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Old 03-14-2019, 04:24 PM
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Looking to hunt some boar anyone know where to go?

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Old 03-14-2019, 04:27 PM
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You might as well ask for a person's favorite elk or sheep honey hole.
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Old 03-14-2019, 04:55 PM
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Texas?
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Old 03-14-2019, 05:00 PM
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Saskatchewan. Lots of areas but you pretty much need to know someone or go through a guide.
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Old 03-14-2019, 06:13 PM
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You could check out HogWild out by Mayerthorpe. Pretty good outfit he runs there.
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Old 03-14-2019, 06:17 PM
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Saskatchewan. Lots of areas but you pretty much need to know someone or go through a guide.
Never seen one myself or any tracks or signs. Seems to be just as tight-lipped as here too. See pics of lots being shot, but need to have some connections
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You've got a better chance of finding Jimmy Hoffas body than getting any hog help in Alberta .....lol
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Old 03-14-2019, 08:03 PM
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Mayerthorpe used to be the prime spot but looks like they have been eliminated in the last 5 years. I heard non confirmed stories about tracks on banks of Peace river north of Grand Prairie.
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Old 03-15-2019, 09:16 AM
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I seen one just before sunset cross Hwy 55 just east of Grassland, before the Hwy 63 turn off, 4-5 years back, just about hit it with my Bonneville, right where there is that low area south of the Hwy.

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Old 03-15-2019, 09:27 AM
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Check out Twin Creeks Ranch in Saskatchewan. Awesome outfit and great guides.
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Old 03-15-2019, 02:20 PM
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They are all over. Hit up some grazing leases near edmonton. There is a nice group west of Seba beach in the grazing leases near the peat pit. A few near edson, Smoky lake there is hogs, friends up there shot 7 this year. Gull lake area apparently has them. Barrhead area has them.


I apologize to the guys that I gave your "secret" spots out. Y'all are just as bad as the farmers complaining pigs are ruining their crops, but charge $250 a gun to hunt them down in Texas. It has become a business now. Live trapping and releasing on high fenced leases.
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Old 03-15-2019, 04:36 PM
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I have friends that go To HogWild every year. $750 a Hog. For the money you will spend driving around looking for them and hotels this is pretty affordable.

I agree with Yeg Fishing if their really is a concern we should be sharing the areas to find them.
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Old 03-15-2019, 07:27 PM
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just looking to do some conservation, would rather a healthy ungulate population than a teeming predator/pest population that wreaks havoc on farmers and the ecosystem. thanks for the info so far.
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CBC: Wild pigs causing 'ecological disaster' as they spread rapidly across Canada, survey says

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For the first time, researchers have mapped the range of wild pigs across Canada and found the numbers of invasive swine are rising rapidly.

Wild pigs are now Canada's most prolific invasive mammal, according to what the University of Saskatchewan calls the first-ever published survey of their distribution in Canada — and they're causing an "ecological disaster."

"They'll root up the vegetation like a rototiller," said researcher Ruth Aschim. "They're rolling around in the water, defecating in it."

"There is crop damage, disease transmission, even automobile crashes with these pigs."

The wild pigs are the legacy of a failed attempt to diversify meat production with wild boars.

The porcine pests were imported from Europe in the 1980s and 1990s for livestock or "penned game" for hunters.

Many boars escaped their pens and mated with pigs, said Aschim, and they're now causing damage wherever they go.

They currently range over more than 750,000 square kilometres — an area larger than Chile — and between 2011 and 2017 their territory increased by an average of 88,000 square kilometres per year, researchers found.

"The public is not overly aware of the wild pig problem, because they are elusive and nocturnal," Aschim said.

Researchers say wild pigs are very hard to eradicate.

They grow as big as 115 kilograms (250 pounds), can eat almost anything, become sexually mature in four to eight months and have about six piglets in a litter.

Researchers add they're hardy in the winter as well, burrowing into "pigloos" in the snow.

The survey, published last week in Nature Scientific Reports, warns that wild pig populations and range will "continue to expand exponentially" over the next decade at least, if aggressive management policies are not implemented soon.


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