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    Quote Originally Posted by seabast View Post
    Farmers won't disappear from it! Just like weather, and I would be more worry about that, it's one more thing they are going to deal with..... They have been all over Europe for centuries, and worst for the past 25 years on the western side, and farmers are not going that bad (I own a farm there and shot my share). I'm not saying they are not an issue, they are going to lose a bit of crops from them but the end customer (us) will pay for it.
    really depends where you are and how much you depend on corn (crop or biomass) and what the habitat is in general. the problem is if there are lots of corn fields and they establish a decent population, there is no way you can keep numbers in check without serious night time hunting all year round.
    BTW feral and wild are two different things to me.

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    I bore d with this story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waftrudnir View Post
    really depends where you are and how much you depend on corn (crop or biomass) and what the habitat is in general. the problem is if there are lots of corn fields and they establish a decent population, there is no way you can keep numbers in check without serious night time hunting all year round.
    BTW feral and wild are two different things to me.
    Same here, but they are still the same species.
    A feral is a wild that became domesticated and then escape so is back to wild again...... the question is, how long does it take for a feral to become wild again?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabast View Post
    Same here, but they are still the same species.
    A feral is a wild that became domesticated and then escape so is back to wild again...... the question is, how long does it take for a feral to become wild again?!
    Feral could be worse, less fear of people.

    The really crazy part is that all of the "Wild Boar" in the southern states are not actually wild boar (Russian Boar). They are descendants of feral populations from the Spanish and European farmers that settled. Pigs are very adaptable, that is the problem here, they can and will build a population and by the time there are regular sightings they will already be established.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabast View Post
    Same here, but they are still the same species.
    A feral is a wild that became domesticated and then escape so is back to wild again...... the question is, how long does it take for a feral to become wild again?!
    I'm no expert, but keep in mind they were domesticated 7000 years ago and selective breeding is an understatement in the context of industrial farming.
    I'd like to think it'll take more than just a few generations as some tend to say.

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    Definition of;fe·ral
    ˈferəl,ˈfirəl/
    adjective
    adjective: feral

    • (especially of an animal) in a wild state, especially after escape from captivity or domestication.
      "a feral cat"
      synonyms: wild, untamed, untamable, undomesticated, untrained "feral dogs"

      Definition of :wild

      [wahyld] /waɪld/
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      adjective, wilder, wildest. 1. living in a state of nature; not tamed or domesticated: a wild animal; wild geese.


      2. growing or produced without cultivation or the care of humans, as plants, flowers, fruit, or honey:










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    Quote Originally Posted by seabast View Post
    Same here, but they are still the same species.
    A feral is a wild that became domesticated and then escape so is back to wild again...... the question is, how long does it take for a feral to become wild again?!
    Think its
    Feral is a domestic pig (or any domesticated animal for that matter) that has escaped captivity and becomes reproducing in the wild.
    Wild boar is a wild boar
    In this case it seems to be a couple of feral wild boar.
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    Wild or domesticated.
    Will they still taste the same?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RHYBAK View Post
    Wild or domesticated.
    Will they still taste the same?
    The feral pig that I shot a number of years ago [escapee] tasted better than domestic, not as much fat on it and the pork chops were marbled more like beefsteak.

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    [QUOTE=Hunter John;912176]Shoot eat and shut up.[/QUOTE

    well said.

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