Wild Hogs

Hilander

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I have seen signs of them on my farm. They have rooted the ground up so bad in the far corners of my yard it will be a challenge to mow. I'm wondering if they are dangerous, will they attack you unprovoked? Should I buy a 45 to protect myself when out on the farm?
 

Impaired

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I have seen signs of them on my farm. They have rooted the ground up so bad in the far corners of my yard it will be a challenge to mow. I'm wondering if they are dangerous, will they attack you unprovoked? Should I buy a 45 to protect myself when out on the farm?
If you are with dogs, then yes. For some reason people alone rarely are attacked, but dogs seem to bring out the asshole in feral hogs.
 

Hilander

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If you are with dogs, then yes. For some reason people alone rarely are attacked, but dogs seem to bring out the asshole in feral hogs.
I don't have dogs but since I started this thread I read where one man said if you happen to get too close to where they are sleeping they can very well attack someone. They like to sleep in shady areas where its hard to see them. If they have piglets that could make them more aggressive also. However I don't think I will be attacked in my yard, at least I hope not.

I talked to my neighbors yesterday and they are tearing up their lakes. They said they have large groups of them. They called the Dept of Conservation and they caught a lot of them but not all.

Every time I see holes they rooted up I want to slap anyone that set their hogs free and caused this.
 

Impaired

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Any animal in their den can be dangerous. Hog on human attacks are fairly rare and seem more common when dogs are involved. It can't hurt to protect yourself but make sure your ammo has stopping power.
 
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