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(New York Daily News)   Feral hogs are running loose and multiplying in New York, whose residents are okay with this because a) free-range bacon and b) at least they're not like deer, staring at oncoming traffic like stoners looking into a fridge   (nydailynews.com) divider line 201
    More: Interesting, New York, wild boars, Porky Pig, Jesus Montero, british tv, Houdini, domestic pig  
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2011-09-06 12:15:17 PM  
Sounds like Salem's Lot.


/scary story
 
2011-09-06 12:15:34 PM  
Feral hog bacondoes not taste like fat farm piggie bacon.

You can still eat it, but it's just not the same.
 
2011-09-06 12:17:07 PM  
I've heard they are spreading northward in Illinois too. As yet there is no season and no restrictions for hunting them. I for one, am looking forward to their arrival in my area.
 
2011-09-06 12:17:07 PM  
I read that as "Federal Hogs"
 
2011-09-06 12:17:25 PM  
I wonder what a BLT from hog bacon would taste like...
 
2011-09-06 12:17:26 PM  
Snooki's back in the States?
 
2011-09-06 12:17:51 PM  
I read it as "Feral ho's"
 
2011-09-06 12:18:05 PM  
There are feral hogs in NYC too though they tend to run around Times Square wearing fanny packs asking directions to Olive Garden
 
2011-09-06 12:19:34 PM  
Dinner is served. I love problems that can be solved by eating the problem source.
 
2011-09-06 12:20:00 PM  
Okay with this, my ass. Feral hogs are nasty, destructive, invasive, non-native beasts who got no reason to live, from what I'm told. Here in Wisconsin they're on the "GET RID OF THESE farkERS FOR US, SHOOT EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM, PLEASE" list.
 
2011-09-06 12:20:14 PM  
Chaz?
 
2011-09-06 12:20:22 PM  

Take Home Pay: I read that as "Federal Hogs"


Me too!!!
 
2011-09-06 12:20:43 PM  
ugh, as much as i love the taste, the trade off of having those things around really isn't worth it. they're nasty destructive varmint.
 
2011-09-06 12:21:11 PM  
FTA "In Texas, the population has swelled to an estimated 2 million, leading officials to allow hunters aboard helicopters to cull the creatures with machine guns."

Awesome.
 
2011-09-06 12:21:13 PM  

phaseolus: Okay with this, my ass. Feral hogs are nasty, destructive, invasive, non-native beasts who got no reason to live, from what I'm told. Here in Wisconsin they're on the "GET RID OF THESE farkERS FOR US, SHOOT EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM, PLEASE" list.


those aren't the only non-natives that are on your list... >.>
 
2011-09-06 12:21:20 PM  
They need to get control of those boars fast. Those things breed like rabbits, have no natural predators besides humans in the U.S, and will destroy all of the land in sight looking for food. Just ask people in the South East.
 
2011-09-06 12:21:32 PM  
The real question is: Who left the door open on subby's mom's cage?
 
2011-09-06 12:21:33 PM  
I've only been as far in as Rochester....
 
2011-09-06 12:21:36 PM  

cgraves67: I've heard they are spreading northward in Illinois too. As yet there is no season and no restrictions for hunting them. I for one, am looking forward to their arrival in my area.


No, you really shouldn't. They are a disease. We have them at our ranch. You think you may be making a dent in their population (we killed 17 last year), but for everyone 1 you kill, 3 more are popping out. They destroy anything in their path. I always carry my .25-06 when out there in case I see one, they're shoot on sight.

On a related note, Texas just passed hunting for feral hogs from helicopters (pops). My dad and I are looking to set one up in our area around Christmas time as a gift to my godfather. He's the one who owns the ranch and would love to do something like this.
 
2011-09-06 12:22:14 PM  
In some areas, you get to kill these things for a stipend, and you get to keep the dead animal. So you get paid to kill something and you get a (nearly) free meal out of it.
 
2011-09-06 12:23:00 PM  
c) . . . ?
 
2011-09-06 12:23:38 PM  
HERE IS WHY WE NEED GUNS IN NEW YORK CITY! WE GOTTA PROTECT OURSELVES FROM FERAL HOGS!!!!!!

BUT WHY CAN'T WE BE ARMED??? THE FEDERAL PIGS DON'T LIKE TO SEE THEIR COUSINS GUNNED DOWN IN THE STREET!!!

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEE-HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWW!
 
2011-09-06 12:24:01 PM  
They should ban domestic hunts. And immediately open the gates on wild hunts, without restriction.
 
2011-09-06 12:24:11 PM  
Yeah, when their lawns get completely excavated over night, the hogs won't be so cute. They need to be shot on sight and buried deep so the coyotes don't feast.
 
2011-09-06 12:24:48 PM  

Loucifer: FTA "In Texas, the population has swelled to an estimated 2 million, leading officials to allow hunters aboard helicopters to cull the creatures with machine guns."

Awesome.


Awesome, but sadly untrue. The use of automatic weapons for hunting, even from helicopters, is illegal in Texas.
 
2011-09-06 12:24:53 PM  
 
2011-09-06 12:25:03 PM  
Best way to deal with feral hogs is to kill the bastards from helicopters.

Attack helicopters.

/a friend of mine and I have this fantasy about going to eastern europe and hunting radioactive boars from Chernobyl at night with Geiger counters attached to our guns
//think "the motion sensor ambush scene from Aliens" but with wild boar
 
2011-09-06 12:25:59 PM  
OMG! How to prepare Wild Pork.. Link (new window)
 
2011-09-06 12:26:51 PM  

Genju: In some areas, you get to kill these things for a stipend, and you get to keep the dead animal. So you get paid to kill something and you get a (nearly) free meal out of it.


oddly enough i saw a show on national geo channel about california game wardens who were trying to bust a guy for "poaching" wild hogs.... and i was outraged. They should kill all of them whenever they see them, everytime.

so stupid
 
2011-09-06 12:26:59 PM  
Yeha feralhopgs dig up so much ground tear up underbrush. Them and nutria sould be shoot on sight
 
2011-09-06 12:28:39 PM  

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: Best way to deal with feral hogs is to kill the bastards from helicopters.

Attack helicopters.

/a friend of mine and I have this fantasy about going to eastern europe and hunting radioactive boars from Chernobyl at night with Geiger counters attached to our guns
//think "the motion sensor ambush scene from Aliens" but with wild boar


boonage.pjss2.net

Bebop is waiting for you...
 
2011-09-06 12:29:10 PM  
If feral hogs could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down with machine guns? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason.
 
2011-09-06 12:29:49 PM  
I want to hunt those bastards with a flamethrower. Anything i don't finish eating will be placed in a tupperware for future consumption.
 
2011-09-06 12:29:52 PM  

Click Click D'oh: Loucifer: FTA "In Texas, the population has swelled to an estimated 2 million, leading officials to allow hunters aboard helicopters to cull the creatures with machine guns."

Awesome.

Awesome, but sadly untrue. The use of automatic weapons for hunting, even from helicopters, is illegal in Texas.


Let us have our little machine guns from helicopters fantasy. Please?
 
2011-09-06 12:29:59 PM  
Can I blame George Soros?????


Pleeeeez???
 
2011-09-06 12:30:10 PM  
Feral pigs are bad news.

Although I've heard they can be tasty prepared correctly.
 
2011-09-06 12:30:48 PM  

scottydoesntknow: cgraves67: I've heard they are spreading northward in Illinois too. As yet there is no season and no restrictions for hunting them. I for one, am looking forward to their arrival in my area.

No, you really shouldn't. They are a disease. We have them at our ranch. You think you may be making a dent in their population (we killed 17 last year), but for everyone 1 you kill, 3 more are popping out. They destroy anything in their path. I always carry my .25-06 when out there in case I see one, they're shoot on sight.

On a related note, Texas just passed hunting for feral hogs from helicopters (pops). My dad and I are looking to set one up in our area around Christmas time as a gift to my godfather. He's the one who owns the ranch and would love to do something like this.


I've heard they are clever. Are they skittish much? I was thinking of hunting them with my .223. Good choice or should I use a .30-06?

I'm not a farmer, so I don't much care about what they do to the land. I actually consider it a benefit because it will incentivize the state to keep the hunting restrictions to a minimum.
 
2011-09-06 12:31:15 PM  
Coming soon: The Hogzilla that ate Cleveland.

I can't imagine that feral pigs are very useful additions to the local ecology.

They are gigantic relative to wild pigs and they are omnivores. They'll devour birds nests, root up plants, destroy trees and bushes, and generally grow fat on everything edible. They'll also be a menace to people in the country and possibly suburbs--hunters, fishermen, campers, hikers, farm people, etc.

The best idea is to hunt them to extinction as fast as possible. I doubt if they are a useful substitute for black bears, the native omnivore in the North American ecosystems. True, some invasive species can settle into ecosystems without too much damage, but the pig is one of the more dangerous species to introduce anywhere. Like goats, rabbits, dogs, cats, rats, sheep, etc., they can devastate the environment, wiping out species by the hundreds.
 
2011-09-06 12:32:06 PM  
Farking napalm, man!
 
2011-09-06 12:32:28 PM  

groppet: Yeha feralhopgs dig up so much ground tear up underbrush. Them and nutria sould be shoot on sight


Is that English?
 
2011-09-06 12:32:35 PM  

griffer: Can I blame George Soros?????


Pleeeeez???


No, this is clearly a failure inherited from the previous administration.
 
2011-09-06 12:32:45 PM  

phaseolus: Okay with this, my ass. Feral hogs are nasty, destructive, invasive, non-native beasts who got no reason to live, from what I'm told. Here in Wisconsin they're on the "GET RID OF THESE farkERS FOR US, SHOOT EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM, PLEASE" list.


My roommate has a tree farm in central wisconsin. He hasn't seen any hogs on the property yet (it is 500 acres though). He did say if he saw any, he and I could get to go up there and spend a long weekend rooting them out, multiple weekends if necessary. Since they're not protected, it should be legal to bait too. I'm looking forward to this fall for deer hunting too.
 
2011-09-06 12:32:51 PM  

ChubbyTiger: Let us have our little machine guns from helicopters fantasy. Please?


What about bed mounted Vulcans in 4x4s?

Broncos, not Jeeps.
 
2011-09-06 12:32:58 PM  

astralvortex: I want to hunt those bastards with a flamethrower. Anything i don't finish eating will be placed in a tupperware for future consumption.


Yea only problem with that is you have to be on the ground within charging distance of a boar to light him up. If you've ever seen a boar go full rage-mode, they are damn near unstoppable and will not die until you die first.

Imagine a really pissed off boar charging you. Now imagine him ON FIRE!
 
2011-09-06 12:33:11 PM  

ongbok: They need to get control of those boars fast. Those things breed like rabbits, have no natural predators besides humans in the U.S, and will destroy all of the land in sight looking for food. Just ask people in the South East.


We have them in spades around here... I've seen families of sow and piglets along the main road to my house, munching on someone's lawn. They're survivors, adaptable and tough to kill. Not a good addition to the ecosystem, although the sell on hunting them is an easy one... who doesn't like pork (except observant Jews and Muslims)?
 
2011-09-06 12:33:42 PM  
What's special about feral hogs. Humans are non-native too. But, try and make a HLT, and you have to talk to the Veterans Administration Physiologist for years...and years......and years. Well anyway, some of the meds they give you can be at least traded for sex.
 
2011-09-06 12:35:07 PM  
Problem solved.

www.pixelperfectdigital.com

/hot like bacon
 
2011-09-06 12:36:42 PM  

emersonbiggins: Problem solved.

[www.pixelperfectdigital.com image 300x222]

/hot like bacon


ok.. I lol'd... They built a better bacon trap
 
2011-09-06 12:37:00 PM  

ChubbyTiger: Click Click D'oh: Loucifer: FTA "In Texas, the population has swelled to an estimated 2 million, leading officials to allow hunters aboard helicopters to cull the creatures with machine guns."

Awesome.

Awesome, but sadly untrue. The use of automatic weapons for hunting, even from helicopters, is illegal in Texas.

Let us have our little machine guns from helicopters fantasy. Please?


"How can you shoot sows, and piglets?!"

"Easy! You just don't lead 'em so much! Hahahaha..."

static2.dmcdn.net
 
2011-09-06 12:37:34 PM  
Here is the trick

Catch em young, cut off their nuts, release em, catch em a few years later.


MUCH MUCH tastier that way.
 
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