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#2438474 - 12/18/10 08:29 AM
Wild boar hunting in Minnesota.
Skunked-Rookie Offline
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Loc: Minneapolis
I was at our company Christmas party and this guy we work with every now and then started talking about how he hunts wild boar (an invasive species) up by pine city. Now in all my time out in the woods I have never seen or hear of such a thing. I didn't call B*11$*IT out on the guy, but I really wanted to. Before I call B*11$*IT on the guy, is there anyone here who hunts wild boar in Mn?


Edited by Skunked-Rookie (12/18/10 08:32 AM)
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#2438517 - 12/18/10 09:26 AM
Re: Wild boar hunting in Minnesota. [Re: Skunked-Rookie]
mrklean Offline
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Loc: Plymouth MN
its a game farm, they are in a high fence i have heard of a few people who have opperations in MN, they also have a few farms in wisconsin as well.

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#2438559 - 12/18/10 09:57 AM
Re: Wild boar hunting in Minnesota. [Re: mrklean]
tunrevir Offline
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Registered: 06/11/05
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Loc: Forest Lake, Mn.
There is a farm by little falls where the guy offers up hunts but again ,like it was previously stated, they are all canned, high fence hunts and there aren't any wild populations in the state that offer up hunting opps(Thank goodness!). I went to the farm in little falls and bowhunted for hogs and it was a pretty fun day with a group of guys but nothing like an actual wild hunt like down south. I have hunted hogs in South Carolina and Florida and they are pretty wily critters to hunt. Most operations will place bait nearby to draw them into shooting range. Wild hogs are very destructive and a problem in most states because of all of the damage they cause to crops and the environment. Texas and many of the southern tier states are overrun with them and they are a game managers nightmare. Lets just pray that none ever escape and get loose in the state. The are prolific breeders and can have multiple litters of 6-8 piglets at a time adding to the problem exponentially. If the guy is hunting free range hogs in the state the DNR should be notified immediately to exterminate any possibility of them breeding and proliferating in the area.
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#2438560 - 12/18/10 09:58 AM
Re: Wild boar hunting in Minnesota. [Re: mrklean]
candiru Offline
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Great, another exotic species just waiting to escape. Although hunting them would be fun and probably some good eating.
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#2438600 - 12/18/10 10:46 AM
Re: Wild boar hunting in Minnesota. [Re: candiru]
Tom7227 Offline
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Some guys I met from Texas this fall said that down there you don't even need a license to hunt them. Access could be an issue however. They did say they were good eatin.

Everybody is entitled to their own set of opinions, but not everybody is entitled to their own set of facts.
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#2440220 - 12/20/10 07:51 AM
Re: Wild boar hunting in Minnesota. [Re: Tom7227]
mrklean Offline
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yea hopefully they will never come to MN that would be horrible on a state that is run by agriculture hogs would go nuts, personally i would like to see the high fence operations shut down, hogs, deer, elk, exotics last thing we need is CWD and hogs running around in this state.

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#2440275 - 12/20/10 08:22 AM
Re: Wild boar hunting in Minnesota. [Re: mrklean]
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I know there was a feral pig population in Western MN roughly in the Wheaton area for a few years. They were most likely escaped domesticated hogs so I wouldnt call them "Wild Boar." I know a sheriff in that part of the state that was telling me about them. Some branch of the State Govt was working to eradicate them...next time I see him I will ask if they are gone now or not.
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#2440763 - 12/20/10 02:10 PM
Re: Wild boar hunting in Minnesota. [Re: mrklean]
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Originally Posted By: mrklean
yea hopefully they will never come to MN that would be horrible on a state that is run by agriculture hogs would go nuts, personally i would like to see the high fence operations shut down, hogs, deer, elk, exotics last thing we need is CWD and hogs running around in this state.


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#2443564 - 12/22/10 07:38 PM
Re: Wild boar hunting in Minnesota. [Re: hoppe56307]
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Its funny how stricked the DNR gets "AFTER" there is an invasive species in our great state (cause stopping it from even getting here wouldn't make sense)! I'm actually a little upset about reading this. Why would they even allow for them up here? Don't they hear from other states how bad of a problem they can be?

I'd be all for writing to the DNR and putting a stop to this and they may just hear my concerns (I'd have to do some research on this of course).

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#2443741 - 12/22/10 10:01 PM
Re: Wild boar hunting in Minnesota. [Re: pulleye16]
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Do some research--Wild feral hogs are going to be in every state they are spreading sick


Edited by Juneau4 (12/22/10 10:03 PM)
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#2443985 - 12/23/10 08:15 AM
Re: Wild boar hunting in Minnesota. [Re: Juneau4]
KatoMike Offline
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I had read an article within the last year that said there are two kinds of states (1) Those with feral hogs now and (2) Those that will have feral hogs soon.
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#2444026 - 12/23/10 08:47 AM
Re: Wild boar hunting in Minnesota. [Re: KatoMike]
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I dont think there is a bright side to this and this is just a wild thought. Maybe if some of the deer hunters that are compaining about deer numbers and not being able to fill their freezer with imature deer, had a freezer full of pork. How many little bucks would be passed on then? Im in no way saying that having hogs is a cure to the states deer herd problem. I know there are other solutions to that problem and we dont need another. Whats some thoughts on that?
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#2444041 - 12/23/10 09:02 AM
Re: Wild boar hunting in Minnesota. [Re: HooknHorns]
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Loc: LOW, MN. Sandy Shores
Maybe up here it would give the wolves something else to eat. I bet hogs would be easier to catch then a deer.

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#2444120 - 12/23/10 10:10 AM
Re: Wild boar hunting in Minnesota. [Re: jerkbait]
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Boy it would have to be a pack. Some of those russian boars are real nasty. Id love to see what would happen. You would think over in Europe they would run into each other wouldn't they?
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#2444263 - 12/23/10 12:27 PM
Re: Wild boar hunting in Minnesota. [Re: HooknHorns]
LightningBG Offline
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We could feed all the starving children.

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#2444628 - 12/23/10 08:01 PM
Re: Wild boar hunting in Minnesota. [Re: LightningBG]
paul pachowicz Offline
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Loc: South Dakota
just having an idea of them vermin running loose is insane.
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#2444630 - 12/23/10 08:02 PM
Re: Wild boar hunting in Minnesota. [Re: paul pachowicz]
paul pachowicz Offline
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besides, thewy tast nothing like pork.
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#2444658 - 12/23/10 08:32 PM
Re: Wild boar hunting in Minnesota. [Re: jerkbait]
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Originally Posted By: jerkbait
Maybe up here it would give the wolves something else to eat. I bet hogs would be easier to catch then a deer.

The problem there is that Hogs would fight back where Deer would not, so the Wolves would have a little harder time running them down without a fight!

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#2444672 - 12/23/10 08:50 PM
Re: Wild boar hunting in Minnesota. [Re: paul pachowicz]
HooknHorns Offline
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Originally Posted By: paul pachowicz
besides, thewy tast nothing like pork.
Ive had some from a game farm where they were corn fed and that was pretty good. Truely wild boars might be different.
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#2444764 - 12/23/10 09:54 PM
Re: Wild boar hunting in Minnesota. [Re: HooknHorns]
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so were are these boar farms at sure would like to go and get me one for the freezer

If there is a tourist season, why cant we hunt them?
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#2445166 - 12/24/10 12:29 PM
Re: Wild boar hunting in Minnesota. [Re: lakeshoremunster]
mrklean Offline
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Registered: 01/02/07
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Loc: Plymouth MN
i would rather pay money out of state and travel then ever see them here. My gfs dad went someplace in wisconsin on a large game farm and hunted pigs, the guys that ran the farm said hogs destroy everything even killing fawns and eating them

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#2449078 - 12/29/10 10:56 AM
Re: Wild boar hunting in Minnesota. [Re: mrklean]
Acemac Offline
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Loc: Chanhassen
let them come one more thing to hunt for IMO! sounds like a great thing for my smoker!

stop B&*$#ing and ust enjoy the outdoors!
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#2453770 - 01/03/11 07:14 AM
Re: Wild boar hunting in Minnesota. [Re: Acemac]
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Registered: 01/02/01
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Loc: Willmar, MN
Originally Posted By: Acemac
let them come one more thing to hunt for IMO! sounds like a great thing for my smoker!


Be careful what you wish for!!! Wild hogs are very destructive, eating anything they can get their teeth on, eggs, birds, fawns, they'd root up a lot of good habitat. We had pigs when I grew up, they eventually had there 5 acre pasture blackened with all their rooting. Hard to believe that the DNR wouldn't put a stop to any game farms that have hogs in MN because its not a case of 'if' they'll escape its 'when' they eventually escape. Deer and elk farmers have proven they can't keep their animals in and wild pigs would be tougher to keep in a pen, they'd eventually root right thru it, especially as the fence aged.
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#2453880 - 01/03/11 08:51 AM
Re: Wild boar hunting in Minnesota. [Re: BLACKJACK]
mrklean Offline
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Registered: 01/02/07
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Loc: Plymouth MN
yeah bring them on, heck for fun lets bring back the black plague to mix it up a little laugh

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#2454265 - 01/03/11 01:02 PM
Re: Wild boar hunting in Minnesota. [Re: mrklean]
brittman Offline
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Loc: MN
High fence ownership of "wild" pigs should be illegal in Minnesota. At a minimum they should be governed under the same regulations as the domestic porkers.
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