Hog hunting on private land

by J. Proud

October 27, 2010, QUESTION:
We put up a deer feeder and hogs have invaded the feeder, but they only come in at night. How can I solve the problem before they get closer to my house?

ANSWER: Some people would welcome the opportunity to take a hog. But it sounds like you're in an urban environment and don't particularily want to deal with hogs. To save your deer feeder, you need to put up a low, 3-foot fence with lots of posts to secure it and a wire skirt at the bottom on the outside of the fence. Try and stay tight to the ground on your skirt, possibly using stakes. And it's best not to have corners as the hogs will concentrate at the corners and push through. I prefer round enclosures because there are no corners; and deer can almost step over a 3-foot fence so it's not a problem. The fence should extend well beyond the limit of any feed the feeder dispenses.

The hogs may have already been there and just weren't a problem until you put the feeder up. Until they move on, keep external smells outside to a minimum; such as pet food, garbage, or anything else with a distinct odor.

If you don't want to hunt the hogs, you may check around and find someone who is willing to trap them and remove them for free. If you do want to hunt the hogs, it would be legal to hunt them at night. If you're real quiet, you could sit up and wait for them and use a bright light and a quick aim. But understand this only gets you some bacon. They can breed faster than you can load bullets. So it's best to keep the attractions away so they will move on.

Hope this helps.

Kenny Presnell

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Feb 24, 2011
HOG hunting this year
by: Anonymous

Well Rich and I went to Babcock during its last hog hunting season We saw one very nice Hog as we rode to the area we wanted to hunt. Unfortunately it was 15 minutes before we could legally shoot anything. The rest of the day we saw nothing no other animals at all except 2 squirrels. We did see lots of Hog sign though. I think out of the 2 day season only 3 or 4 hogs were taken out of Babcock Ranches that weekend.
We went to Spirit of the wild last Monday, President's day, once again we saw no Hogs. We don't now if anything was bagged that weekend. I was really hoping to see some Raccoons but had no luck there.
We could use any tips you Gents want to give us on Hog hunting in Florida.
We may try to Turkey Hunt during the next coming season, but I really want to bag a Hog.

Jan 22, 2011
Donate Hog Meat to Charities
by: Anonymous

I spoke to one of my Pastors at Calvary Chapel of Ft.Lauderdale and he stated that any Hog meat donated would be Gladly accepted, just let him know and he will get it to those in dire need. So Kenny as soon as we get the ok from a land owner we're ready! Again this is a great opportunity for some fun for the guys and I. As well as a chance to help so many in need, and of course put an end to their Hog nightmare! Looking forward to hearing from you soon...

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