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    So if Alberta thinks it’s time to take action, how long until Ontario follows suit?

    https://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/a-threat...boar-1.5849361

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    It's not a serious issue in Ontario.....yet,so,it's quite easy for bureaucrats to buy into the "no hunting" junk science. If Wild Boars ever become established ,here,the yelling and screaming from domestic pork producers and other agri businesses being adversely affected will be sending politicians to their closets sucking their thumbs.
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    I'm not gonna lie I'm actually impressed with how the MNR was handling the pigs here. I was convinced they'd just sit on their hands as they normally do, but they're actually trapping entire large sounders in one go. Exactly like it should be done.

    The MNR's tactics in Ontario only work because the pig population is still super low here, I guarantee we have way more mountain lions than pigs here.

    However in Alberta they're already irreversibly spread, a $75 bounty is a super high incentive for people to take time off work just to wack hogs. It wont solve the problem but it'll slow their spread for sure.
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    lets hope it doesn't come down to that here in Ontario, as that will indicate that they are out of control and doing lots of damage.

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    Once they establish here in Ontario it won't take long to to grow out of control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birdbuff View Post
    So if Alberta thinks it’s time to take action, how long until Ontario follows suit?

    https://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/a-threat...boar-1.5849361
    Ontario took action and eliminated the known population of wild pigs. There was a press release a month ago or so about it

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    I recently went on a wild boar hunt in Florida.

    Wild boar hunting is thrilling and I found it to be more challenging than deer hunting.

    A pigs nose is as good as it gets.

    Next time your in Florida visiting Disney I highly recommend an afternoon of wild pig hunting.

    After the hunt and when you consume it your thoughts of wild boar may change from hate to that of admirate!




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    Quote Originally Posted by bellerivercrossbowhunter View Post
    I recently went on a wild boar hunt in Florida.

    Wild boar hunting is thrilling and I found it to be more challenging than deer hunting.

    A pigs nose is as good as it gets.

    Next time your in Florida visiting Disney I highly recommend an afternoon of wild pig hunting.

    After the hunt and when you consume it your thoughts of wild boar may change from hate to that of admirate!



    I might share your admiration for them if they weren’t so destructive and a threat to our lands and wildlife. But you make a good point that if your in area where you can hunt them (e.g. Florida) give it a go. Getting the jump on big boar would be fun. I wouldn’t mind tasting one too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MihajloSimsic View Post
    I'm not gonna lie I'm actually impressed with how the MNR was handling the pigs here. I was convinced they'd just sit on their hands as they normally do, but they're actually trapping entire large sounders in one go. Exactly like it should be done.

    The MNR's tactics in Ontario only work because the pig population is still super low here, I guarantee we have way more mountain lions than pigs here.

    However in Alberta they're already irreversibly spread, a $75 bounty is a super high incentive for people to take time off work just to wack hogs. It wont solve the problem but it'll slow their spread for sure.
    I lived in Alberta 30 years ago and they already had worries about the escape of wild boar. I had a friend raising them in Cold Lake and he never lost a one, but there were escapes in that area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blasted_saber View Post
    Ontario took action and eliminated the known population of wild pigs. There was a press release a month ago or so about it
    I can't help but think they were just lucky.....this time.
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