3rd hog with Snares this week

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  1. RattlesnakeDan

    RattlesnakeDan San Antonio Texas LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    So the reason I started using snares is because the ranch owner has cattle everywhere making setting up a trap difficult w/o the cows getting into it, messing with it. I have pressured the hogs around here so they now spend their days in the neighbors property which isn't hunted. They come across the roads into this property at night and make a mess of things.
    This is another pregnant sow, she got caught around the snout but managed to brake the carabiner and get awy but 20' away she tried escaping back from where she came from but I had a snare there too. A bad night for this sow. snared hog 3.jpg
     
  2. der Teufel

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    Wow! You're doing well with those snares.

    Keep After 'Em!
     
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    Kinda takes the fun out of it when they’re already dead by the time you get there!
     
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    Whosure LSB Member LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    You might need to change your name to Trapper Dan with the luck you are having with those snares.
     
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    Way to go!! That is just to cool!! Snagged her twice!LOL!! Get after them all!! MY NECK HURTS!!:)
     
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    Haven't found one dead yet, I have to shoot them, when I pull up they get rascally! I don't want them to get crazy and get away or tear up the fence any worse so I usually cap them pretty quick.
     
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    Static lassos strike again! Keep wranglin' there Dan'l. By now, you could've had Chopper saddle broke, and cut 'em old school.
     
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  8. Richard Teague

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    I have snared several that the other hogs or coyotes killed before I got to them but usually they are alive and can be frisky. I knew a guy that was snaring them and killing them with a spear along the Trinity river bottom.
     
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    Interesting new way of getting the hogs!
     
  10. Richard Teague

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    Couldn't use a firearm and he would just leave his spear out near his snares. He liked company when he did it for sure.
     
  11. der Teufel

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    Before I'd resort to a spear I think I'd pay the costs for a suppressed .22 pistol.

    But then, I wasn't there …
     
  12. RattlesnakeDan

    RattlesnakeDan San Antonio Texas LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Spear would work fine. My brother in Montana just built a spear at home and killed 3 does already this year. To each their own.
     
  13. Richard Teague

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    When I was along my 1911 was the safety device. If the difference is between getting hurt or paying a fine I will gladly do the latter. I will say he didn't throw the spear and he had some epic struggles waiting on the pig to die more than once. His spear is made from a heavy duty mop handle, a Harbor Freight $8.99 survival knife ground sharp on both sides and a wider "hilt" added to keep the pig from sliding up the spear. We never went out in the day time to do it but I would like to get this on film someday.
     
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    That guy on one of those hunting channels that spears everything including bulls in Australia has more than I do to do THAT!! SPEAR CHUCKER!!
     
  15. Richard Teague

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    There was another guy that had a 3 prong spear doing the same thing in Florida. I'm too old for it myself.
     

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