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Pigs in PA

I just read in north American hunter about hunting Pigs in PA. what is the truth?? what is the cost?? can hunter hunt them public land?? Are there that many pigs in PA that they really can be hunted??
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Sean

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PA PIGS

These pigs in Tioga county are on a fenced farmed along with other animals like bison and other things not native to PA. It's like shooting fish in a barrel

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Pigs in PA

Some have escaped the farms and are breeding in the wild. The state would like them gone.....

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Pigs in PA

do you know if there is a restriction on hunting those pigs??
is there a really change that in a week i would be able to run into any pigs??
thanks
sean

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Pigs in PA

In ny state hogs are a non-game animal there are no restrictions on manner of taking or season. In other words from jacklight to jack knife go get them

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Pigs in PA

I copied this from the pgc website
homepage for swine is
http://www.pgc.state.pa.us/pgc/cwp/browse.asp?a=458&bc=0&c=70172

HUNTER CONCERNS
destruction
disease
FARMER CONCERNS
production &
biosecurity
threats
Eradication of feral swine in the Commonwealth is the goal. Licensed hunters
and trappers may participate in the taking of feral swine with a firearm, bow or crossbow, in counties where protection
has been removed, and are encouraged to do so. Although there are many restrictions on the taking of feral swine, as
a general rule, takings in conformance within the limitations of deer hunting are authorized. In order to avoid the appearance
of impropriety while participating in the taking of feral swine, hunters and trappers should comply with whatever
game regulations (licensing, blaze orange and other safety requirements) are in effect at the time. Individuals may not
kill feral swine on Sundays, nor over bait. Takings of feral swine must be reported to the appropriate Game Commission
Region Office within 24 hours. Sightings should also be reported to the local regional office.
Though feral swine are protected mammals in Pennsylvania, protection has been removed statewide, except in
counties where official eradication trapping is occurring. Protected areas change; a list of counties where feral swine are
currently protected can be found at http://www.pgc.state.pa.us or by calling a Game Commission region office. Feral swine
are protected in areas being trapped because they are very adaptable and a small amount of pressure will cause them
to vacate one area and move onto another, thus inhibiting trapping efforts. It is illegal to interfere with any official
eradication trapping efforts.
It is illegal to release any member of the Family Suidae into the wild. Importing or relocating feral swine that have
not been tested immediately prior to movement for infectious diseases is a violation of state and federal laws.
FIELD DRESSING AND HANDLING PRECAUTIONS
While no feral swine in Pennsylvania have tested positive for any infectious

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Pigs in PA

there are suppose to be an approx. 3000 escapee hogs statewide most in SW and NC Pa that got loose from shooting prsereves in those areas...there is some proof that they've begun to breed. IMHO you'd have a better chance of hitting the state lottery than seeing a hog in a week going at it cold turkey, it's possible but so is winning the Lotto. I've live in northcentral Pa about 10 miles from one of the preserves that some got out of for years and have not seen any in the wild..though I have on an occasion seen some tracks around Stony Fork.

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Pigs in PA

sound like if I'm going to try to kill a wild pig I will have to go feather south.
I have hear for year that there are breeding pigs in New Hampshire but i know none who has kill one. i don't think that they can breed that well in the cold. Brick Wall,)
look like I'm beating a dead horse.
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Sean

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i havn't seen any yet...but

i havn't seen any yet...but when i do you can b sur its gonna take a dirt nap ;)

 

Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Dead Pig

My cousin found a dead pig while spring gobbler hunting in Washington County.  I have yet to see any.

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