Hogs on Peck ranch

Discussion in 'Hog Hunting' started by John Cash, Feb 1, 2018.

  1. John Cash

    John Cash Member

    Jan 28, 2018
    Was there today looking for shed antlers...saw lots of hog damage on some food plots...three hog traps being set...and while walking over a wooded ridge I saw a big ugly black hog...looked like a Russian wild boar.....if not it had some if that blood in it ....looks like a problem there at the moment...hope they catch those devil's...
  2. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    I hope the traps clean up the worst of em quick.

  3. MOGC

    MOGC Well-Known Member

    Apr 13, 2008
    SE Ozark's
    Yeah, despite the best efforts of the combined state and federal agencies involved they aren't making a dent on the hog population. I'm seeing them in places they weren't just a couple years ago. I think Missouri is screwed now, we have a legitimate hog problem with no clear direction to kill and reduce the sumbitches.
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  4. manitou1

    manitou1 Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2012
    Truman Lake
    Well, MDC and their cohorts caught 6500 last year. I would say that is a good start!
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  5. MOGC

    MOGC Well-Known Member

    Apr 13, 2008
    SE Ozark's
    Drop in the bucket... And no, I don't have an answer how to go about ridding us of the dang things. Making the hunting of hogs illegal isn't the answer.
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  6. oneshot 1

    oneshot 1 Well-Known Member

    Jun 11, 2003
    Do you really think they want to eradicate them with all the money they get?


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  7. WBF

    WBF Wolf Brook Farms

    Oct 25, 2013
    Sodium Nitrate.........
  8. Hawk

    Hawk Well-Known Member Sponsor

    Oct 15, 2009
    Its a start, but unless we only had 9000 in MO tp begin with it didnt lower the population.
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  9. Bootheel Boy

    Bootheel Boy Well-Known Member

    Sep 4, 2012
    We've been seeing them just a few miles from Pecks Ranch for a few years. Saw my largest group this year of about 50. Despite MDC efforts the population seems to be growing. Saw more hogs in a week of hunting than I did deer.
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  10. Vikestand

    Vikestand Over There

    Huh? I'm scared to ask, but what does this even mean?
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  11. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    Let's hope the expansion of manpower and materials is still growing and makes a difference soon.
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  12. Vikestand

    Vikestand Over There

    I don't comment on how to handle elk or mule deer populations in other states, because its a foreign affair to me. I suggest the same for people who haven't seen the damage or dealt with hogs first hand. Hunting them isn't the answer. That is the reason they spread throughout Reynolds and Wayne Counties since 2006. When you get a group of 20(i've seen this from a nice vantage point up above the river bottoms one deer season) split up by 3 dogs they scatter in every direction. And according to people with more education than most of us on the matter, will regroup in smaller groups, in new areas. Sure they killed 3 of the 20. Now they just pushed them onto new areas, in every direction.

    Deer hunting was "ok" to begin with in that area and has really taken a nose dive overall. Its not the only factor, but I believe it plays a major part in it. Imagine planting your clover or bean plot to have it grow through mid summer only to find it complete destroyed in one night. I've seen it on the plots the MDC puts in on their land down there.
  13. John Cash

    John Cash Member

    Jan 28, 2018
    Hogs are good for bacon and ham and that's about it...no good at all out in the woods.....that's my opinion and I'm sticking with it.....
  14. 20'

    20' Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2017
    If you are going to wait for a government agency to fix the problem, history tells ya it won't get fixed.
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  15. oneshot 1

    oneshot 1 Well-Known Member

    Jun 11, 2003
    Ok they are promised so much money to fight Feral Hogs with Conditions as in no Hunting. As long as there is Feral Hogs they will continue to receive money for their operations.

    They told me where I hunt that the Hogs had been eradicated but been there and I'm seeing as many as ever.


    :D the Big Grin can run them.
  16. Rack_Hunter

    Rack_Hunter Sensitivity Aficionado

    MDC should teach the growing mountain lion population to target only hogs. Passing out free bacon samples would help.
  17. Old Smokey

    Old Smokey Member

    Dec 29, 2017
    It reminds me of illegal immigration, no matter how many are caught, there are more than that who are heading our way. The battle against feral hogs was lost a long time ago. Shoot'em, trap'em really won't make a great deal of difference.
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  18. buckstop660

    buckstop660 Crossbow Specialist

    Jul 17, 2014
    NW Mo.
    May be all we have to hunt after mdc exterminated the healthy deer population.
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  19. deep woods goat hunter

    deep woods goat hunter I'm not crazy, I just want it more than you.

  20. Vikestand

    Vikestand Over There

    If I get out shed hunting this weekend I will take a picture of some of the fields the hogs frequent. If you're not familiar with feral hogs, it will blow you away the damage they do in the woods and fields.