Hogs at OKCGC

Burk Cornelius

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Shane and I were out at the blackpowder range a few weeks ago and it was completely destroyed. Has any one seen hogs out there?

The ground was trashed out there and it looked like hogs

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drmitchgibson

The white Morgan Freeman
Certain people we know have been hunting them with special permissions. They have destroyed more than just the muzzleloader range.
 

Burk Cornelius

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Mitch Gibson said:
Certain people we know have been hunting them with special permissions. They have destroyed more than just the muzzleloader range.
Really? I had no idea. Tell me about it Saturday

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jtischauser

I'm addicted to kicking ass
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Mitch Gibson said:
Certain people we know have been hunting them with special permissions. They have destroyed more than just the muzzleloader range.
Apparently they need help.
 

dennishoddy

Moderator
Spencer said:
I didn't realize they were that far south yet. They are up north of crescent already.

Dynamic 3-gun targets?
Every county in Oklahoma has them now.
You will never eliminate them.
Controlling them by trapping is 10X more effective than hunting them, although not near as much fun.
 

Burk Cornelius

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dennishoddy said:
Every county in Oklahoma has them now.
You will never eliminate them.
Controlling them by trapping is 10X more effective than hunting them, although not near as much fun.
I figured you could shoot more of them than you trap? Not true?
 

Ksmirk

Well-Known Member
Trading is the only way to get rid of a mess, shooting them is more fun BUT you'll never get more than trapping! played that game before. Went to a place and shot 3 hogs 1 weekend, buddy set a trap and got 19 in a weekend. Later,

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dennishoddy

Moderator
Burk Cornelius said:
I figured you could shoot more of them than you trap? Not true?
Hogs by nature are an animal that is an opportunistic feeder and is not territorial. They eat, move along, eat, and keep wandering.
Exactly the opposite of a deer that is very territorial and may spend its entire life in 1 square mile or so depending on the terrain.

Trapping with a preferred food source will take out the entire sounder of pigs. They can breed up to 4 times a year in warmer climates and the litters are large.

Like has been posted, and I saw at the Backwoods Show in OKC today there are traps that have video feeds, and remote capabilities.

Shooting them from a helicopter is the second best. The Oklahoma Dept of Wildlife uses this method a lot to control the numbers.

On Kaw lake , one day they killed 171, and a few months later killed almost that many.

Pigs hang out in the most dense cover available during the day and feed mostly at night, although if there is a feeder throwing corn in the area they will start coming to it in the day time.

In Oklahoma, no hunting license is required and there no limit. They are the only animal in Ok that is allowed to be shot with 00 buck.
 

jtischauser

I'm addicted to kicking ass
Staff member
Can't you trap them, load your XRail and 50 round pMag drum then get close by then let them out of the cage and unload? That sounds like the most fun.
 

dennishoddy

Moderator
Jesse Tischauser said:
Can't you trap them, load your XRail and 50 round pMag drum then get close by then let them out of the cage and unload? That sounds like the most fun.
A 500 acre wheat field, and an elevated platform work best for this scenario.

About 20 of them around a cheap feeder and 10 lbs of tannerite provides much enjoyment as well.
 

Burk Cornelius

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Staff member
Do we have a better handle on the hog population at OKCGC now? When we shot the IPSC rifle match, it didn't seem to be as torn up at the muzzle loader range.
 

Wall

El Diablo
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mike_pinto said:
Putting handles on hogs is not advisable.. They get very angry when you try and fasten them down. Holding the ears accomplishes the same thing and is much less intrusive..
They don't particularly like that either. They don't really like much of anything, they're just kinda mean that way.
 
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