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#478502 - 08/17/17 05:20 PM Re: Progress At The Farm.......... [Re: djstauder]
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Originally Posted By: djstauder
Tbar, that is a shame, for sure. Kinda morbid question though... what do you do with that dead carcass? did the DWF person take it away?


No he didn't take it. I was going to drag him to the back but ran out of time.

The buzzards and coyotes will have completely stripped clean in 3 days. Nothing but a little hide and skeleton. I will get the rack if there is anything left of it.
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#478559 - 08/18/17 09:22 AM Re: Progress At The Farm.......... [Re: Tbar]
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Will the rack stay in velvet or will the velvet come off?
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#478571 - 08/18/17 10:48 AM Re: Progress At The Farm.......... [Re: djstauder]
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Will stay on but coyotes prolly will eat it cause it's relatively soft

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#478588 - 08/18/17 05:13 PM Re: Progress At The Farm.......... [Re: Pat Williamson]
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That would be cool if you could get it mounted. They can preserve it the the velvet on.
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#479045 - 08/25/17 08:46 PM Re: Progress At The Farm.......... [Re: Tbar]
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What a difference a week makes.

Yotes were a little hard on his head.




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#479128 - 08/28/17 09:36 AM Re: Progress At The Farm.......... [Re: Tbar]
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Wow. Nothing goes to waste
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#483188 - 11/26/17 08:58 PM Re: Progress At The Farm.......... [Re: Tbar]
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11:15am this morning my wife hears the pig alarm go off at the feeder.

She takes a quick look through the binoculars and confirms they are there and sends me a text.

I am fishing in the boat on the pond and return to shore, drive the mule back to the house, get the gun out of the gun case, load it, walk to my shooting station(200yrds from the feeder), aim and fire.†††

The new 20" 6.8SPC rifle isn't virgin anymore. One pig dropped where he stood.



I eat a quick lunch when I get back then go back to fishing.......slowly trolling a crappie jig behind the boat. I had some success and added them to my fish holding pen.

Is this a white crappie?




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#483195 - 11/26/17 10:45 PM Re: Progress At The Farm.......... [Re: Tbar]
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FWIW IMO BCP
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#483197 - 11/27/17 06:16 AM Re: Progress At The Farm.......... [Re: Tbar]
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Wow! Nice place and nice shot Tbar!
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#483233 - 11/27/17 03:18 PM Re: Progress At The Farm.......... [Re: Tbar]
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The solo crappie is White. The top 3 on the stringer are Black, and the bottom one is White.

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#483235 - 11/27/17 03:35 PM Re: Progress At The Farm.......... [Re: rjackson]
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Nice T
Was the piggy an eater or coyote fodder? Nice crappie. How large is your pond?

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#483239 - 11/27/17 04:47 PM Re: Progress At The Farm.......... [Re: rjackson]
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Originally Posted By: rjackson
The solo crappie is White. The top 3 on the stringer are Black, and the bottom one is White.


I take back my original guess of all BCP and agree with you. I can see the vertical bars on the 2 whites now when I take a second look.
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#483240 - 11/27/17 05:01 PM Re: Progress At The Farm.......... [Re: Pat Williamson]
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Originally Posted By: Pat Williamson
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Was the piggy an eater or coyote fodder? Nice crappie. How large is your pond?


I went to roll him over and he was covered with ticks and fleas. I mean COVERED!

After the buzzards and bald eagle have their fill the yotes will get the rest.

My pond is ~ 5 acres.
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#483287 - 11/28/17 08:03 PM Re: Progress At The Farm.......... [Re: Tbar]
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The pigs we hunt are pretty clean. And plentiful, really plentiful.
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#483291 - 11/28/17 09:25 PM Re: Progress At The Farm.......... [Re: Tbar]
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I'm curious. With the ever growing feral pig population down south, is there an increase in the predator, like coyote, populations? Are folks less likely to shoot predators now that the pigs are out of control?
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#483300 - 11/28/17 11:44 PM Re: Progress At The Farm.......... [Re: Bill D.]
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Bill you bring up a good point. Our fawn crop was high this year due to rain at critical times and possibly and I mean possibly coyotes hitting the yoy pigs instead of fawns! Jury is still out if that is the reason for good survival of fawns. We have discussed the possibility that they are helping keep the population of pigs down somewhat. I still pop the yotes if I get a chance....... oh well

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#483303 - 11/29/17 08:06 AM Re: Progress At The Farm.......... [Re: Tbar]
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I'm not an expert but I don't think yotes would risk taking a piglet with full grown hogs around. I don't think it would end well for them. As far as predators go I can't imagine anything short of a mountain lion willing to take the risk and that might be a stretch. Again I am not a zoologist and don't play one on tv.
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#483307 - 11/29/17 09:06 AM Re: Progress At The Farm.......... [Re: Tbar]
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No idea how good cats and coyotes are as hog predators. But, just in case, I donít allow them to be shot

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#483309 - 11/29/17 09:12 AM Re: Progress At The Farm.......... [Re: Tbar]
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We raised domestic hogs for a number of years. At our farrowing house we had an outside piglet feeder that as the weaning pigs reached about 10 pounds up to about 40 they could go outside any time of day or night and eat.

Woke up to a pig squealing and the sows all up in arms and making racket. This was in the middle of the night. Checked on them and the sows had settled down by the time I got out there. Few nights went by and same thing happened. Can't remember for sure but I think these pigs were 20-30 pounds and were still suckling and running with the sows in a common area (old school weaning pig raising, not like the new confinement stuff).

Happened again and did a head count and we were loosing pigs. Moved the small piglet feeder from just outside to one of the stalls within the barn where the sows slept and no more problems.

The feeder, even though just outside the shed, was located such that a coyote could sneak up, snatch a pig, take off running with it and before the sows could come to its rescue after waking up to the squealing and getting outside the building, the coyote with pig in mouth was gone. Once we had actually heard the squeal rapidly moving across the open pasture. Was an eighth mile to any timber cover.

Coyotes are pretty clever and resourceful animals.

I leave them be here unless they cause some problem. But then I do not have calves or other livestock any more. Likely would feel different if I had chickens or sheep.


Edited by snrub (11/29/17 09:16 AM)
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#483318 - 11/29/17 09:42 AM Re: Progress At The Farm.......... [Re: Tbar]
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I would have to agree that a yote would have little problem getting piglets. My reasoning is due to seeing what a Hog dog will do and the other is yotes may also run in packs where one might occupy the sow while others might take a pig or two. But! I am no expert with all that
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#483370 - 11/29/17 06:10 PM Re: Progress At The Farm.......... [Re: TGW1]
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Since yotes do run in packs at time I'm thinking that they run in an cripple a piglet and come back or flat run off with it. I understand that sows have up to 10 at a time. We usually only see three or 4 at a time making me think something is curbing the numbers somewhat. Can't be sure tho not knowing how many the sow had.

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