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HarvestMaster

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Wild Hogs
« on: December 17, 2011, 05:24:57 PM »
Has anyone on here seen them? I once ran into a few near Lac La Biche. They didn't all have the black coat like a russian boar. The ones I have been seeing shot in Alberta are all Big black long haired hogs. Has anyone seen anything different? Does anyone want to share some information with me? I would love to hunt one with a long bow, so if you feel like sharing fire me a pm or post your thoughts here.

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Adam
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Re: Wild Hogs
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2011, 07:00:02 PM »
I saw some not too far from Lac la Biche, along hiway 55 once.  They were black and long haired like a russian boar.  Apparently, there was some guy who raised them and there were escapees.  I took a quick pic of a sow with some piglets once but it turned out really blurry as the truck was moving and the shutter was too slow.  Here it is anyway.
I have a friend that hunts them around Stony Plain and west of Barrhead and he has shot a few nice boars now.



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Re: Wild Hogs
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2011, 07:40:53 PM »
The only ones I know about are on the south side of the river between Whitecourt and Fort Assinaboine and I have heard of them in the grazing reserve just north of Barhead.  Hard to find :'(

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Re: Wild Hogs
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2011, 08:53:38 PM »
This is awesome guys, now i have a location where my hunting buddy Jason, the grumpy guy with me and the mule deer in that picture, can burn some boot rubber looking. my first tactic will be to call SRD and ask them if any problems have been reported.
Quote from Howard Hill.( Whenever he taught someone to shoot) "Son make up your mind right now if you want to target shoot or hunt as theres a world of differance between the two"

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Re: Wild Hogs
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2011, 10:58:54 PM »
Quote from Howard Hill.( Whenever he taught someone to shoot) "Son make up your mind right now if you want to target shoot or hunt as theres a world of differance between the two"

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Re: Wild Hogs
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2011, 12:34:39 PM »
go hunt anywhere near the hagmans farm out by mayerthorpe... i think they are the biggest reason for any wild boars in the whitecourt barrhead area... he charges 500 a hunt per boar but the damn things are always getting out... he tries to shoot all the escapees but he cant get them all... pm me if you want a little more info

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Re: Wild Hogs
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2011, 06:29:50 PM »
this is all really great information.
I can't wait to have a few dead hogs and the pictures to share with you all.
Thanks,
Adam
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Re: Wild Hogs
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2011, 02:31:28 AM »
Killed a few different colored ones last year. That on little guy had a cool hide on him.


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Re: Wild Hogs
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2011, 12:17:20 AM »
I hear they taste pretty good. Aren't there some by Caroline ,Sundre area?
Pretty wild vidio

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Re: Wild Hogs
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2011, 12:29:50 PM »
Man those are some great looking pigs.
Thanks for the picture, I'm starting to get excited about this adventure.
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Re: Wild Hogs
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2011, 12:39:01 PM »
Wow!, that black one is huge, look at them tusks. That would do some serious damage below the knees. Just wondering, how is the meat? Are there internal parasites  or deceases to be careful about. A friend shot one this year and mentioned that they really stink (inside). My choice of gun for such a hunt would be my .444 Marlin.