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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-04-2011, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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While deer hunting Saturday I saw two brown objects moving across the bean field I was hunting. I was hunting from the ground and my view was obstructed by tall grass. I was trying not to move much since there were two deer 50 yards directly in front of me. Initially I thought I was looking at some toms strutting across the field, but decided I was looking at smooth furry backs, not turkeys. In hind sight I should have jumped out of position and fired on them if they were hogs. The bean field had quite a bit of damage that I think would correspond with feral hogs. We'll hunt that field again and bust any hogs we see. They will be tasty after 15 or 16 hours on the smoker.


No, I didn't shoot a deer. We saw two yearlings a 4-point and a 5-point. A friend did shoot a nice 10-point that was leading an equally nice buck a few miles away. We've seen some nice deer in Butler, Sumner and Cowley county.
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I thought it was illegal to hunt (shoot) hogs in KS?



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It is illegal.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-05-2011, 10:32 AM
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Howdy! Just a matter of time until the law changes to "season open year round, no bag limit." Can't those people in Kansas see what has happened to Texas and other states with hogs? Always, Gene


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The theory behind the no pig hunting is that at this time we have a minimal problem with pigs and if hunting of pigs is allowed then some people will import more pigs to be able to charge for hunting opportunities. I would also be surprised if any land owner was prosecuted for shooting pigs themselves on their own property. The state does use professional hunters and the military to eliminate pigs when found. One of the problem spots has been on the Fort Riley base. Helicopter gunships have been known to be allowed to go pig hunting on base but don't expect much edible pig meat when they are done. ;D
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-07-2011, 06:27 AM Thread Starter
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I'm not the landowner, but I hunt with the landowner. We spoke last night and he agreed that we need to get rid of the hogs if we have the opportunity. I would like to think KDWP would spend their time ticketing people who poach game animals and those that recycle deer and turkey tags.


To me the question of legality comes down to the word occupant when relating only to me. I would like to see KDWP's definition of occupant, surely it is not the same as tenant. The regs are sometimes as clear as mud. We discovered this last week when we received three different explanations from three different officers of how landowner deer tags can be used.


I suspect the landowner would be glad to have the state come in and gun down the hogs at a taxpayer cost of what...$1,500 an hour, but just not while we are deer hunting.




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