Pretty and Pink.
I'll not forget the day in Seaside, California when I first laid eyes on a package of ground pork I thought to myself, "Self, you've never seen something that pretty color of pink that will take so little from you wallet!" What is sad, is that such is even less likely to happen in the state of Texas.
Truly, ground pork can be had here-but you don't see it so often. It's like it can just change it's mind any time it wants to. I can't figure it out.
Pig Problems In Texas
Giant Hogs, Ground Pork, and The Rifle To Make It Happen.
Wild Hog Epidemic.
The video said that half of the nation's two million feral hogs were in Texas, so I think that means that there are a million of them here, but again, I went to school in Texas where the governor is a moron, and creationism is considered valid by the state's board of mis-education, so my math skills could use some tuning up. I might have this one right though, cause my math teacher came from Kuwait, I didn't learn much from him. . . .but I do doubt that he ate pork. Poor fellow.
Here are some facts about wild pigs in Texas - hog farmers used to just let their hogs roam free after branding them. When it was time to take them to a market for sales, they'd get their hog dogs and go round them up. If someone else's brand was on some of the hogs that a man rounded up - that was fine, and the man could come claim the hogs at any time. Virtually every hog farmer used this free roaming hog practice, and so - it's plain to see that LOTS of hogs were born in the wild without anyone knowing about it, and were never branded or rounded up.. Obviously, as time went on and more and more fences were built in the open ranges of Texas, the free roaming hog farming had to stop - but the feral hog population was well on it's way, and we still have it today.
Feral Hogs are carriers of many diseases. Included are Swine Brucellosis, Pseudorabies, tuberculosis and Hog Cholera - but these feral hogs are not true Russian Boars, which are nearly always safe to eat when prepared properly. True Russian Boars ARE found in the wild in Texas, and though I can't think of any good reasons why, people are breeding them and releasing them here too.
Traditional hunting of hogs may be fun, but the problem is actually bigger than that, and hogs are too clever for it as well.
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Pork, It Does The Body Good!
I might have mentioned this one somewhere before, I forget, but a recent study concluded thatMexican Americans enjoy, or not, the longest life expectancy of any ethnic group in the United States of America. It's sort of hard for me to believe that the Mexican Americans beat out the Asian groups-but I know one thing for certain, Asians and Mexican Americans both eat lots of pork.
I think they are onto something.
Someone told me recently, "Todd, they put so many hormones in meat in America. . . . ."
The person had went all "veggie" on the world. I'm willing to bet that the Texas Wild Hogs have mostly natural hormone levels.
Eyes the Marlin 30/30 hanging on the wall. . . . .
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Corporate Meat Is Rather Yummy. . . .BUT. . .
Yeah, so I took Micro Biology in Terrell Texas. . . .and even an idiot like me would have already known better than to feed a fucking animal of any kind it's own ground up bones. Having passed a very difficult class with a very thorough teacher . . . .the dumbest of us(raises hand) would know better.
The facts about Creutzfeld Jakob were never lost upon my young mind-but having read The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair . . . .nothing about our meat industry surprises me. I guess nothing was really done, federal inquiry, or no.
Feral hogs sometimes carry diseases. That does not mean that the meat from a feral hog hunt kill is not fit to eat at all. A butcher or meat processor would be the person best suited to deciding whether or not your hunt kill is process-able for consumption. Suffice it to say that wild hogs do not carry the chemical taints of capitalist farmed hogs with lethal or sterilizing and carcinogenic chemicals approved by the monsters food and drug administration eugenicist and Monsanto's unethical and hate filled FDA director.
Wild Hog Populations Are A Problem In Florida Too.
- Extracts - Hog Wild in Florida! Feral Pigs a Problem
Texas isn't the only Southern state with farmers and ranchers experiencing damage to their property due to wild hog populations gone out of control. Florida is facing the exact same problem, and hunters for feral hogs are needed in Florida too.
Aerial Hunting of Feral Hogs In Texas
Here in Texas we've had drought conditions and large wildfires of late destroying farms and the livelihood of farmers already beset upon by monstrous murderous fascist corporations like Monsanto, that does not produce a crop safe for human consumption. And poor Texas Farmers have feral hogs also to contend with.
Feral hogs and all manner of pigs are extremely intelligent creatures - trapping only works until the rest have figured out the trap, which occurs as soon as one of the pack is trapped. Aerial hunting is in effect, and seems like such a waste, as it costs tax payers around three hundred dollars per hour. We need more hunters to come to Texas and hunt feral hogs, enjoy the time honored bond of hunter with nature, and to also embrace the fervor of second amendment rights in America and in Texas. Four hundred million dollars of damage to farmers is the estimate for the year two thousand and ten, with one farmer alone estimating fifty thousand dollars in losses due to damage to cotton and corn crops.
Please come to Texas to hunt hogs!
DonRasmussen on March 29, 2017:
You have had a lot of good and truthful things to say, and I salute you for it. However as I see it, it is more a farmer-rancher problem. If hunters could gain access to ranches to hunt the situation could be a lot different. If you really want to do something about the feral hog situation start a campaign to get farmers and ranchers to open their land to hunting. - Don
Sheldon on August 15, 2015:
I am not going to pay to solve other peoples problems, but I will stay on a property for 3 -5 days with my own food, water and camping gear and be available to kill feral hogs from a stand. I prefer my scoped 8 X 57 Mauser and a variety of load bullet combos. I'm not interested in the meat or heads. I will take the tails and tusks if the landowner doesn't want them.
Kalon on July 11, 2015:
Just get a Deer lease in Texas and kill all the hogs you want
Michailiuk on March 30, 2015:
What a joke no one in Florida needs hog removal they charge people to hunt farms
Jacob Thomas on October 06, 2014:
Me and a couple buddies hog hunt year around with hounds always lookin for places to go if anybody has hog problems holler at me at 9856303409
pete ortiz on June 29, 2014:
AComment...i live in aransas pass,tx..# 361-717-4737 if yall no farmers in the area needed help removing hoggs off there land for free i got the dogg or traps for the job.:)
damien on November 16, 2013:
I'm in Australia and I hunt hogs any chance I can get. Our dogs however are much different to yours over there. If I had the cash to survive for six months I'd fly myself and my dogs over and have a blast hunting them.
Pachium80 on November 14, 2013:
Hi! I heard about your problem with hogs when I was in tx last week. I'm an Italian hunter, and I will be happy to help in hunting. I'm even pretty good at cooking many Italian tipical dishes, like porchetta, and a friend of mine prepares Italian salame. There should be even a market for that products!! If someone interested, please contact me @ firstname.lastname@example.org
jesse grove on September 21, 2013:
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Anthony on August 26, 2013:
My name is Anthony I got a few buddies in California that would love to help with the pig problem in Texas we are bow hunters let me know anyone could help (909) 860-4053
Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on August 18, 2013:
Mimi , thanks for the interesting comment. I'm starved for verses concerning ecology and in the words of Jesus of Nazareth, perhaps you could lead me to those?
Mimi on August 18, 2013:
Morning All. Put your Rifels Guns all in too the Fire! Jah God hate what you are doing! Jesus says who ever follows him pick up your torcher stake & follow me those don't well I hate too be in your shoes.
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Austin Weatherington on May 29, 2013:
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Helicopter Hoggin on May 06, 2013:
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Arkansas Hog Extractors on April 28, 2013:
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Efrain Nieto on January 21, 2013:
i hunt and trap hogs in Carlsbad New Mexico ,there is some but not much . i was wondering if there are any farmers or ranchers in Orla or Pecos that want hogs remove from there land , and i will be glad to take them off . cell # 575-302-0737 Thank You
Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on November 30, 2012:
Nice link, James!
Lots of meat in those things - if the whether is cool enough for it to be cleaned.
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bowrider84 on November 14, 2012:
I would like to take down some hogs, im on my 15th season as a hunter, everything from rabbit to black bear. I do have a k9 team that has been run on boars before, and with great success... Id prefer free of charge hunts or barter situations as im really just looking to help out my fellow Americans.. Any info anyone could provide would be great, especially if iys someone truly in need ,I also have a group of iraq/afghanistan vets who are eilling to do their part. Email bowrider84 at gmail, or you can contact me via this site... Thanks guys - Alex
Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on September 29, 2012:
Montana and Zach - in some places here in Texas, land owners will pay you to hunt/kill hogs on their property.
zach on September 29, 2012:
That's what I'm screaming
Montana on March 21, 2012:
If there is such a problem with wild hogs destroying ranches and farms then why is everyone charging a hunting fee on them. If there is 50 million dollars in damages to these farms and ranches then why don't they dig a hole and invite lots of folks out to kill as many as they can? The ranches that I have talked to all want to charge me money for killing them but want to complain about the devastation that they cause. I will come kill a bunch for free
Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on January 18, 2012:
There would be a lot of factors involved in that. The biggest boars aren't going to sell at all as that meat wouldn't be much good.
Younger pigs might sell, but you have to realize that those hogs are often carrying diseases and so they are unsuitable to be eaten at all.
The issue is that farmers and ranchers are suffering a lot of property damage because of the hogs - they just want them gone, so some are paying for folks who just shoot them.
Bernard Wass on January 18, 2012:
How much do dead hogs sell for.
deon on November 29, 2011:
feral hog problem please contact me at.. 9792198094. will hunt with dogs or shoot them which ever one you want only charge 50 dollars per spot
Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on November 29, 2010:
I know! I'm told that they destroy agricultural property, and lots of folks WANT people to hunt them on their land. It's a great deal for meat!
bulalo on November 29, 2010:
A million feral hogs? That's like heaven, not for the hogs but us pork lovers.
christopher on November 06, 2010:
Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on November 05, 2010:
~lulz~ I'm more into beef, honestly, and chicken-but I also want to go hog hunting, and eat my prey, like men are supposed to do. So let it be written, and let it be done. What once was, will be again.
Wesman Todd Shaw (author) from Kaufman, Texas on November 02, 2010:
Um. . . .NO! I like the Marlin, with the gold plated trigger, and the big, fun kick!
NightRaven on November 02, 2010:
Sure you don't want to try my spear instead of the Marlin? How hard can it be to kill a little piggy? And it could make for some good times, couldn't it?