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How about adding hogs to this

Matki15

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Man I don’t know where in Louisiana you’re hunting but we’ve got plenty of deer out here in these swamps and pine thickets! We do have to sort through a lot of hogs in spots but adding those to the contest is just going to make it harder for the mods to keep track of everyone’s kills. Contest is just for fun and bragging rights anyway!
 

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It would even out the score for some of us southern guys who can count on both hands how many deer they saw last year
Interesting idea. Maybe a hog is with 5 point just a doe would be? I hunted hogs in Alabama and it wasn’t easy by any means. Those suckers want to stay alive just as much as a deer does.
 

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Most southern states have the highest population of deer so that makes no sense. Plus you can hunt deer in every state. Some states don’t even have hogs. Some states don’t allow hog hunting even if they have hogs. Have to disagree with this one.
 

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Most southern states have the highest population of deer so that makes no sense. Plus you can hunt deer in every state. Some states don’t even have hogs. Some states don’t allow hog hunting even if they have hogs. Have to disagree with this one.
I won’t disagree about deer populations, but hogs are listed as invasive species by pretty much any wild life agency in North America. What state has a feral hog population but will not allow them to be hunted even if it’s only during small game season?
 

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I won’t disagree about deer populations, but hogs are listed as invasive species by pretty much any wild life agency in North America. What state has a feral hog population but will not allow them to be hunted even if it’s only during small game season?


  • State: Kansas
  • Website: http://www.kdwp.state.ks.us/
  • Feral Hunting: It is illegal to hunt feral hogs in Kansas. Only landowners looking to remove feral hogs from their property are allowed to shoot hogs (no sport hunting)


  • State: Missouri
  • Website: http://mdc.mo.gov/
  • Feral Hunting: No – the Conservation Department discourages hunting specifically for feral hogs in Missouri. As per the state’s 2015 Hunting and Trapping Regulations, hunters who are afield for other game and encounter a feral hog are encouraged to report the sighting at 573-522-4115, ext. 3296 rather than engage with or shoot the animal.
  • State: Nebraska
  • Website: http://outdoornebraska.ne.gov/
  • Feral Hunting: No; it is illegal to hog hunt in Nebraska.
  • State: Nevada
  • Website: http://agri.nv.gov/
  • Feral Hunting: No –It is illegal to hunt feral pigs in Nevada. They are under the jurisdictional of the state’s Department of Agriculture.

  • State: New York
  • Website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/
  • Feral Hunting: No – in 2014 the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) adopted a new regulation which prohibits the hunting and/or trapping of feral hogs throughout New York State.


  • State: Vermont
  • Website: http://www.vtfishandwildlife.com/
  • Feral Hunting: No – Vermont requests that any feral swine sightings be reported to Vermont Wildlife Services.
 
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I won’t disagree about deer populations, but hogs are listed as invasive species by pretty much any wild life agency in North America. What state has a feral hog population but will not allow them to be hunted even if it’s only during small game season?
Missouri
 

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  • State: Kansas
  • Website: http://www.kdwp.state.ks.us/
  • Feral Hunting: It is illegal to hunt feral hogs in Kansas. Only landowners looking to remove feral hogs from their property are allowed to shoot hogs (no sport hunting)


  • State: Missouri
  • Website: http://mdc.mo.gov/
  • Feral Hunting: No – the Conservation Department discourages hunting specifically for feral hogs in Missouri. As per the state’s 2015 Hunting and Trapping Regulations, hunters who are afield for other game and encounter a feral hog are encouraged to report the sighting at 573-522-4115, ext. 3296 rather than engage with or shoot the animal.
  • State: Nebraska
  • Website: http://outdoornebraska.ne.gov/
  • Feral Hunting: No; it is illegal to hog hunt in Nebraska.
  • State: Nevada
  • Website: http://agri.nv.gov/
  • Feral Hunting: No –It is illegal to hunt feral pigs in Nevada. They are under the jurisdictional of the state’s Department of Agriculture.

  • State: New York
  • Website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/
  • Feral Hunting: No – in 2014 the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) adopted a new regulation which prohibits the hunting and/or trapping of feral hogs throughout New York State.


  • State: Vermont
  • Website: http://www.vtfishandwildlife.com/
  • Feral Hunting: No – Vermont requests that any feral swine sightings be reported to Vermont Wildlife Services.
Wow! I don’t pay attention to states other than Fl and Ga so that is incredible. Do states like Vermont have confirmed cases of wild hog? Some of the states probably make that law to discourage hunters from “relocating” hog into the state because they want to be able to hunt them. That would make sense. I am in shock that the Midwest states wouldn’t allow it unless they fear people would mistakenly shoot resident farm livestock’s but mistake. Most of them say report feral hog sightings. I wonder if that’s for protection since large groups of hogs have attacked and killed humans?
I am honestly shocked that many states wouldn’t allow hunting them. They cause so many issues to agricultural areas, native plant damage, and they will compete and win out against deer in their natural habitats because they grow faster, larger, are predators, and they reproduce in higher numbers. They’ve been known to eat small fawn. I just can’t imagine a state not letting you hunt them for sport.
 

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  • State: Kansas
  • Website: http://www.kdwp.state.ks.us/
  • Feral Hunting: It is illegal to hunt feral hogs in Kansas. Only landowners looking to remove feral hogs from their property are allowed to shoot hogs (no sport hunting)


  • State: Missouri
  • Website: http://mdc.mo.gov/
  • Feral Hunting: No – the Conservation Department discourages hunting specifically for feral hogs in Missouri. As per the state’s 2015 Hunting and Trapping Regulations, hunters who are afield for other game and encounter a feral hog are encouraged to report the sighting at 573-522-4115, ext. 3296 rather than engage with or shoot the animal.
  • State: Nebraska
  • Website: http://outdoornebraska.ne.gov/
  • Feral Hunting: No; it is illegal to hog hunt in Nebraska.
  • State: Nevada
  • Website: http://agri.nv.gov/
  • Feral Hunting: No –It is illegal to hunt feral pigs in Nevada. They are under the jurisdictional of the state’s Department of Agriculture.

  • State: New York
  • Website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/
  • Feral Hunting: No – in 2014 the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) adopted a new regulation which prohibits the hunting and/or trapping of feral hogs throughout New York State.


  • State: Vermont
  • Website: http://www.vtfishandwildlife.com/
  • Feral Hunting: No – Vermont requests that any feral swine sightings be reported to Vermont Wildlife Services.
Well, there you go.
 

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Wow! I don’t pay attention to states other than Fl and Ga so that is incredible. Do states like Vermont have confirmed cases of wild hog? Some of the states probably make that law to discourage hunters from “relocating” hog into the state because they want to be able to hunt them. That would make sense. I am in shock that the Midwest states wouldn’t allow it unless they fear people would mistakenly shoot resident farm livestock’s but mistake. Most of them say report feral hog sightings. I wonder if that’s for protection since large groups of hogs have attacked and killed humans?
I am honestly shocked that many states wouldn’t allow hunting them. They cause so many issues to agricultural areas, native plant damage, and they will compete and win out against deer in their natural habitats because they grow faster, larger, are predators, and they reproduce in higher numbers. They’ve been known to eat small fawn. I just can’t imagine a state not letting you hunt them for sport.
Completely agree!!! Wish we could hunt them!
 

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Well, there you go.
Thanks for that. How does them going nocturnal make removing efforts harder? Here in Fl, when companies or state agencies set up trapping for removal, they use large pen systems with automated feeders. So it doesn’t matter if it’s day or night, the hogs go in and get trapped. Their removal is hard because they breed many offspring at a time multiple times a year. They grow quickly and they are smarter than most wild animals. I can see mistaking a domestic hog for a wild one as we had a domestic pig get out once and the neighbor shot it thinking it was a feral. So that definitely makes sense.
 

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I won’t disagree about deer populations, but hogs are listed as invasive species by pretty much any wild life agency in North America. What state has a feral hog population but will not allow them to be hunted even if it’s only during small game season?
Missouri won’t let you shoot them on state lands due to the possibility of dispersing groups and prevent mass trapping operations
 

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Thanks for that. How does them going nocturnal make removing efforts harder? Here in Fl, when companies or state agencies set up trapping for removal, they use large pen systems with automated feeders. So it doesn’t matter if it’s day or night, the hogs go in and get trapped. Their removal is hard because they breed many offspring at a time multiple times a year. They grow quickly and they are smarter than most wild animals. I can see mistaking a domestic hog for a wild one as we had a domestic pig get out once and the neighbor shot it thinking it was a feral. So that definitely makes sense.
See @rhagenw response. This is most likely why all the states listed, as well as a few others that aren't, don't want them hunted right now.
 

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Missouri won’t let you shoot them on state lands due to the possibility of dispersing groups and prevent mass trapping operations
In Tx and Fl mass trapping operations don’t even make a dent in hog populations so they say shoot em any time of the year, night or day, with pretty much any ammo… We haven’t taken up helicopters with AR’s but I think it’s coming soon. I see them wrecking cars on A1A coastal highways down here. lol if they do add hogs to any contest, I dare say Floridians and Texans will have some advantages. With Louisiana and Georgia not far behind :sweatsmile:
 

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In Tx and Fl mass trapping operations don’t even make a dent in hog populations so they say shoot em any time of the year, night or day, with pretty much any ammo… We haven’t taken up helicopters with AR’s but I think it’s coming soon. I see them wrecking cars on A1A coastal highways down here. lol if they do add hogs to any contest, I dare say Floridians and Texans will have some advantages. With Louisiana and Georgia not far behind :sweatsmile:
Lol Missouri is trying to prevent that I believe we are putting a dent in them and only have been spotted in isolated pockets...most likely due to people relocating them...
 

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Lol Missouri is trying to prevent that I believe we are putting a dent in them and only have been spotted in isolated pockets...most likely due to people relocating them...
Yea once your hog population hits a million even if only 35% are sows, she can have 6 to 9 babies a year. So then your population is 2.1 million or higher the following year. Mass trappings don’t even make a dent at that point. It is crazy.
 

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Crazy! That’s a lot of bacon! I don’t believe we are past the 4 digit mark but I may be mistaking...zero reports up my way
 

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Crazy! That’s a lot of bacon! I don’t believe we are past the 4 digit mark but I may be mistaking...zero reports up my way
I would gladly trade a million hogs if it meant 30% of our deer population would grow to be as large as yours lol
 
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