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Old April 23rd, 2018
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Hogs are a serious problem. I remember receiving a call from a man who had heard that I had killed a sow and two of her shoats why bowhunting deer. He mentioned that he knew that I was a conservationist and that he was trying to establish hogs on the property. I told him that I would be attempting to kill all of the vermin as they compete with the native wildlife.

If the wildlife departments fail to develop a swine specific poison to eradicate these vermin, we can kiss hunting as we have known it goodbye.
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Also i noticed a piece this weekend that was fresh burned. Like still on fire fresh. I understand the burns are good, and i like hunting them. But i would think some nests may have been burned. One would think the forest service would initiate burns before or after nesting. Not during?
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Also i noticed a piece this weekend that was fresh burned. Like still on fire fresh. I understand the burns are good, and i like hunting them. But i would think some nests may have been burned. One would think the forest service would initiate burns before or after nesting. Not during?
Yes, one would think that, but one would be wrong. I do not understand why they do these late season burns. They say the positives outweigh the negatives, but I don't think it is asking to much to burn in late January/early February. I have killed plenty of turkeys on burns and love to hunt them, but after mid-February, I say wait until next winter.
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Hogs are a serious problem. I remember receiving a call from a man who had heard that I had killed a sow and two of her shoats why bowhunting deer. He mentioned that he knew that I was a conservationist and that he was trying to establish hogs on the property. I told him that I would be attempting to kill all of the vermin as they compete with the native wildlife.

If the wildlife departments fail to develop a swine specific poison to eradicate these vermin, we can kiss hunting as we have known it goodbye.
I have no idea why anyone would want to "establish" hogs on a property. And I am sure if he did, he truly regrets it now. Anyway, I know they are working on a poison, and I wish them all the best. It is ridiculous. I am certain they do horrible damage to nests.
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Yes, one would think that, but one would be wrong. I do not understand why they do these late season burns. They say the positives outweigh the negatives, but I don't think it is asking to much to burn in late January/early February. I have killed plenty of turkeys on burns and love to hunt them, but after mid-February, I say wait until next winter.
Believe me, every effort was made to try and burn in Jan and Feb. Too much rain and wet fuels hindered that. Research has shown that hens avoid nesting in areas that are too thick due to predators. These thick areas are often due to be burned. Everything is pretty much on a 3 year burn cycle. Should a nest get burned, research has shown that the hen will renest and lay more eggs.
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Believe me, every effort was made to try and burn in Jan and Feb. Too much rain and wet fuels hindered that. Research has shown that hens avoid nesting in areas that are too thick due to predators. These thick areas are often due to be burned. Everything is pretty much on a 3 year burn cycle. Should a nest get burned, research has shown that the hen will renest and lay more eggs.
I sure hope so.
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