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Old 03-06-2012, 03:18 PM   #41
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A guy I know shot one a couple weeks ago south of Skaneateles. There were more, but he couldn't get a shots at the other ones - I guess they can really cruise!!
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:59 PM   #42
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My GF's family is from Skaneateles. Her bro-in-law was telling me he hears them rooting around in the woods behind his house regularly.

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Old 03-06-2012, 08:32 PM   #43
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I believe the highest concentration of this nuisance is in Scott, NY area. This are is located just north of Cortland. I believe the DEC has the populaton at or around a 100 in this area. A couple of hunters from Camillus bagged 2 pigs just over 300 pounds last spring. Syracuse.com had pictures but I can't seem to locate the web page..Nonetheless they were massive. I live in Cortland and I'm starting to see evidence of them in Tuller Hill Forest area just south of Cortland. Hopefully the pig roasts start popping up every weekend!!!!
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:03 PM   #44
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Is your property in St. Lawrence county? Can you describe some of the detrimental activities? Thx!
Geogymn , Some of the detrimental activities would be rooting around in my food plots (buckwheat, fall oats, clover/alfalfa) , doing plenty of damage. I've found several hemlock trees that are severely gouged near the base ( I was told this is what they do in the summer months , gouge the tree with their tusks , they then rub up against the damaged tree to get the sap on them ,this keeps the bugs , flies off them). I've been also told that they eat newborn fawns , turkey eggs and other newborn and young that they happen upon. This is why I want them eradicated from my property.
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That's the one!
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Old 03-06-2012, 11:17 PM   #46
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I'd also be up for taking a stand for some swine if someone would like some help.
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:43 AM   #47
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Geogymn , Some of the detrimental activities would be rooting around in my food plots (buckwheat, fall oats, clover/alfalfa) , doing plenty of damage. I've found several hemlock trees that are severely gouged near the base ( I was told this is what they do in the summer months , gouge the tree with their tusks , they then rub up against the damaged tree to get the sap on them ,this keeps the bugs , flies off them). I've been also told that they eat newborn fawns , turkey eggs and other newborn and young that they happen upon. This is why I want them eradicated from my property.
Thanks for the first hand knowledge, I understand your plight, hope you find a remedy in this developing nightmare, good luck!
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:10 AM   #48
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I just saw a feature on these pests on "Nightline." They're all over the place. A company in Texas hunts them using high tech military equipment, night vision goggles, etc. A population can double in six months. They can put rabbits to shame in their reproduction rate.
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:34 AM   #49
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I just saw a feature on these pests on "Nightline." They're all over the place. A company in Texas hunts them using high tech military equipment, night vision goggles, etc. A population can double in six months. They can put rabbits to shame in their reproduction rate.
I read somewhere that at least 60% of the population has to be eliminated every year just to keep the current numbers. Eliminate any less than 60% and annually and the population is growing...
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I believe the highest concentration of this nuisance is in Scott, NY area. This are is located just north of Cortland. I believe the DEC has the populaton at or around a 100 in this area. A couple of hunters from Camillus bagged 2 pigs just over 300 pounds last spring. Syracuse.com had pictures but I can't seem to locate the web page..Nonetheless they were massive. I live in Cortland and I'm starting to see evidence of them in Tuller Hill Forest area just south of Cortland. Hopefully the pig roasts start popping up every weekend!!!!
Would this be private lands, state, farm lands????
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Would this be private lands, state, farm lands???? The answer would be yes to all of the above.
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:23 PM   #52
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http://news.yahoo.com/1m-pilot-proje...--finance.html

Wonder how this will work out!
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:06 PM   #53
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:57 AM   #54
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Another article from Conservationist for additional background:

http://www.dec.ny.gov/pubs/85018.html
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:13 AM   #55
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I hope they are putting all that meat to good use.
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:28 AM   #56
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I hope they are putting all that meat to good use.
Be careful...Feral pigs can carry and transmit a couple nasty diseases.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/n...health-nation/

Just another non-native, invasive, species that threatens our native wildlife and plants, crops, and economy. Kill them all.
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:58 PM   #57
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The triple-four is ready. Let 'em get to Franklin County and I'll be collecting bacon. I'll get the smoker going.

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Old 03-19-2013, 07:14 PM   #58
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The lil porkers are harder than deers to hunt... Period...

Unregulated hunting over bait seems to make the lil porkers more wary..

Cage traps set over a period of weeks seem to only catch pups....

This is a big problem...

The helicopter shoot seemed to leave more than a few wounded pigs...

I was not happy with that,,,finish it off....




Are we dealing with a take no mercy invasion..perhaps..
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:22 PM   #59
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If you look on the imaps invasives map, you can see what counties they've been reported in, and how many reports have been made. Here's what the Adirondack region looks like:

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Old 04-23-2013, 12:24 AM   #60
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DEC advises just to shoot them; not hunt them. Reason being pressure would force them to scatter & spread to other areas.
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