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Colorado Hogs

My Grandpa has trapped a lot of em in OK but I live in CO. I have heard that they are making their way here. What's the closest to CO that anyone has hunted em? If they make it here I think I might just have to take up pig shooting if I can find a landowner.

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Don't wish for them to be in

Don't wish for them to be in your state. They create too much damage to crops and fields. They make other wildlife nervous. And unless you trap and shoot the animals, it will be hard to keep them in check.

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I think in 20 years they will

I think in 20 years they will be coast to coast. As some have said, the "pig bomb" has gone off. 

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no doubt

Ca_Vermonster wrote:

I think in 20 years they will be coast to coast. As some have said, the "pig bomb" has gone off. 

I have no doubt that this is the truth. I just found out that they are up in Canada so I really don't think there are habitats that they can't exist in here.

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As long as there is water and

As long as there is water and food, they eat about anything, they will be there.  I am surprised they are not yet, actually.

They are all around you to the south, east, and west.....

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I'm defintitely not wishing

I'm defintitely not wishing and hoping for them to get here. But if they do, you can bet I'll be trying to whack a few.

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Another reason to built your

Another reason to built your AR, but I'd built something more stout than a .223. Oh..yeah...invest in reloading supplies and some heavy duty fencing b/c it will take plenty of both to keep them at bay.

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I am thinking that I want

I am thinking that I want both a .223 upper and a 6.8 upper. I think that would be a pretty sweet combination. But I just have to get the money to build one first banghead That does sound like pretty mean pig medicine. I think it would do the trick on them.

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I'm sure if hogs make there

I'm sure if hogs make there way there you wont have a problem finding a landowner who will let you hunt. they will eat the landowner out of crops and home. i'm glad we dont have the problem like other state as we have very few hogs here, but i would love to hunt them, i might just have to make a trip to cali to shoot a couple.

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I just talked to my friend

I just talked to my friend this evening about how much damage they cause and how much corn they can eat. He put out 250 lbs of ear corn and a feeder full of corn for deer at the farm he hunts. And in 7 days, the hogs had eaten all 250 lbs of ear corn laying on the ground.  They stomped the grass around the feeder and had made a mud pit out of the area. His trail camera recorded pictures for hours on end each nite. The hogs would come around 12 am and usually leave around 4 am. No daylight pictures at all. Oh, and very few pictures of deer.  

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WOW!! thats a lot of corn, i

WOW!! thats a lot of corn, i wonder how many hogs there were. did your friend get anf pics at all? I knew they do alot of damage and eat a lot but 7 days for 250lbs thats a ton. i sure hope they take there time on really moving into oregon. the only thing i looke forward to is hunting them year round. i know of a few hunters here that would. The down side to that would be it would cut into my scouting and hiking time. Packer do you hunt hogs? or do you guys have very many there?

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