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Wild Hogs in BC?

Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:32 pm
by Longarm9
Anyone have the inside scoop on where to find feral pigs/wild hogs in BC? No cheesy jokes please :P

Looking to hunt up some wild bacon! :sniper:

Re: Wild Hogs in BC?

Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 5:19 pm
by Longarm9
Striker wrote:had the chance to hunt one that escaped from a hunting reserve here a few years ago.
That thing soaked up 5 rounds of #4 buck before it went down. :shock:


I've heard they're tough! I was planning to hunt with my Mosin Nagant M91/30, and I was planning to bring the bayonet for that reason :alright:
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Re: Wild Hogs in BC?

Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:14 pm
by Longarm9
Striker wrote:broadside they aren't bad to bring down..if it decides to charge you head on..it's about 4 inches wide and it's front shoulders are all cartilage.. :shock:
when my buddy hit it with his first shot it was broad side..when the buckshot hit him..he turned and charged us..


Well, if 5 rounds of 7.62x54R aren't enough, it'll get introduced to "the pig sticker" >:D

Of course, I'd have to find some first. They're supposedly around here, but they're very elusive. At the very least, a day spent in the woods is never wasted.

Re: Wild Hogs in BC?

Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:08 pm
by Longarm9
Striker wrote:it will get the adrenaline running for sure...and watch their tusks..those things are razor sharp.
Post pics. ;)


I'll have to find some first, but I certainly will if I get one :D I have to convince some of my wussy buddies to brave the crap weather in the mountains to go searching for them lol :sniper:

Re: Wild Hogs in BC?

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:05 pm
by mark y
Longarm9 wrote:
Striker wrote:it will get the adrenaline running for sure...and watch their tusks..those things are razor sharp.
Post pics. ;)


I'll have to find some first, but I certainly will if I get one :D I have to convince some of my wussy buddies to brave the crap weather in the mountains to go searching for them lol :sniper:


Did you ever find anything out on this?? I'd be very interested as well.

BC has an Invasive Species Council, apparently. http://bcinvasives.ca/news-events/recen ... s-anywhere

I emailed them just now to see if they can give any tips for finding these beasties. I'm sure that they would like them eradicated and hopefully will be happy to help us pinpoint locations. I'll let you know if they give me any helpful responses.

Re: Wild Hogs in BC?

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:29 pm
by seekerbeta
I remember coming upon a couple of wild pigs when were up exploring the Cornwall Fire lookout in Ashcroft BC, they were small though, too small to make anything more than a couple strips of bacon.

Re: Wild Hogs in BC?

Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:56 pm
by BROVO26
Longarm9 wrote:Anyone have the inside scoop on where to find feral pigs/wild hogs in BC? No cheesy jokes please :P

Looking to hunt up some wild bacon! :sniper:


Oh, here I was thinking you were looking for a motorcycle gang! :mrgreen:

Re: Wild Hogs in BC?

Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 1:18 am
by Longarm9
BROVO26 wrote:
Longarm9 wrote:Anyone have the inside scoop on where to find feral pigs/wild hogs in BC? No cheesy jokes please :P

Looking to hunt up some wild bacon! :sniper:


Oh, here I was thinking you were looking for a motorcycle gang! :mrgreen:

If they start riding motorcycles, we're all in trouble 88)

Re: Wild Hogs in BC?

Posted: Thu May 12, 2016 6:01 pm
by mark y
Response from the project manager at BCInvasives.ca....

Feral pigs are certainly not wanted in BC. Currently numbers are very low but we know that they exist as they have been reportings submitted and photos taken. Areas east of Williams Lake and in the north Thompson can't confirm locations of pigs as information is spotty. Hunters and residents are being asked to keep their eyes open, report them, take pictures, in an effort to help increase knowledge

They're not at a population number (yet, nor do we want) where we can suggest to go hunting.

Hunters have the ability to shoot them due to hunting regulations changes that as long as firearm and hunting regulations are followed, there is no tag needed

Re: Wild Hogs in BC?

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:43 pm
by Longarm9
Busy life and lack of willing hunting buddies has kept me from pursuing this so far, but there's a chance it might happen this November. I'll post if we find any. Thanks for the info guys!