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2020-09-21 9:52:14 AM  
BACON! BACON EVERYWHERE!!!

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2020-09-21 9:57:08 AM  
Ferrel hogs are the ooga-booga justification for high powered weapons
 
2020-09-21 9:58:49 AM  
Would it really be that hard to just assign a group of soilders to just wipe out all feral hogs?
 
2020-09-21 10:00:14 AM  
I was under the impression that they made good eats, but I would think they'd be pretty lean.

I've had whole hog BBQ before and it was out of this world. Anyone eat these things and can answer this?

Because if the answer is shooting and eating, I think we need to do a fark party.
 
2020-09-21 10:03:09 AM  
Wild boars always shine.
 
2020-09-21 10:03:12 AM  
Rename them "O'Bama's" and they'll be gone in a week...
 
2020-09-21 10:06:07 AM  
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2020-09-21 10:08:24 AM  
more than 1.5 million in Texas

That's probably an overcount, due to mistakenly including many of the locals.
 
2020-09-21 10:08:31 AM  
 
2020-09-21 10:08:38 AM  

GardenWeasel: Ferrel hogs are the ooga-booga justification for high powered weapons


No, "Ferrel hogs" describes what a certain former SNL actor does to scenes that he's in.
 
2020-09-21 10:09:29 AM  

GardenWeasel: Ferrel hogs are the ooga-booga legitimate justification for high powered weapons


FTFY.

And, well, yeah. It's either us or them. Pick your team.
 
2020-09-21 10:10:10 AM  
Our world is ending. It's done.
 
2020-09-21 10:10:14 AM  

dittybopper: We have two feral swine problems?

https://www.fark.com/comments/10957274​/America-has-a-feral-hog-problem


We're going to need more rifles.
 
2020-09-21 10:11:42 AM  
I was under the impression we had already decided on the proper solution for 30-50 feral hogs running into your yard within 3-5 minutes while your children play.
 
2020-09-21 10:12:12 AM  
Oh, you mean the Republicans?
 
2020-09-21 10:12:41 AM  
"It creates what we'd call super-pigs."

Not to be confused with Spider Pig.
 
2020-09-21 10:13:21 AM  

Irving Maimway: Wild boars always shine.


golf clap.

And now I'll be singing Duran Duran songs all day, not the worst thing.
 
2020-09-21 10:15:01 AM  
This is not news. Anyone who's ever eaten at a golden corral in the Midwest could've told you this was true.
 
2020-09-21 10:15:28 AM  

Destructor: dittybopper: We have two feral swine problems?

https://www.fark.com/comments/10957274​/America-has-a-feral-hog-problem

We're going to need more rifles.


According to Yesterdays TFA shooting at them just makes it worse. Got to shoot a lot more or something.

"They'll roam farther if someone shoots at them-plus, when hunted, they can become nocturnal and thus harder to track. Federal and state authorities use aerial shooting to systematically target and kill whole sounders of pigs, and states like California and Texas have also encouraged recreational hunting as a way to reduce their pig populations. The latter method has sometimes backfired dramatically when surviving animals spread across the state."
 
2020-09-21 10:16:00 AM  

FrancoFile: GardenWeasel: Ferrel hogs are the ooga-booga justification for high powered weapons

No, "Ferrel hogs" describes what a certain former SNL actor does to scenes that he's in.


Stupid autocorrect
 
2020-09-21 10:16:19 AM  

Salmon: And now I'll be singing Duran Duran songs all day, not the worst thing.


I'd say goddamn you but this is fine.
 
2020-09-21 10:17:25 AM  

tjsands1118: Would it really be that hard to just assign a group of soilders to just wipe out all feral hogs?


I present the Emu War

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emu_War​
 
2020-09-21 10:18:22 AM  
FAMILY GUY- STEWIE'S STEROID PIG
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2020-09-21 10:19:03 AM  

NewportBarGuy: I was under the impression that they made good eats, but I would think they'd be pretty lean.

I've had whole hog BBQ before and it was out of this world. Anyone eat these things and can answer this?

Because if the answer is shooting and eating, I think we need to do a fark party.


Wild boar, properly brined and smoked, is farking delicious.
 
2020-09-21 10:19:17 AM  

tjsands1118: Would it really be that hard to just assign a group of soilders to just wipe out all feral hogs?


Lots of feral pigs tear up Maui. Open season. Everybody I know has access to pig meat. I won't eat it though, as I consider pig meat to be too wild tasting. After they are done with plowing up your garden and lawn, you're screwed. The British thought it would be a good idea to bring pigs here long ago, and now they are permanently established. Deer, too. Destructive bastards.
 
2020-09-21 10:21:09 AM  
Didn't we have this thread a couple of days ago, based on an Atlantic link?
 
2020-09-21 10:21:59 AM  

NewportBarGuy: I was under the impression that they made good eats, but I would think they'd be pretty lean.


Part of the problem is that they are not particularly good eating; too lean, and usually diseased. However with patience one can make pretty good jerky out of them. And you can get some bacon out of younger ones. But the sad truth is that (at least among my land owning (and bacon loving) friends that have hog problems) you just shoot them and pile the bodies up and burn them.
 
2020-09-21 10:23:02 AM  

OrionXVI: Didn't we have this thread a couple of days ago, based on an Atlantic link?


Yeah, but you can never get enough bacon.
 
2020-09-21 10:25:50 AM  

southernmanblog: NewportBarGuy: I was under the impression that they made good eats, but I would think they'd be pretty lean.

Part of the problem is that they are not particularly good eating; too lean, and usually diseased. However with patience one can make pretty good jerky out of them. And you can get some bacon out of younger ones. But the sad truth is that (at least among my land owning (and bacon loving) friends that have hog problems) you just shoot them and pile the bodies up and burn them.


could you use them for animal feed?
 
2020-09-21 10:26:09 AM  

southernmanblog: NewportBarGuy: I was under the impression that they made good eats, but I would think they'd be pretty lean.

Part of the problem is that they are not particularly good eating; too lean, and usually diseased. However with patience one can make pretty good jerky out of them. And you can get some bacon out of younger ones. But the sad truth is that (at least among my land owning (and bacon loving) friends that have hog problems) you just shoot them and pile the bodies up and burn them.


Depressing. I could use with a good shoot and eat... I was afraid this to be the case because i can't imagine they'd become quite this level of a problem if they were delicious and ready to eat. Kind of like those nasty breathing fish they keep trying to get people to eat.

I WANT to do my part to help, but it has to at least taste good.
 
2020-09-21 10:26:10 AM  

GardenWeasel: Ferrel hogs are the ooga-booga justification for high powered weapons


Would you trust National Geographic discussing how dangerous they are, and how much damage they do to the environment? https://www.youtube.com/​watch?v=pm1pfB​CyIv4

They are territorial, aggressive, not afraid of humans, and absolutely will kill humans.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pbe7u​O​Vne8g (US attack and death)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGtb9​W​xV8lM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O00pr​b​MLVhU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XANB4​o​cmr4E

They're ooga booga because those farkers can get upwards of 500 pounds, are invasive, have no fear of humans, are extremely territorial, will move into populated areas, and absolutely will kill people.

They're hunted because they have no natural predators and breed like farking rabbits.
 
2020-09-21 10:26:27 AM  

GardenWeasel: Ferrel hogs are the ooga-booga justification for high powered weapons


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Really, that doesn't seem like something you would want to try to shoot with -LOW- powered weaponry.
 
2020-09-21 10:29:44 AM  
"Kids, 2020 seemed pretty bad but it really got serious when the pigs started dropping from the sky..."
 
2020-09-21 10:30:29 AM  

Irving Maimway: Wild boars always shine.


Proops fan by any chance?
 
2020-09-21 10:30:43 AM  

Demetrius: BACON! BACON EVERYWHERE!!!

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If you like bacon with worms in it.

Extra protein...
 
2020-09-21 10:32:13 AM  

Dryad: GardenWeasel: Ferrel hogs are the ooga-booga justification for high powered weapons

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Really, that doesn't seem like something you would want to try to shoot with -LOW- powered weaponry.


This is all you need, duh:

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Though, I'd feel much more comfortable with:

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2020-09-21 10:32:41 AM  
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2020-09-21 10:33:09 AM  
We know!  BLM has been complaining about pigs running wild for a couple years now, but whitey doesn't want to listen until it impacts them directly.
 
2020-09-21 10:33:35 AM  

KarmicDisaster: Destructor: dittybopper: We have two feral swine problems?

https://www.fark.com/comments/10957274​/America-has-a-feral-hog-problem

We're going to need more rifles.

According to Yesterdays TFA shooting at them just makes it worse. Got to shoot a lot more or something.

"They'll roam farther if someone shoots at them-plus, when hunted, they can become nocturnal and thus harder to track. Federal and state authorities use aerial shooting to systematically target and kill whole sounders of pigs, and states like California and Texas have also encouraged recreational hunting as a way to reduce their pig populations. The latter method has sometimes backfired dramatically when surviving animals spread across the state."


Recreational hunting will *ALWAYS* backfire, because recreational hunting, or sport hunting, always results in either stable or increased prey populations.    That's because the regulations related to recreational hunting are there to ensure that the hunting is sustainable.   That's why the regulations are like they are.

What you need to do is use market hunting.  Hunting for money.   To whit, a bounty system.  A *REAL* bounty system, not a prize system or hiring limited numbers of professional hunters and giving them a bonus as a "bounty".

So you say "OK, normal hunting rules don't apply.  You can bait, you can corral them and shoot them in a "canned hunting" sort of manner, you can hunt at night, spotlight, use night vision scopes, guns can have unlimited capacity, if you've got a legally owned machine gun then have at it, etc.".  None of the rules that we have for normal hunting apply, except for safety-related ones (no shooting over a road, etc.).

Then you set the bounty to something that's economically attractive but not so high that raising "wild" hogs for the bounty is worth it.  There is a "sweet spot" where it's attractive to hunt, but a money-loser to raise them.

You do that, and the rednecks of this country will figure out how to do it relatively quickly and efficiently.
 
2020-09-21 10:33:39 AM  
When the Spanish brought the pigs to the eastern US in the 1500's it was arguably the greatest ecological disaster in history.  Estimates of 10-15 million natives died from disease the pigs brought and over the years the damage to agriculture has been unfathomable.  Like trying to eliminate coyotes, you will never be able to eliminate feral hogs and attempts to do so will probably only (like coyotes) increase the numbers.
 
2020-09-21 10:34:34 AM  
I think I fought some of these in a nintento RPG
 
2020-09-21 10:36:04 AM  
Feral Swine Bomb is the name of my BBQ pulled pork sandwich.

/and cover band
 
2020-09-21 10:36:27 AM  

Porkbelly: When the Spanish brought the pigs to the eastern US in the 1500's it was arguably the greatest ecological disaster in history.  Estimates of 10-15 million natives died from disease the pigs brought and over the years the damage to agriculture has been unfathomable.  Like trying to eliminate coyotes, you will never be able to eliminate feral hogs and attempts to do so will probably only (like coyotes) increase the numbers.


Username definitely checks out.
 
2020-09-21 10:36:35 AM  

GardenWeasel: Ferrel hogs are the ooga-booga justification for high powered weapons


Gotta admit though, they are experts on swine. Pussy-grabbing or otherwise.
 
2020-09-21 10:36:56 AM  
I'm not scared. I got me my AR-15. I can take out 50 at a time, I hear.
 
2020-09-21 10:38:17 AM  

Salmon: Irving Maimway: Wild boars always shine.

golf clap.

And now I'll be singing Duran Duran songs all day, not the worst thing.


No need to come undone over it.
 
2020-09-21 10:38:27 AM  
Thats nothing compared to Toxic Mega Colon.
 
2020-09-21 10:38:28 AM  
Why don't we just bring in the gorillas that thrive on pig meat?  When wintertime rolls around, they simply freez--

Dryad: GardenWeasel: Ferrel hogs are the ooga-booga justification for high powered weapons

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Welp.  We're boned.

/groening has a meme for that
//or two
 
2020-09-21 10:38:35 AM  

Destructor: dittybopper: We have two feral swine problems?

https://www.fark.com/comments/10957274​/America-has-a-feral-hog-problem

We're going to need more rifles.


Nah, just need the right one.

/Fed via glock 9mm magazines

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2020-09-21 10:39:02 AM  

lonomoholo: Irving Maimway: Wild boars always shine.

Proops fan by any chance?


You know it.
 
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