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Hi anyone hunting any of the wild boars in New York , not the one's in the game farms? I hear the population is really growing. I would appreciate any information on them. Thanks, Jim

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They are close to where I live. I have gone after them a couple of times but did not put a lot of effort into it. I have found that in the towns of Scott and Spafford down by the South end of Skaneateles Lake if you look to hunt "other" than deer season the farmers are pretty good with land access.

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Hi Bear thanks for getting back to me. Yes that confirms what I have heard about the town of Scott. I was thinking about Bear Swamp down that way might be a good piece of state land to give a try. I have heard there might be a population of about 300 to 500 of them ???

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I live like 15 min from Bear Swamp, never seen any pig sigh there. There is a big pce of state land in Spafford (Spafford state forest I think?). It is between Skinny and Otisco lakes. That might be a better place to start looking on public land? On a map Spafford is just North of Scott.

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I didn't realize you guys had a growing population of boars in NY. I wonder how long it'll take before we start seeing them in Vermont and New Hampsire. I've heard of sightings in Southern NH, but they must be escaped pigs gone wild.

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From what I understand the population is growing .
Thanks Bear , I 'm going to look around down there and will let you know how I make out. I also heard of rumors of some activity in the Morgan Hill area. [/b]

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pigs in NY...that figures, keep them down that way would ya? thanks.
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I'm trying my best Big smile

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Any pork in the freezer yet Jim?

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No , not yet . I have been down to the state land off Hewitt Rd. a couple of times. More scouting than hunting. I got a Cass Creek call for Xmas and going to give it a try this weekend . lol If it were a little closer I would try some bait, I'm in B'ville. It's fun , something different than ice fishing.
PS; I think we have common friends. My #2 guy works at Basspro

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in south texas where friends of mine have boocoo hogs they make a bait for the hog traps, take a 5 gallon bucket and fill 3/4 with shell corn, then fill with diesel fuel til the corn is covered. they let that sit til the corn has soaked up plenty of diesel then they bait the traps with it. brids and rodents wont touch the corn, the hogs go right in the traps.

they dont use it while i am there as i dont like the odea of it, but they tell me that is what works best. could be pulling my leg, probably arent.

i have called hogs in some in texas, but there is a fairly good hog bait that can be made, takes alot of time and some fair money but it generally works if the pigs are in the area.

i have a few hundred pounds of hog bait here if you want to get together and show me your part of the country give a ring, be nice to quill some hogs and not drive 35 hours to do it.

what's the DEC stance on hog whacking? nongame, no closed season, or off limits?
good luck and hunt right at night fall, they get real active right after dark.

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