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    Right now you do not need a license to hunt any wild Hogs. Officially stated by the MNR if you see a wild Hog Shoot to Kill.

    So Trimmer stating that he see's the Ontario Government trying to capitalize4 on this is fair and I think many would agree with him.

    Quote Originally Posted by fishermccann View Post
    No matter what gov. is in power, do you not think that we will have to have a licence to hunt any new game available? To say that hunting licences are a Liberal thing, is stretching it more than a little bit.
    "This is about unenforceable registration of weapons that violates the rights of people to own firearms."—Premier Ralph Klein (Alberta)Calgary Herald, 1998 October 9 (November 1, 1942 – March 29, 2013)

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    Would you a least need a small game licence to hunt hogs? If no hunting licence , I don't know for sure, but I think it would be the only creature in Ontario you can shoot without any licence at all. Think about that scenario, people walking around in game filled areas, with loaded guns, without any hunting licence, (not target shooting), saying they are hunting hogs. How would that play out in court?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishermccann View Post
    Would you a least need a small game licence to hunt hogs? If no hunting licence , I don't know for sure, but I think it would be the only creature in Ontario you can shoot without any licence at all. Think about that scenario, people walking around in game filled areas, with loaded guns, without any hunting licence, (not target shooting), saying they are hunting hogs. How would that play out in court?
    A small game license is the general license to determine that the safety courses were done and therefore a small game license is required.

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    Thanks, that is what I thought, Post # 21 is a little misleading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greatwhite View Post
    Right now you do not need a license to hunt any wild Hogs. Officially stated by the MNR if you see a wild Hog Shoot to Kill.

    So Trimmer stating that he see's the Ontario Government trying to capitalize4 on this is fair and I think many would agree with him.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fox View Post
    A small game license is the general license to determine that the safety courses were done and therefore a small game license is required.
    Quote Originally Posted by fishermccann View Post
    Thanks, that is what I thought, Post # 21 is a little misleading.
    Pulled this MNRF position from another thread;

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    Here is the reply I got from the ministry about feral pigs


    Hello:

    Thank you for your inquiry and we apologize for the delay in responding to your email.

    Wild boars are not native to North America; however, they are farm-raised for their meat and can escape captivity. Escaped wild boars have high reproductive capacity and are able to survive northern winter conditions, so their numbers can increase quite rapidly. Wild boars pose a challenge in some North American jurisdictions.

    In Ontario the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act requires owners to report escaped wild boar to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF). We also ask members of the public to contact their local MNRF district office and report free ranging wild boar sightings.

    If owners of escaped wild boar cannot be determined, private landowners can kill free roaming wild boar in protection of property. Property owners or a class agent, as defined under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act (FWCA), may kill escaped wild boars in protection of property without approval from MNRF. Hunters may kill free roaming escaped wild boars under the authority of a small game hunting licence, however all relevant federal, provincial and municipal legislation (e.g., trespassing, discharge of firearms by-laws, firearm licensing requirements) still apply.

    Wild boars may weigh 200 pounds or more and may be aggressive. All wild animals are unpredictable by nature, so the public should avoid contact with these animals. The local police department should be notified if public safety becomes a concern.
    Arte et marte (By Skill and by Fighting)...The RCEME motto

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    Quote Originally Posted by Species8472 View Post
    My 15 year old son dropped a 260 pound boar in its tracks in Texas last March. He was using a .308 firing 165 grain accubonds. Broke both shoulders and exited.
    Species, I enjoyed reading about your trip south in the spring - I've read somewhere that the hogs have a large plate-like bone in the shoulder area that makes penetration to the vitals a little challenging - what did you find when butchering the ones you dropped ?

    how about a .243 with 100 grain bullet ? friend of mine and I were talking about a trip south sometime in the future, he was thinking his .223 would do the trick but I think it would be a bit light

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishermccann View Post
    No matter what gov. is in power, do you not think that we will have to have a licence to hunt any new game available? To say that hunting licences are a Liberal thing, is stretching it more than a little bit.
    Quote Originally Posted by greatwhite View Post
    So Trimmer stating that he see's the Ontario Government trying to capitalize4 on this is fair and I think many would agree with him.
    Since Wild Boars are not 'wildlife' the MNRF will not be profit from any revenue. So Ont would likely do as MB decided to handle them like MB did;

    In Manitoba, wild boar are private property like traditional livestock breeds and, under The Animal Liability Act can only be destroyed if injuring or attacking livestock. Since they are not native to Manitoba and not the property of the Crown, listing wild boar under The Wildlife Act eliminated the use of hunting seasons to control those found running at large. Due to concern for public safety and the protection of wildlife, wildlife habitat and public or private property, the Exotic Animals Regulation was recently amended to allow Manitoba residents to kill escaped wild boar.


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    http://www.ofah.org/2014/09/mnrf-aut...scott-russell/

    Quote Originally Posted by fishermccann View Post
    Thanks, that is what I thought, Post # 21 is a little misleading.
    "This is about unenforceable registration of weapons that violates the rights of people to own firearms."—Premier Ralph Klein (Alberta)Calgary Herald, 1998 October 9 (November 1, 1942 – March 29, 2013)

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    It says " if owners of escaped wild boars cannot be determined", does that mean you have to ask around before you shoot them ,or that the owners have to put up missing wild boar signs?

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    fishermccann

    You are correct you do need to posses a small game license.

    (I have no problem admitting when I am incorrect)
    "This is about unenforceable registration of weapons that violates the rights of people to own firearms."—Premier Ralph Klein (Alberta)Calgary Herald, 1998 October 9 (November 1, 1942 – March 29, 2013)

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