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Dugaboy, Sorry for being so late with a reply. I've been doing a little deer hunting. Our gun season started on November 3 as you probably know. I'm sorry but the 788 isn't for sale. I really enjoy that little rifle. I have fun with it at the rifle range. I bet guys my "30-30" will shoot a 1 inch 3 shot group at 100 yards. Yes

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Hello from Germany!

First of all congrats to all of you for the hunted hogs. You are brave hunters!
Being from Germany where we have also many many wildhogs, I wonder about the bright colours the US hogs have. What is the reason for this? Did they copulate with housepics?

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Kirrmeister

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Sorry! I certainly mean housepigs Big smile

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Kirrmeister

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Kirrmeister.... Most of the "wild hogs" in the US are feral hogs, descendants of domestic hogs. That's why you see such of a variety of colors and patterns on our "wild hogs".

In much of Texas hogs were raised just like cattle. Released on the open range and then rounded up each year. Of course many of those escaped and have become feral. Once feral hogs become established in an area it's just about impossible to get rid of them.

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Location: Virginia
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Kirrmeister -- there is also European wild boar blood coarsing through the veins of many of the wild hogs in the States. Some look like European stock more than others, depending on the percentage of the blood in their lineage. Interestingly enough, domestic hogs can go feral in a very short time and actually start taking on more "wild boar-esque" physical traits (strait tails, etc.)....... And as Ironwood pointed out, once they establish themselves, it's hell getting rid of them!

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Location: Paso Robles
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I was told the domestic hogs of the central coast area of cali mixed with the russian boar from Hearst Castle area. Word is Randolf Hearst brought many exotics to his huge property including russian boar. Over time these hogs escaped and started to reek havoc with the locals domestic pigs. Now we have what we have. My family homesteaded in the central coast in the 1800s and this is the story that has been passed down. Dont know if its 100% true but seems reasonable to me.

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Witworth- in Ge and certainly all areas of Europe where wild hogs live it is the same. When they are there it is impossible to drive them out again. You can do what you want. Here in Germany with dense population and not so much room as in the US the boars cuase many problems, especially for the farmers. They disturb corn and potatoe fields when searching for feeding. Even in areas without corn and potatoes they destroy the opne gras culture when searching for worms. It is a big problem. In my area of southern Bavaria, about 50 km south of Munich we have no hogs until now. But it is only a question of time.

Is there a kind of hogmanagement in the US states?

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Kirrmeister

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Guten tag Herr Kirrmeister! Meine muter ist von Deutcheland aus Heidelberg.........

I believe the individual States are responsible for the control of their animal populations. Universally there are no seasons or limits on hunting them, it seems...... Which is good for us!

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California hog season runs year around. Used to be you could get 7pig tags for like 10bucks now that pig is calis #1 big game animal 1 tag like 30bucks!!!! Just goes to show money is more important than control of these pesky critters. Thanks CF&G your really lookin out for us. By us I mean your pocket books of course.

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Blacktailer -- anywhere they can make a buck.........

Here's a picture of the two for one my brother-in-law got with one 250 grain Nosler Partition Gold from my Ruger M77 .338 win mag. And no, it was not intentional!! Laugh

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