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borderlander
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So reading all this. Would you guys put them up with game like black bears or mountain lion? Can be nasty but really takes a special animal to be really dangerous?

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quote:
Originally posted by borderlander:
So reading all this. Would you guys put them up with game like black bears or mountain lion? Can be nasty but really takes a special animal to be really dangerous?

I'd be a lot more scared of an angry bear or lion than a hog.

I'd say more in the category of pissed off dairy cow, only smaller. You don't wana get kicked or bit or run over. That's about the worst that can happen.

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One of our TG Brothers, Sam Stephens, told me about an "interesting" hog hunt where the charge left Sam with a broken leg and a dead pig close at hand.

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Hey Terry, I saw where you thought deer were not dangerous. When I was about 5 I had a great uncle get killed by a deer. He shot it and went down to gut it, well it was not dead. It kicked and the hoaf caught him in the head (you could see the print) and killed him. Freak accident but his bother found him laying dead on top of the dead deer. Food for thought. Any wonded animal is dangerous! Make sure they are dead.

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As was stated above..any wounded animal can be dangerous, even a raccoon or squirrel. The odds of something bad happening with a hog vs a mountain lion or bear are slim at best.

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I consider them dangerous. I was charged by a sow with piglet on a hunt.
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eny thing that comes after you, can be dangerous.

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quote:
Originally posted by rastaman:
As was stated above..any wounded animal can be dangerous, even a raccoon or squirrel. The odds of something bad happening with a hog vs a mountain lion or bear are slim at best.

I hear ya Randy....but let me ask you this....

How many folks do you know that were injured or kill by a lion or bear?

How many folks do you know that have been cut by hogs?

I know a lot of folks that have been hurt by hogs, and some of those the hog was not injured.


See what I mean?....I bear hunt but never been chased by a bear, but I have been charged twice by hogs. I've also never been charged by a coon or squirrel.

Remember Barry Wensels incident with those hogs? He ended up in a prickly pear ...with a broke arm.

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quote:
Originally posted by Tyler2045:
Hey Terry, I saw where you thought deer were not dangerous. When I was about 5 I had a great uncle get killed by a deer. He shot it and went down to gut it, well it was not dead. It kicked and the hoaf caught him in the head (you could see the print) and killed him. Freak accident but his bother found him laying dead on top of the dead deer. Food for thought. Any wonded animal is dangerous! Make sure they are dead.

Yeah Tyler....freak accident....not a malicious intent of the animal, nor attack...just the animal railing as it lay dieing.

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A hog can be scary to the extent that if they watch you shoot them it's possible they might charge- hogs, like deer and people and every other mammal I know all display different personalities.

I've seen great big bucks be submissive with smaller bucks, and I see other big bucks kick the snot out of all others big and small.

I've seen great big hogs run like a scalded dog at the mere sight of me, and others stand their ground, snorting and head bobbing at me, and coming toward me.

I've only been charged twice in a lot of years- once by a 40 lber who got mad cause I ran his girlfriends off...and by a 130-140 lb sow that had been shot twice by another hunter (poorly) so when I shot her she was looking at me and instantly thought she knew where all her troubles emenated from and charged me- head butting me....long story why I was down at her level to start with but regardless..it was interesting.

I don't generally consider hogs dangerous unless you're hemming them up with dogs- which I don't do- but there's always the odd chance something will go wrong.

That's why its exciting, don't you know?

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if it can charge/hurt you, it's dangerous... obviously not bear dangerous, but a pig will mess you up if it gets ahold of you.
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Bob Wesley told me about a hog hunt where his guide had 2 dogs maimed for life before Bob could get off his first shot. On a later hunt he had a hog charge him 3 different times. In Hunting the hard way Howard Hill talks about going out to a California island to hunt hogs and he indicated tehy were charging and injuring people.

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I consider wild hogs as potentially dangerous as black bear; or even more so. The dangerous ones are determined by personality, more so than size. When struck with an arrow, most often they will light a shuck, but you must also be aware that the odd one will turn and sort you out, you just never know which one that will be. I try to make a mental note of a low branched tree close by if still hunting when possible, but any type of obstacle to step behind is good as they will seldom turn back on you and will continue in the same direction if unable to hook you.
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One thing that i think a lot of us forget is how intelligent hogs are so much so that they have personalities. Nine times out of ten they are just like any other wild animal, they just don't want to be in the same place you are and will get the heck out of dodge. Some can be just plane mean, some can just be having a bad day and will look for a fight. How many other animals when hit by an arrow will spin around and try to find out where it came from looking for retaliation? Are they lions, no, are they cape buffalo, no. Even after 35 some odd years of chasing them i still watch my back.

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To each his own , I do a lot of hog hunting ,truth be told I hunt hogs almost every week if Im home here in Texas. I have been charged many times over the years , I have been cut 3 times , and both bones in my left leg were broken by a boar. I have been up several trees with a mad hog under me wanting a piece of my hide. Most hogs were wounded ( the one that broke my leg was not , after the fact he was ).Hogs aint no pushovers in my book and when push comes to shove they will shove. Maybe I just hunt to much and put myself in the wrong place at the right time..........
,,,Sam,,,

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