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Tennessee feral hog migration and populations in middle Tenn.

I am curious to know and hear of circumstances of hog populations moving west into Middle Tenn.  Finally they powers that be acknowledge a substantial hog population on FT Campbell but as far as out and around the country of Montgomery and Stewart County areas as anyone seen or heard of feral hogs in our areas?  I have heard rumors and back road talks about them but have yet to see hard evidence.  Anyone out there care to share their knowledge or opinions of the situation I am here to listen.  Thanks. 

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I don't have any experience with Tennessee, but I can tell you from experience out here, once they get a foothold, there is no stopping them.  We have never had them this far south in California, but about 4 years ago, a local Indian tribe released 7 or 8 of them to try and establish a hunting program.  Problem was, they have no fences, and border national Forest land.  Needless to say, they reporduced and moved out. 

They now estimate that in only a couple of years, the population has gone up to 500-1000.  They can't get a great estimate due to the rough and thick terrain, but there have been sightings over 20-30 miles.

Watch the Nat Geo show "Pig Bomb" if you can find it.  Great info. 

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I am curious to know and hear of circumstances of hog populations moving west into Middle Tenn.  Finally they powers that be acknowledge a substantial hog population on FT Campbell but as far as out and around the country of Montgomery and Stewart County areas as anyone seen or heard of feral hogs in our areas?  I have heard rumors and back road talks about them but have yet to see hard evidence.  Anyone out there care to share their knowledge or opinions of the situation I am here to listen.  Thanks. 

 

I live and hunt in Montgomery Cty, Tn. I've never seen a wild hog to this day in the county any place I've hunted. I do hear stories of people seeing snd shooting them, but as much time as I spend afield, I'm still at zero sightings. I do hunt a stretch of river bottom (Cumberland River) land surrounded by some pretty good agriculture, just south of the city limits, but nary a sign of them there along the river either.

I'm anxious for them to start showing up, knowing they are very close to some areas I hunt. I am also pretty sure the local farmers are not quite so interested in seeing them. Many years ago, while hunting Westvaco property in Stewart County I came across a big hog dead alongside a logging road. At the time I thought perhaps someone had simply dumped a dead farm hog, but who knows. As much $$ as I spend hunting hogs down in Georgia, it might be nice to seem some "locals".

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Im with you, on the look out for hogs !!

I live out on Woodlawn and spend a lot of time in the woods and down and around Lock C along the river.  Nothing yet, people tell me they are down there but im still waiting.  Good luck

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I live out on Woodlawn and spend a lot of time in the woods and down and around Lock C along the river.  Nothing yet, people tell me they are down there but im still waiting.  Good luck

 

I'll be hunting the Woodlawn area tomorrow afternoon and also, hopefully, on Saturday. Near the end of Lylewood rd. Small world, ehhhhh..??

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I surely wished I was hunting there this weekend but not until January. Still hunting in Afghanistan.  Do you do any yote hunting?  I have never been much of a coyote hunter but thats all going to change come next year.  Take cara

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There are a good number of coyotes in the area, as you have surely seen. I only take them incidental to deer hunting though. I'll also admit to not shooting several I could have, not wanting to make commotion during a quiet morning's deer hunt. The last one I actually tried to shoot was late '08 and I was hunting the river property. I saw a big buff colored male loping down the field I was looking over, with a female in trail behind him. Big and with that very odd color, I decided to take a shot at him with my M/L, wanting that special hide. I whistled to get him to stop, as I'd learned to do with others I'd whacked. Except, apparently this one had been whistled/shot at before because the moment he heard that whistle he shifted from 4th to overdrive! The female did pause for a moment, but I was not even tempted. I had to laugh at myself as I lowered the unfired M/L.  lol

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