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Old 01-17-2012, 09:12 PM   #21
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And if hunting them one by one is not the best way to eliminate / at least minimize the population , then I'm all for any land owners doing the old fashioned thing. Put food out in a clear area, when the hogs get used to that then put up a straight line of fence and keep feeding them. Next step continue on till you get 4 sides of the fence with a strong gate. When full , you close the gate and fresh pork for the whole neighborhood
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:40 PM   #22
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There have been a few articles on Syracuse.com about feral hogs.

http://search.syracuse.com/feral+hogs.

Does anyone know what the current population estimate is.
From what I've learned, population estimates are hard to come by and fraught with uncertainty. What I can tell you is that an estimate of around 3,000 was made for Pennsylvania, which may have more wild hogs than NY state.
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Old 01-18-2012, 02:13 PM   #23
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And if hunting them one by one is not the best way to eliminate / at least minimize the population , then I'm all for any land owners doing the old fashioned thing. Put food out in a clear area, when the hogs get used to that then put up a straight line of fence and keep feeding them. Next step continue on till you get 4 sides of the fence with a strong gate. When full , you close the gate and fresh pork for the whole neighborhood
I spent a summer on a bait preference study on wild hogs in the Smokies back in the day, so I know a thing or two about hogs and what they like to eat. We tested groupings of 4 hogs at a time on a whole schedule of different baits.

If you want to feed hogs, all you need is corn feed. If you really want to attract them to the feed, it gets mildly more expensive and smelly.

By far, our hogs' favorite bait was sour mashed corn. A close second (maybe 40% less effective) was corn soaked in beer (which I would normally consider alcohol abuse, but 1) we only used Red White & Blue brand, and 2) wild boar meat is worth it). A distant third was corn soaked in strawberry extract.

Happy Hunting! Don't send any to Rhode Island.

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Old 01-18-2012, 06:12 PM   #24
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So what your saying is I should put a pile of shell corn out in front of my treestand sprinkle a few cans of cheap beer on the corn, then a day or two later set up in the treestand and wait for feral hogs to come runnin.......... that sounds to easy
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:27 PM   #25
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or better yet, take some used sour mash and spread that about...we won't talk about where that used mash came from or what it distilled into...

but some beer makers will have some,as well as some wine makers, sort of...
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:04 PM   #26
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The man should legalize whisky stills. Then we would have enough sour mash to aid in the control of the pig problem. Everyone would be happy, except the tax man and Jim Beam. Just think about it whisky and pork, makes me mouth water.
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:03 PM   #27
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10 years ago we had 6 hogs running around in the neighbor hood. DEC said to shoot them when seen. With in a couple of days 3 of them were shot and before summers end the other 3 were on the spit.
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:47 AM   #28
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Here's a recent update on the hogs near Peru, NY:

http://pressrepublican.com/0100_news...ar-infestation
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:26 PM   #29
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I would think they would be good eating...no?
Yes they are!

Not going to be like pork in the store, probably leaner and considering what they eat you want to be very careful with dressing and preparing.

What type of hogs are they? From the story it sounds like a heritage strain that escaped and is now feral, if that's the case I'd say they are definately goot eatin'!
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:03 PM   #30
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Braise them down all day long, nice and slow until the meat literally starts falling apart. Then put the wild boar 'stew' on some homemade jonnycakes.

Now, where did I put that old 45-70.........
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:28 AM   #31
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I don't believe that Feral Hogs would be able to survive the winters in the Adirondacks. They would be able to survive in the areas of agriculture along the edges of the park.
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:21 AM   #32
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I don't believe that Feral Hogs would be able to survive the winters in the Adirondacks. They would be able to survive in the areas of agriculture along the edges of the park.
Is that for lack of food or shelter or both?
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:19 PM   #33
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Is that for lack of food or shelter or both?
Lack of food. Pigs are rooters. Once the ground is frozen and covered with a couple feet of snow they would have a very hard time finding enough food to keep them alive. They are not very well adapted to browsing like the whitetail deer.
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:31 PM   #34
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Except, that pigs are omnivores so I'm sure they'll be able to survive of winter killed deer. Wouldn't be surprised if they even killed weak deer they came across.
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:37 PM   #35
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Must have been a good winter for them barely any hardpack
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id be up for a hunt...and BBQ.... who knows where they are lets go..!!
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:03 PM   #37
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id be up for a hunt...and BBQ.... who knows where they are lets go..!!
Let me know if you do - I'd be in.
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I wish it were that easy , I'd love to erase them from our property.
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:17 PM   #39
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Are those hogs any different than the coyote. I know they tear up roots but there isn't enough space in the park?
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:27 AM   #40
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I wish it were that easy , I'd love to erase them from our property.
Is your property in St. Lawrence county? Can you describe some of the detrimental activities? Thx!
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