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teehjaeh57 #312844 11/23/12 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted By: teehjaeh57
You mentioned black bears - how long has it been since they were around TX? 100 years?

"Bears are slowly returning to the woods of East Texas thanks to thriving bear populations in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana, wildlife officials say. As a result, sightings in East Texas have been on the rise, up from just five in the 1980s to 54 in the 2000s"

Bears Return To Texas


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I read a report about the bears coming back to Texas. TPWD(Game Wardens) say that virtually no excuse will be acceptable for harming them.


It's not about the fish. It's about the pond. Take care of the pond and the fish will be fine. PB subscriber since before it was in color.

Without a sense of urgency, Nothing ever gets done.

Boy, if I say "sic em", you'd better look for something to bite. Sam Shelley Rancher and Farmer Muleshoe Texas 1892-1985 RIP
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Sharing a video from Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee (from 2021) that really highlights how tough these wild hogs are!! (amazing the lifting and carrying power of the bear too!)

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My IPad couldn’t show the whole thing. Did the bear finally win?


It's not about the fish. It's about the pond. Take care of the pond and the fish will be fine. PB subscriber since before it was in color.

Without a sense of urgency, Nothing ever gets done.

Boy, if I say "sic em", you'd better look for something to bite. Sam Shelley Rancher and Farmer Muleshoe Texas 1892-1985 RIP
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Brutal.


Excerpt from Robert Crais' "The Monkey's Raincoat:"
"She took another microscopic bite of her sandwich, then pushed it away. Maybe she absorbed nutrients from her surroundings."

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Originally Posted by Dave Davidson1
My IPad couldn’t show the whole thing. Did the bear finally win?

no. I believe it got tired and maybe irritated by all the onlookers and walked off before killing the hog.


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I wonder if the hog recovered. What spoke to me is how ill equipped and inexperienced the bear seemed to be. Killing hogs isn't a primary source of food for bears which eat a lot of vegetation, fruit, and nuts. Take a mountain lion which makes its living killing ... that hog would have been toast.


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If the hog made it away from the 'scene,' I'm guessing it would perish fairly soon after. Seems like it had a massive wound on it's neck.


Excerpt from Robert Crais' "The Monkey's Raincoat:"
"She took another microscopic bite of her sandwich, then pushed it away. Maybe she absorbed nutrients from her surroundings."

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Those hogs are very tough critters. I’ve had three get back up and haul a.. never to be seen again. 165 grain .308 through the shoulder.all over 200#s not sure how else to stop them. One was hit behind ear and lower. Laid there for a few minutes then got up and took off…

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Wow Pat


It's not about the fish. It's about the pond. Take care of the pond and the fish will be fine. PB subscriber since before it was in color.

Without a sense of urgency, Nothing ever gets done.

Boy, if I say "sic em", you'd better look for something to bite. Sam Shelley Rancher and Farmer Muleshoe Texas 1892-1985 RIP
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Originally Posted by jpsdad
I wonder if the hog recovered. What spoke to me is how ill equipped and inexperienced the bear seemed to be. Killing hogs isn't a primary source of food for bears which eat a lot of vegetation, fruit, and nuts. Take a mountain lion which makes its living killing ... that hog would have been toast.

A mountain lion would have been on the windpipe and choked it out.

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Any of you guys in the a south (or other areas) who don’t have hogs? Right now mine have left my place and gone to bless a neighbor with their company. We just filled corn feeders for deer season so that ought to bring them back. The neighbor decided not to bother with filling feeders this year.


It's not about the fish. It's about the pond. Take care of the pond and the fish will be fine. PB subscriber since before it was in color.

Without a sense of urgency, Nothing ever gets done.

Boy, if I say "sic em", you'd better look for something to bite. Sam Shelley Rancher and Farmer Muleshoe Texas 1892-1985 RIP
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Originally Posted by Dave Davidson1
Any of you guys in the a south (or other areas) who don’t have hogs? Right now mine have left my place and gone to bless a neighbor with their company. We just filled corn feeders for deer season so that ought to bring them back. The neighbor decided not to bother with filling feeders this year.
Dave we got plenty right now

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Originally Posted by Pat Williamson
Originally Posted by Dave Davidson1
Any of you guys in the a south (or other areas) who don’t have hogs? Right now mine have left my place and gone to bless a neighbor with their company. We just filled corn feeders for deer season so that ought to bring them back. The neighbor decided not to bother with filling feeders this year.
Dave we got plenty right now

Can you pick up any black bears or mountain lions from your local suppliers this time of year?

I believe that is the preferred Pond Boss strategy for dealing with invasive wild hogs. grin

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All I know is this is a good reminder to carry a .44 when walking in the woods alone.


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Poor babies are just misunderstood. It's my next door neighbor, and he keeps our side of the road hog free.

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Originally Posted by FireIsHot
Poor babies are just misunderstood. It's my next door neighbor, and he keeps our side of the road hog free.

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Wow...Nice!!!

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Originally Posted by FireIsHot
Poor babies are just misunderstood. It's my next door neighbor, and he keeps our side of the road hog free.

[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

damn, had no idea them suckers get that big!


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Originally Posted by FireIsHot
Poor babies are just misunderstood. It's my next door neighbor, and he keeps our side of the road hog free.

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Around my neck of the woods, they call that tractor attachment a "bale fork".

I didn't realize that in Texas they are called a "boar fork"!

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Originally Posted by gehajake
Originally Posted by FireIsHot
Poor babies are just misunderstood. It's my next door neighbor, and he keeps our side of the road hog free.

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damn, had no idea them suckers get that big!

Right across the road is the Lake Fork river bottom. It's loaded with hundreds, if not thousands, of acres of tuberous plants, and old oaks loaded with acorns. They eat very well.


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