow tusks, cutters, and they know how to use them. They tear up fields and damage all kinds of equipment .... they are a nuisance!
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    These things are terrible on wildlife and farms. Yes a 9mm will kill them just fine but the bigger the better. A 300blk out is perfect.


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    Nothing meaner in these parts than an old sow with a bunch of little ones. You get one accurate shot after that the rest are jigging and jogging at 100 mpg....LOL
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    Tusks are not razor sharp unless you have an exceptionally dull razor. Tusks are basically triangular in cross section and none of the angles are acute enough to be "razor sharp."

    Tusks arent sharp? Where did that idea come from? Where we shoot them in Texas the hog dogs have Kevlar vests. Some of them get torn up completely. I've seen several hog dogs killed when they got slashed from one end to the other and their guts fall out.

    I know several people with scars on their legs. Those two tusks rubbing together get sharp enough that sliding your finger down one will open you up the same as a razor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    Tusks arent sharp? Where did that idea come from? Where we shoot them in Texas the hog dogs have Kevlar vests. Some of them get torn up completely. I've seen several hog dogs killed when they got slashed from one end to the other and their guts fall out.

    I know several people with scars on their legs. Those two tusks rubbing together get sharp enough that sliding your finger down one will open you up the same as a razor.
    As I stated, "Tusks are not razor sharp unless you have an exceptionally dull razor." You can slash open a dog with a dull machete that isn't "razor sharp." You take a narrow edge and with a sweeping motion and a couple hundred pounds of quick thrust and it will cut, but not because it is particularly sharp. It is an edge, no doubt, but you won't find anybody that is able to shave with one like you would a razor.

    I do hog control on a dozen different properties here in Texas hunting hogs and handling killed hogs on a very regular basis. Never once has one of the tusks cut me or have I taken precautions to keep that from happening. They are just not that sharp.
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    do hog control on a dozen different properties here in Texas hunting hogs and handling killed hogs on a very regular basis. Never once has one of the tusks cut me or have I taken precautions to keep that from happening. They are just not that sharp.
    Your hogs are dull then. Here in Arkansas, not so dull.
    If you mess with them much at some point you'll end up bleeding and that's sharp enough.
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    I've trapped untold numbers of hogs over the years and have only encountered one that intended to attack me. I drove up on a trap with a good size sow in it, and when I approached the trap, a big boar burst from the underbrush and intended to defend his gal no matter what. He eventually was stopped with a 45Colt, but not before chasing me around the gator a couple of times and destroying a front fender. The tusks make contact every time they open/close their mouth, and they are honed to a sharp edge. Older hogs wear their tusks down by constant rooting, but a young hog has some dangerous weapons available. Even with "dull" tusks, even a small hog can open you up with little effort. They are dangerous enough that I no longer run my traps alone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by m5215 View Post
    Is 9mm not enough to deal with one of these things? I assume a nice 180gr .40 S&W be better.
    I've killed 2 with a Speer Gold Dot 124 gr 9mm in the 100-125 lb range. When the boars get to 300 lb, range I"ll use nothing less than a 44 mag.
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    I shot a lone javelin with a bow in AZ. Its tusks were all worn down. Definitely not sharp. Our assumption is it was an old pig and had been pushed out of the herd.
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    I used to help the US Army Corps of Engineers trap feral hogs. My experience with them was that they can be very dangerous if you get in their way when they are frightened. You also don't want to fall down near them. They usually try to run away but sometimes get excited and will run toward you. They can be very fast and are very powerful. I have only used 12 gauge 00 Buck at close range to kill them and it was very effective. I think they are very intelligent and very wild and should not be underestimated if you are near them on foot.
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    Anyone know if there are hogs in West Texas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockymonster View Post
    Anyone know if there are hogs in West Texas?
    You will only find liberal hogs in west Texas.
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    Met a couple of hogs in Abilene one "happy hour" back in the eighties.
    Even I wasn't drunk enough, and yes they did look like they could cause some damage.
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