Well first off this old Florida boy, raised by a true Florida Cracker on the banks of Lake Istokpoga noticed that no one that's posted so far knows very much about Hawgs. Feral,,:P That right there is funny.
When I was 12 and already killing Armadillo's by the dozens per day, (22 long rifle hollow points supplied by the home owners around the canal),,
There was Hog sign In the pastures around the lake, the 'bayheads' were full of them,, feral,,, yeah ok. A domestic hog, a pig farmers hog will turn 'feral' in a month once they get loose. It's like a werewolf, the change, they really change...
Feral hogs came to Florida when people did. They are here to stay.
Put a GOOD hunter In the boyette preserve, another In Alafia, full time and when the park has no more hogs the hunting will end.
,,and they will come back.
Open season, full land access, trapping, and hunting at night with night vision, dogs, lots of dogs non stop for a year and then we can rest
for a year.
If the home owners In fish hawk ALL had guns at the ready propped up by the back door and shot,,,NO SHOT AT every hog spotted they would stop coming,,
Shot at was better as I doubt one In twenty could hit one..
I was out just before first light at Turkey Creek, Was on Indian, Rode right Into a large group, about, wild estimate,,25...
The TWO tuskers Instantly sounded the alarm and took up defensive positions on each side of me while the group quickly vanished, many piglets.
If I would have stopped I would have desperately needed a tree, close by..
A Shot gun at the ready,, I'd have Hit one of the Tuskers I'm sure, not sure what the other one would have done,,,to me.
If I would have stopped,,,I think dropping the gun and going for the tree would be my play...
Ok so I could have shot one,, I bet three or four of the sow's were ready to drop young,,,follow me ?
It's not that people are expanding/spreading Into hog land, It is simply the fact that old phosphate land is rich, a real feed bag, and the hawgs are
living in,,,wait for it,,,
ok I'm done.