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Hog Damage on our MTB Trails
« on: June 25, 2009, 11:36:16 AM »
This last weekend we even noticed that the wild pigs are even getting to the highest parts on Ridgeline. Will they ever close the park and let a little Hunting season to help with the pig population?
 
A few months back they did this to JB Starkey park in Pasco County for a week straight..
 
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Re: Hog Damage on our MTB Trails
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2009, 11:37:42 AM »
Did that pic turned out to be a hoax?  ;)

As for the pig damage, you haven't seen anything yet.  Wait till the Fall.

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Re: Hog Damage on our MTB Trails
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2009, 11:42:42 AM »
the hog was actually pen raised for like 5 yrs and the kid shot it and his dad posted it.... the more rain we get the wetter the low lying area's get and the hogs WILL get worse. I've been trying to get permits from SWFWMD to trap hogs with no luck for years.
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Re: Hog Damage on our MTB Trails
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2009, 11:51:33 AM »
you can bet with the budget cuts, they wont be spending money on trappers this year.. last year i believe they trapped like 70+ at Wilderness parks alone...

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Re: Hog Damage on our MTB Trails
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2009, 11:56:28 AM »
you can bet with the budget cuts, they wont be spending money on trappers this year.. last year i believe they trapped like 70+ at Wilderness parks alone...

i agree, that's why they should do what pasco did. OPEN SEASON!!!..LOL! Bacon anyone?
 
In Flatwoods..i've seen packs of 30+ one time. i was like.AAAHHHH!!!

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Re: Hog Damage on our MTB Trails
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2009, 12:01:23 PM »
how about a big hog roast! BBQ is GOOD!
 

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Re: Hog Damage on our MTB Trails
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2009, 12:01:35 PM »
A few months back they did this to JB Starkey park in Pasco County for a week straight..
hey I grew up around there

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Re: Hog Damage on our MTB Trails
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2009, 12:07:54 PM »
you have to pay to get the permits to trap... it cost them nothing
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Re: Hog Damage on our MTB Trails
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2009, 12:09:16 PM »
A few months back they did this to JB Starkey park in Pasco County for a week straight..
hey I grew up around there

i ride the suncoast trail and they had signs everywhere saying... "dont come in the park on these dates"

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Re: Hog Damage on our MTB Trails
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2009, 12:09:46 PM »
I wish more agencies would open up public land for hog hunts. SWFTMD does it some and so does the Division of Forestry but local agencies tend to be reluctant to do so. It makes sence to do it. The agency gets revenue and some of the hogs go away. But in order to make an impact on the population, something like 15 hogs need to be killed before the rate of reproduction is elapsed. 
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Re: Hog Damage on our MTB Trails
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2009, 12:15:25 PM »
when i lived in polk county they would let us use dogs to catch the pigs..it's very effective
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Re: Hog Damage on our MTB Trails
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2009, 12:22:05 PM »
maybe if the county charges people to hunt in Wilderness parks, they can keep it open!
 

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Re: Hog Damage on our MTB Trails
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2009, 12:23:31 PM »
i just couldnt believe the damage on the high areas. damn things go everywhere..
 
They had a show about it on National Geo
 

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« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2009, 12:33:52 PM »
i know plenty of people who would pay good money to hunt hogs out there
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Re: Hog Damage on our MTB Trails
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2009, 01:49:26 PM »
the hog was actually pen raised for like 5 yrs and the kid shot it and his dad posted it.... the more rain we get the wetter the low lying area's get and the hogs WILL get worse. I've been trying to get permits from SWFWMD to trap hogs with no luck for years.

Saw a show on that. Ends up the hog was really big but not quite as big as the claims that were made. They had experts dig the hog up and then they took scientific measurements.
 
And yes, if this was Polk county..............we certainly wouldn't have a hog issue :D
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