Has anyone ever seen or heard of wild pigs in utah. I have an uncle that swore he seen one in spanish fork canyon about 5 years ago. How Crazy SHOULD I Think He is.
You could go just about anywhere in North or Central LA and ask any farmer if you could shoot some pigs on their land and they would allow you no questions asked. Just make sure you know the regulations if you do. For example, if it is hunting season for small game but not deer, you cannot use any rifle larger than a .22 caliber rimfire...hence why my brother and his buddies use .22WMR on them during squirrel season before the rifle deer season opens up. One of these days I am going to go down there during hunting season and whack a few. Normally they try to take the ones from about 150 pounds and up and usually try to shoot the females first. They can have 3 litters a year if I recall correctly down in the deep south and with no natural predators other than man, they're proliferating quite a lot. LSU is currently testing several poisons to try and help out but the issue is finding a poison that will only kill the pigs and won't kill deer, dogs or livestock that would happen upon it. A few years ago one of my brothers buddies killed a sow that had about half a dozen piglets with her. They each weighed about 10 pounds dressed out. The piglets stayed with the downed sow so he shot each of them too and they bbq'd them whole...my brother said they were some of the best eating he'd ever had.There was one operation in Corinne and by the town of Emery; all were shut down a few years ago with the new law. I can only speak of the one in Corinne, but they just bought the old nag pigs and shocked the crap out of to get them all crazy and upset and then you go out and shoot them from where they just released them hours prior.
Looks fun to go and do in TExas and Louisiana, however not here. They are the most destructive SOB's! I had heard that, but never fully understood it until I owned my own little heard of 3 this year. These little things at only 50 lbs can rip up an entire flower garden in a matter of about 20 minutes. Momma not happy...
I wonder the same Mass. All I hear is rumor and hearsay. But I have never seen one with my own eyes. Not even on the Arizona strip where I have spent a very large amount of time.I am curious how many people here at this discussion group have actually seen a wild hog in Utah with their own eyes.
Interesting story. We can only hope that the birdshot was enough to kill the boar off later on.