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    12-07-2012, 02:11 PM
  #11
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Inga, the park is like a sanctuary and there is no hunting at all. It is a bird watching haven, etc. ect. Ect.

We wouldn't want them to open hunting up in there as it would interfere with our riding but it wouldn't hurt our feelings if the city went in and "forcibly" removed them!!!

I know what you mean. There is a state forest where we ride as well which is no hunting but... I have seen people out there with bow and arrow. Certain nationalities seem to not follow the no hunting rules around this area. Maybe I should tell them about your hog problem as it would be worth it for them to poach on your land. Ha ha Bacon is expensive right now.
     
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    12-07-2012, 02:48 PM
  #12
QOS
Green Broke
Flygap, after Hurricane Rita we had hogs running EVERYWHERE. Huge @$$ hogs - hogzilla size. They were running out in the salt grass and the storm drove them inward. I delivered a wedding cake one day and the man there told me the week before his daughter hit one out on Hwy 73 - she said it just appeared running along the Dodge Durango and ran it front of her. She said it looked as tall as the Durango! It totaled her brand new vehicle. We have seen some big ones killed on the roads. There is a huge sow out at the park that is solid black except for a saucer sized white spot on her left flank. Always has young pigs with her.

They have oinked at me up in the front of the park in the woods. I was riding by myself. LOL a few months ago we were going down Willow Bayou to get into the woods and we heard growling. Kellie yelled GO FASTER IT IS GROWLING hahahah we hauled butt! We didn't know they growled.

It has gotten to the point where I wouldn't advise walking/hiking out there. I can't say they have ever acted aggressively but we are on horses not on the ground.
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    12-07-2012, 02:54 PM
  #13
QOS
Green Broke
Inga, I think the city should have a "private hunt" for their employees and give the meat to families in need. That would be a win win.

Tyrrell Park is part of the Gulf Coast Bird Trail and is considered a prime bird watching site. There are so many different birds out there that even I haven't seen and I have lived here all my life. We saw some really funny looking birds the last time we rode 2 weeks ago. (didn't get out last weekend) Hubby knows some of them - pool doos (I may not be spelling that anywhere near right), Mexican Squeeler Ducks, these cute spoonbills with rose on their wings. And regular things like cardinals, blue jays...some really cute little neon green finch looking birds in the winter, herons and cranes of all kinds.

Hahahaha Maybe we need to start an equine/birdwatching trail ride.

Celeste, there are companies that do that - I say more power to them!!!
     
    12-07-2012, 02:56 PM
  #14
Trained
I would think that the hogs would be wreaking havoc on any ground nesting bird populations. We have turkey and quail here, and I don't think that their nests would survive hogs.
     
    12-07-2012, 03:09 PM
  #15
Green Broke
They're awful here.. Georgia is (regretfully) the wild hog *capitol* of the U.S... "Hogzilla" was killed less than 2 hours from my house. I have many friends, myself included, that hog hunt.. We run dogs, trap, shoot out of stands.. If we see a hog, it's dead. They are still over running everything.. It's gotten so out of hand that farmers are digging big trenches around their fields, a large herd of hogs can wipe out MANY acres of crops overnight. Hog hunting is a big thing where I live, especially being so close to Abbeville and Hawkinsville.. My family has 5,000 acres of trophy managed hunting land and as I said earlier, hogs are killed on sight.

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    12-07-2012, 06:15 PM
  #16
QOS
Green Broke
They are over running us too!!! Most of them are at least that size or bigger that we have seen. Most I would say would be in the 300-400 lb range.
     
    12-08-2012, 12:31 AM
  #17
Green Broke
If they're on a WMA, they're definitely going to get huge, just can't hunt them and they have no predators. Just eat, sleep, and breed... Are y'all able to kill others that aren't on the WMA?
     
    12-08-2012, 01:38 AM
  #18
QOS
Green Broke
Yes..lots of people hunt them...just can't hunt in Tyrrell. They have placed out traps but I have yet to see a hog in one of them. One of the county landfills is on the other side of the bayou and we can see it from certain parts. YooooHaaaaa....They have a major food supply there too. There is another golf course not too far from the landfill. Hubby plays there all the time. I will have to ask him if the hogs tear up that course!
     
    12-08-2012, 02:34 AM
  #19
Trained
I had Javelina running through my place in AZ. Kept finding my cans of grain dumped out on the ground and kept seeing black & tan butts running away, I thought it was local dogs. One day I saw a black and tan behind going into my feed shed (I moved the grain to the tack room) and thought it was the *%($ dog returned. I ran into the shed and r'ared back to kick that dog right in his butt and hollered for my gun so I could shoot him. About the time my foot connected, my hubby yells, "PIIIIIIIIG" and I FLEW up the hay stack to get away from a very p*ssed off mamma piggy and then I saw her babies........OOOOPS! I got very good at spotting them before they spotted me, because everyone in AZ is crazy and you can't shoot the dam* things......or you couldn't when we left.

I knew it was time to leave for good when I found Gila Monsters living under the water softener and got told they had to stay because they're protected.......SAY WHAT?
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    12-08-2012, 10:54 AM
  #20
QOS
Green Broke
Dream Catcher glad Momma Pig didn't rip your legs off. They get all pissy over getting a boot in the ham hock!!! The first time I saw and not just heard them, we were at the big bridge and one of the ladies was answering the call of nature. I was on Biscuit in an area where I could see over the pipeline and all of a sudden the hog with the white spot came out of the woods with about 4 or 5 younger pigs. She was HUGE and the others looked a little taller than knee high. LOL we yelled get on your horse!!! One of the other ladies was just off of her horse and bless her heart she is terrified of the hogs. She was saying the other day that she actually jumped on her horse without the aid of her stirrup. That is too funny because we are not kids - we are chunky bunky 50+ year old ladies who for the most part use a mounting block to get on!!!
     

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