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    Any deer rifle will be fine. Small game license required unless YOU are the landowner, then it is protection of property.

    Shoot to kill!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycee View Post
    I Guess you will have to explain to my buddy that hunts them in the U.S. with a .44 spl. handgun [revolver] with a scope, that something else is killing them as his .44 spl. just does not have the power.
    He takes mainly head shots shooting from a tree stand usually at around 50 -60 yards. and has been doing it for years.
    Not sure what your strawman rant is about, but it's your keyboard.

    But as I was saying pigs are tough little things..
    Take the warning labels off. Darwin will solve the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trimmer21 View Post
    If this actually turns out to be "a thing",look for the government to slap a season on them and require tags and licenses. They'll never miss an opportunity to "cash in",not that they don't need the money or anything.

    If they're as bad as our American friends say, the ministry should be paying us to shoot them.

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    The wolves will be are friends in this battle if they do get our of control... I know in Europe that wild boar are predated by wolves regularly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Splaker View Post
    If they're as bad as our American friends say, the ministry should be paying us to shoot them.
    Your right...or at least the Township, they pay farmers for loss of livestock due to coyote's....they may be willing to put up a bounty for Wild Boar that are causing farm losses.
    Arte et marte (By Skill and by Fighting)...The RCEME motto

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikePal View Post
    Your right...or at least the Township, they pay farmers for loss of livestock due to coyote's....they may be willing to put up a bounty for Wild Boar that are causing farm losses.
    This looks really bad to the tree huggers though, bounty ideas don't seem to do well in Ontario, even big buck contests are becoming an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowwalker View Post
    Not sure what your strawman rant is about, but it's your keyboard.

    But as I was saying pigs are tough little things..
    I'd tend to agree with Jaycee - I've not hunted hogs, but when I was in high school, I killed a ton of them at the slaughterhouse I worked at, including some several hundred pound sows. They die pretty quick and we were using .22 long head shots.

    My guess, from a hunters perspective, where "cast iron hog" impression comes from is people trying head or neck shots. The brain is far better protected by the skull than a deer's, and the neck, large as it is, makes it harder to hit the spinal column or arteries. As far as a hogs anatomy better protecting the boiler-room vitals - I'm not buying into that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by werner.reiche View Post
    I'd tend to agree with Jaycee - I've not hunted hogs, but when I was in high school, I killed a ton of them at the slaughterhouse I worked at, including some several hundred pound sows. They die pretty quick and we were using .22 long head shots.

    My guess, from a hunters perspective, where "cast iron hog" impression comes from is people trying head or neck shots. The brain is far better protected by the skull than a deer's, and the neck, large as it is, makes it harder to hit the spinal column or arteries. As far as a hogs anatomy better protecting the boiler-room vitals - I'm not buying into that.
    Here is a nice picture of the anatomy.

    http://www.fineshootingaccessories.c.../02/Boarbk.jpg

    I would assume that if you did not hit the shoulder blade anything you would use on a deer should be fine. The fat content could potentially plug up the entrance and exit hole but I doubt much more than a fat, late season deer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by werner.reiche View Post
    I'd tend to agree with Jaycee - I've not hunted hogs, but when I was in high school, I killed a ton of them at the slaughterhouse I worked at, including some several hundred pound sows. They die pretty quick and we were using .22 long head shots.

    My guess, from a hunters perspective, where "cast iron hog" impression comes from is people trying head or neck shots. The brain is far better protected by the skull than a deer's, and the neck, large as it is, makes it harder to hit the spinal column or arteries. As far as a hogs anatomy better protecting the boiler-room vitals - I'm not buying into that.
    I am in agreement with you , I am also very familiar with what a .22 cal. will do to a pig with either a head on or side head shot , "instant lights out " my parents raised pigs and that is how they were killed .

    Don't forget that these escapees are not the actual "European Wild Boar " that is much tougher , these as said are escapees and at most two generations away from being domestic, they may look very much alike but are not, what they are , [feral hogs ] domestic pigs/hogs that have gotten lose themselves[escaped ] or have intentionally been released for some reason or other .

    I have only killed one , an escapee at 165 lbs, though it looked like a "wild boar " it was not and went down with one shot from my varmint rifle a .243 shooting a 85 grn. HPBT Sierra bullet , again a head shot between the eyes "lights out ".
    Last edited by jaycee; August 20th, 2015 at 10:57 AM.

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    I have friends that go to Texas every year and they love the large calibre head shots .300 win mag, .338, .375h&h

    Dan

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