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    Re: Woman killed by feral hogs near Houston, Texas
    « Reply #1 on: November 26, 2019, 02:36:12 pm »
    I'm hoping she was, and remained, unconscious due to the head injury caused by the fall when the hogs went after her.   
    Being eaten alive by hogs is a horrible way to go.

    Also somewhat of a cautionary tale for carrying a handgun at all times; had she been conscious but unable to walk or crawl away shooting one of the hogs may have discouraged the others.

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    Re: Woman killed by feral hogs near Houston, Texas
    « Reply #2 on: November 26, 2019, 06:28:22 pm »
    That is pretty horrible and a good argument for carrying a larger capacity handgun. And keeping a scout rifle or shotgun nearby.

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    Re: Woman killed by feral hogs near Houston, Texas
    « Reply #3 on: November 26, 2019, 08:43:36 pm »
    Man, that is rough.    :scrutiny     Texans don't take this kind of thing lightly so I wouldn't want to be a hog in that county right about now.
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    Re: Woman killed by feral hogs near Houston, Texas
    « Reply #4 on: November 27, 2019, 12:25:35 am »
    I read this. I was shocked at how violently nasty, the little bastards are.

    When I camp, I like to do so beneath the stars. I know we have herds of hogs on our property. I guess I'll have to postpone my camping plans :hide .
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    Re: Woman killed by feral hogs near Houston, Texas
    « Reply #5 on: November 27, 2019, 12:54:05 am »
    I wouldn't cede the territory to them - just encourages them to take over.  Go armed.  Take a dog if you are able.   :coffee
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    Re: Woman killed by feral hogs near Houston, Texas
    « Reply #6 on: November 27, 2019, 01:42:49 am »
    I have relatives who raise hogs, and they don't willingly turn their backs on domesticated hogs.  In Europe, wild hogs were considered one of the most dangerous hunts.
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    Re: Woman killed by feral hogs near Houston, Texas
    « Reply #7 on: November 27, 2019, 05:49:41 am »
    Man, that is rough.    :scrutiny     Texans don't take this kind of thing lightly so I wouldn't want to be a hog in that county right about now.

    Smarter people than me have probably figured out that the feral hog population could be greatly reduced by placing a bounty on them. Unfortunately, at least where I live, ranchers charge large amounts of money to hunt on their property even though killing the hogs would improve the deer population. 

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    Re: Woman killed by feral hogs near Houston, Texas
    « Reply #8 on: November 27, 2019, 08:28:54 am »
    Even with bounties, it might be problematic in Texas, because so much of the land is privately owned.
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    Re: Woman killed by feral hogs near Houston, Texas
    « Reply #9 on: November 27, 2019, 02:02:31 pm »
    If they are hunted to extinction on the available public lands they will necessarily move to the private land due to that pressure.  At that point the private land owners will be the ones mostly dealing with the destruction of their property and livelihoods and may welcome intervention.   They are apparently considered an invasive species and cause so much destruction they are OK'd to be removed by whatever means necessary. 

    Sounds like an engineering problem to me.   :coffee    I wouldn't use poisons or biological agents - too much collateral damage.  Kill traps, funnels - both natural terrain features and man-made barriers - that concentrate the animals in herds are remedies that involve relatively few hunters and maximize the potential effect on the population.   Sanitation and logistical issues come with large numbers of dead animals but they are not insurmountable obstacles.   
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    Re: Woman killed by feral hogs near Houston, Texas
    « Reply #10 on: November 27, 2019, 03:39:57 pm »
    Make it legal to grind them up and can them for sale as dog food.

    If they are hunted to extinction on the available public lands they will necessarily move to the private land due to that pressure.  At that point the private land owners will be the ones mostly dealing with the destruction of their property and livelihoods and may welcome intervention.   They are apparently considered an invasive species and cause so much destruction they are OK'd to be removed by whatever means necessary. 

    Sounds like an engineering problem to me.   :coffee    I wouldn't use poisons or biological agents - too much collateral damage.  Kill traps, funnels - both natural terrain features and man-made barriers - that concentrate the animals in herds are remedies that involve relatively few hunters and maximize the potential effect on the population.   Sanitation and logistical issues come with large numbers of dead animals but they are not insurmountable obstacles.

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    « Reply #11 on: November 27, 2019, 06:17:24 pm »
    Maybe the State should give property tax credit for each hog removed from private property and let the owners decide how it should be done to suit their unique situations. What works in East Texas might not work in West Texas, ect. I'd imagine biologists have already studied it and have solutions waiting to be enacted.   

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    « Reply #12 on: November 27, 2019, 10:31:22 pm »
    Could be.   :hmm    It will be interesting to see how this plays out. 
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    Re: Woman killed by feral hogs near Houston, Texas
    « Reply #13 on: November 27, 2019, 10:50:19 pm »
    I wouldn't cede the territory to them - just encourages them to take over.  Go armed.  Take a dog if you are able.   :coffee

    Yes, from now on I'll have to have a legitimate hunting arm with me. 12 gauge or AK. In most instances I just carry my 9mm, but I think I'd like something better for tough critters that travel in groups.

    We have a friendly neighbour dog who insists on sticking to your hip when you fish the stock tank or go afield. He might be a welcome companion from now on.
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    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    Re: Woman killed by feral hogs near Houston, Texas
    « Reply #14 on: November 27, 2019, 10:56:41 pm »
    Agreed.  On all counts.   :thumbup1
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    Re: Woman killed by feral hogs near Houston, Texas
    « Reply #15 on: November 28, 2019, 09:34:45 am »
    Maybe the State should give property tax credit for each hog removed from private property and let the owners decide how it should be done to suit their unique situations. What works in East Texas might not work in West Texas, ect. I'd imagine biologists have already studied it and have solutions waiting to be enacted.   

    The state only recently (last year or so) got around to deciding that hogs can be hunted without a license, at least off one's own land.
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