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Nuisance Hogs in Tennessee
http://www.tn.gov/twra/feralhog.html

I know we all love to eat bacon and there's not much better than pulled pork BBQ, but in Tennessee Wild and Feral hogs are becoming a real problem. Tennessee has adopted some laws that will try and help the problem, but as we know, wild hogs are like cockroaches. They breed easily and have large litters. I would love to hear about your experiences in hunting or working on eradication programs for Wild Hogs.

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Hunt Man

Hunt Man

We're covered with them on our family farm in South Georgia. All of our fields are ruined. If you want to drive through them you have to go very slow and still risk getting stuck. To smooth hundreds of acres back out is a lot of work and a lot of money. I'm not really sure how much they have effected the deer in the area as well. For all I know, I'm seeing half the deer I would because of the hogs. We cut timber on the farm and have a bunch of underbrush they stay in during the day. Without dogs, you can sneak up and shoot one or two but when I'm really able to get them is at night. I learned quickly that my .300 short mag was too expensive to use since I end up shooting dozens of times. $3 a bullet. My .308 or .30.30 is better and saves me money. I'll see up to 30 at once. Usually about dozen at a time. As many as we trap and kill it still seems like there is no end in sight.
John Jackson

John Jackson

That's amazing that you have that many just one your one place. Now if we can imagine multiplying that by the number of farms just in your area that the hogs may find habitable.... the numbers are hard to imagine. I know Tennessee and a number of other states are now starting to get worried as are the insurance providers who insure the farmers. Those nuisance hogs sure would make for a good donation to the local food bank!
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