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falcon

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PostSubject: Last Evenings Pig   Last Evenings Pig Empty2018-07-06, 10:31

Killed this 110  pound sow after sundown yesterday.  She was about to have pigs. 


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Location : central Florida
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PostSubject: Re: Last Evenings Pig   Last Evenings Pig Empty2018-07-06, 14:43

Great! Her and her offspring won't root up any more OK land.

About 10 years ago my dog routed out a sow while the sow was giving birth. My dog retrieved a wiggling little pig while it was still covered with blood and mucous. A week later I killed the sow. Unfortunately Rolling Eyes, the little piglet succumbed shortly after being fetched.  Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: Last Evenings Pig   Last Evenings Pig Empty2018-07-06, 19:53

Nice job, Falcon. But, aren't feral sows always about to have piglets? Very Happy
That's what it seems to be.

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falcon

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PostSubject: Re: Last Evenings Pig   Last Evenings Pig Empty2018-07-07, 07:09

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Nice job, Falcon. But, aren't feral sows always about to have piglets?

Not really.   The so called experts take breeding statistics pertaining to domestic sows and apply same to  wild sows.

The following comes from untold thousands of hours trapping, hunting and observing wild hogs:

1.  Wild sows have a hard scrabble life compared to domestic sows. 

2.  Wild sows seldom have more than one litter per year.  In a year when acorns and pecans are plentiful some sows may have two litters per year. 

3.  Many of the 2-3 year old sows we have shot and trapped had never borne a litter.  i won't attempt to  explain this one. 

4.  Coyotes and bobcats get some piglets.   

5.  Barring outside factors, if a sounder of five sows  raise 15 pigs to six months of age,  the number of hogs has increased dramatically.
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Location : UT
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PostSubject: Re: Last Evenings Pig   Last Evenings Pig Empty2018-07-07, 08:55

@Kentucky Colonel wrote:
Nice job, Falcon. But, aren't feral sows always about to have piglets? Very Happy
That's what it seems to be.

Only KC would think of this, what has happened to his mind ....  lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Last Evenings Pig   Last Evenings Pig Empty2018-07-07, 10:54

@Buck Conner wrote:
@Kentucky Colonel wrote:
Nice job, Falcon. But, aren't feral sows always about to have piglets? Very Happy
That's what it seems to be.

Only KC would think of this, what has happened to his mind ....  lol!

Its the company I keep... tongue

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