It will affect several of the guys I know that mostly hunt MTNF, we all know the hog population will explode without the hog doggers but the hard part is the waiting till MDC, USDA and the others realize they cant and wont catch the big woods hogs.It's going to happen. Fortunately lots of private to hunt. Sad thing is the agencies don't have enough people to even control state land. Now National Forest added on that. Overwhelming. Miles of land with no road access will be hard to get traps in. Best of luck to them. Although like their efforts on state parks the population will continue to grow with more and more trap shy pigs. Will be a huge boom in numbers. None of the guys I know even hunt anymore except for 2. They hunt only private so this won't affect really anyone.
Most of the big timber tracts around here is either MDC or MTNF so its going to be hard for the locals to find private big enough to have to give the dogs enough time to bay before crossing lines.I'm not sure about your part of the state. I mean around here there's not many hunters anymore. Probably why they are exploding everywhere around here. I have private to run. Mainly because of the failure of traps on the properties.
If you hunt on private ground, why not quit complaining on these threads... shut up and hunt where you already have permission and let them manage federal ground the way they want.I'm not sure about your part of the state. I mean around here there's not many hunters anymore. Probably why they are exploding everywhere around here. I have private to run. Mainly because of the failure of traps on the properties.
Complaining might be the wrong word and I suppose it is fine to feel as strong about it as you do.I don't feel like I complained. I meant fortunately I don't have to rely on National Forest. I might have complained the fact there is lacking manpower. Can you point out what you meant and also where you have any authority to tell anyone what to do. Let them manage it however they want? I don't see where I'm attempting to do anything to stop them from that. I hunt within my legal right. What's the issue RAT?
So what's your answer?Putting down their plan. Do yourself a favor rat and visit state ground with no hunting for over two years then visit a state park with no hunting ever and come back and tell us how well there plan is working. I believe I just said there's not enough manpower and hogs get trap shy very very easy. Hopefully it works.