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firsted
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A big feral hog will bust you up first, then eat you. That's dangerous to me.

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I nearly got wrecked by a spike whitetail that wasn't yet dead when I grabbed it by the antler. I have had some interesting experiences with hogs in thick cover too. Anything you hunt can hurt you one way or another. When I hear dangerous game, though,I think Big 5 and big bears.

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In my years as a swine herdsman, butcher, and bowhunter of hogs I have never seen anything that makes me believe they are any more dangerous than a whitetail deer. Having said that, at Pig Gig # 4 a couple weeks ago my wife made a successful stalk on a medium bedded boar and was subsequantly charged twice for her trouble. I have had them bluff, but they always chicken out.

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Plenty of hunters here in Australia have been mauled / ripped up by wild boars. Most you will find are either doggers (use dogs to locate and hold pig until it can be dispatched with a knife) or those who have chased a wounded pig until it eventually stop's and stands it ground.

However I have watched while a sow in a swamp walked straight out of the swamp and to my mate some 80+ meters away and proceeded to try and touch him up all the while he was swing his compound bow at her until she had had enough.
Needless to say myself and another hunter who were watching from the comfort of the car had a good old laugh.

Any animal can inflict some type of wound so all should be treated with that in mind.

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Benny Nganabbarru
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I have a mate, Tony "Dances-With-Boars" Jensen, who seems to enjoy the occasional Cranky Boar Waltz.

I think the really big boys are potentially dangerous, but usually not. All the sows with suckers that I've encountered here in the NT have all chosen to err on the side of caution rather than gallantry.

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This is the chap that had Tony dancing his finest hot-shoe-shuffle:

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This is why many of us Aussies believe in slightly more than 50# of bow, and heavy arrows.

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I don't consider feral hogs "dangerous game" per se, but they can surely hurt you!
I think a lot of feral hog "charges" is just the hog running your direction (not necessarily coming for you, although that happens now and again).Just about every hog guide I've met has a few scars.

Russian boars I do consider dangerous game. A couple of months ago my buddy went on a hunt to Ted Nugent's ranch(high fenced) in Michigan. His buddy was treed by a boar that hadn't even been shot at! It just saw him stalking another hog and charged him!
Another friend once had to run from a feral sow with young.

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Any one here know who Billy Baker was?

If not, check out the Australian Bowhunter's Hall of Fame.

I remember one hunt with Bill and his mate Brad Kane deep in the Idaho back country. We had a bit of, shall we say, "an adventure," and that got Brad and Bill to telling stories around the campfire about bad things happening in the Outback.

Well, in one of the tales, seems Bill was hunting the tall grass with two mates, one of whom was a rather large, strong, kill-you-in-a-bar-fight type of guy.

So, said guy shoots a boar, follows it into the "LONG GRASS" to finish it off. Trouble is, the boar has already laid his trap. He hit the guy, knocks him flat, and proceeds to rip the ____ out of his adversary.

Long story short, one long, sharp tusk slices the scrotum wide open and "the boys" come falling out. They are still attached, just hanging free, if you know what I mean.

So, Billy and his friend save the day, save the bowhunter, and get him back to the Ute. Off they go, toward the hospital, several hours away on dirt roads.

Aussies to the core, the two un-injured Aussies try to comfort their, shall we say, "rather large mate," who is cradling "the boys" in his hands as they bump over the rough Outback dirt road toward the hospital.

They are joking, as only Aussies can, about the dire straights, and how funny that is, that their mate is in. If you could joke about one of your best friends getting his jewels ripped wide open, you can imagine how much fun that could be!

Well, about a half hour into the drive, their mate, who, as I mentioned before, is a kill-you-in-a-bar-fight type of guy, quietly tells them basically, and if I can remember Billy's words:

" you mates had best shut the F--- up."

Dead silence all the way from there to the hospital, where, I am happy to report, the boys were happily restored to their rightful place.

Their mate, however, would be mortified by how hard Brad and Bill were laughing while they told this story, high up in the Rocky Mountains in the deep and steep Idaho elk country.

Yeah, I admit it, I was laughing too. Or, as they say in Oz, "Laughing me arse off!

Big boars, dangerous? Nah, they are as tame as kittens!

(I only hope I have that same view as I return from a full month of hunting The Cape this July.)

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Rik I was fortunate enough to have spent many a night listening to many stories inc the one you mentioned from one of OZ's great bow hunters!
Have you read his book?
Never underestimate game animals

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I don't know if hogs are considered dangerous or not, I know a lot more folks that have been hurt by them than deer though....and its fine to talk about them on this forum.

I'd like to know more about Bill Bakers book...like where can you get it and the title?

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I dont know if they have ever been designated "Dangerous Game" but they sure can be dangerous when wounded!
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His book is called "Born to the Bow" I will let you know where you can purchase it.
A Great read

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G'day fella's,

For those that are keen on ordering Bill's book... Yes there are still some books available. Just send cheque or cash for $30 (includes postage) to 9/22 Thurlow St, Newmarket, QLD, 4051, Australia. Put a small note inside that your after a book of Bill's and make sure there is a return address to somewhere.

Your book will be sent out asap from here in aussie. I just got in contact with James Baker, Bill's son who looks after the sale of whats left of these collectors items now.


Cheers,


ak.


P.S, still miss yah Bill, and Brad is still a crappy shot!

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WHO do I make the check out to?

Is $30 US funds OK?

I need a copy of that book!!!

Thanks,

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I have a lease in Archer City, TX where monsterquest was looking for the next hogzilla, we have way too many hogs there according to the local ranchers. We have hunted many hogs day and night with no attacks yet,not an outright dangerous animal, but the beast sure do provide some good stories
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