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This was my dream.....

......but someone else did it first........ I had been joking about doing this with some guys on one of my local boards out here.  I am sort of the resident "Never get anything" hunter on the board, so I figured I would break through in a big way.  My plan was to arrow a deer, and while I was dealing with that, have a big pig walk by and stick him too.  Well, San Diego hogs have been a big ghost story the last few years since a few were released.  There is no doubt they are out there, as a few guys have got them and they have been spotted all around.  However, despite the rush by everyone to find them, they are very elusive.

This guy looks like he had a good hunt a week or so ago.  Whaddya think?  Right near where Gatorfan and I hunt.....

http://forums.bowsite.com/TF/bgforums/thread.cfm?threadid=388859&messages=17&forum=7

Maybe I'll be the ssecond one to do it. Thumbs up

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Shoulda coulda

Shoulda coulda!!!  I shouda went after those darn pigs when I coulda!  I spotted them two years ago within a couple of miles from this guy and never made time to get back there.  That dude definitely had a lucky rabbit foot in his pocket that night.  Not sure if I could have left that thing sit overnight though.  I figure there's no way I would be able to sleep anyhow so I might as well get after him!  I bet he had a nice BBQ the next weekend!

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We can't hunt feral hogs in

We can't hunt feral hogs in Kansas - it is illegal.

They believe that feral hogs spread disease and allowing people to hunt them will encourage more people to release them.  I suppose this is true, but there are areas that have real hog problems and hunters should be allowed to kill them.

Those responsible for releasing them should be penalized.

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That's some great logic. 

That's some great logic.  Let's not hunt them, but the fact that Kansas is in the grain belt, with just about the best food that you could find for them, and let's see what happens.

Geez, get ready for a pig explosion there.

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You're right about the lack

You're right about the lack of logic.  I can understand the concern about feral hogs infecting domestic herds with disease, but they are not going to die off.  Instead they will breed like rabbits and the problem will grow.  They tried killing some from helicopters, but that is a generally ineffective method to control the population.

I can understand and support the decision to make it illegal to release hogs, but let hunters help by allowing them to kill them.  There is a large herd on public land and it makes sense to me at least to let hunters kill them while they are out there hunting anyway.

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