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So you say you want hogs! In the area I live there has been a rash of equine attacks over the past few months! Most attacks have led to the horse being euthanized!

These attacks were originally thought to be caused by some demented and twisted individual but through many hours of investigation nothing had come of it. Look at what the investigation has turned up!

GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. —

Wild boars are responsible for a rash of horse attacks across the Upstate, according to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.

The joint investigation by several law enforcement agencies in the Upstate all concluded based on the evidence that the horse attacks are results of altercations with wild boars in the area.

According to SLED, the joint investigation involved five incidents that took place within a four-week span across both Greenville and Spartanburg counties.

Animal tracks consistent with hogs, video evidence and the sighting of boars in the area support the conclusion, SLED said.

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources and several veterinary professionals were consulted and assisted in the investigation.

According to SLED, an investigation into a horse shooting last month in Greenville County remains under investigation and is separate and not connected to this investigation.

“While all of these incidents were extremely unfortunate, I am very thankful for the men and women who worked tirelessly to investigate these cases,” said Greenville County Sheriff Johnny Mack Brown.

“In addition, I want to convey to our community members that our agency has and will continue to patrol these rural areas to ensure our citizens and their respective animals are safe and secure and for them to know that we have an active open channel of communication for anyone who has questions or concerns.”

According to SLED, the population of wild boars in the area has significantly increased in the last several years.

To help control the increasing population of wild boars, DNR has authorized hunting during day and night of these animals with special permit. Information about the growing wild boar problem and recommendations for management and control is available on DNR’s website!
 

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Special permit, let the hunters hunt without special permits/$
I got 12 days off for x-mas, just tell me where to go.
Hogs have no closed season on private property. As far as the permit, no charge, its only to night hunt hogs or coyotes you must call the DNR and enroll said private property!
 

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We don't want em up here! If I want hog meat, I'll buy some bacon, cheaper in the long run!
 

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Below are pics that have been released showing a hog charging horses and what authorities believe caused the rash of equine injuries, that have caused death.

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Herd Wildlife Pasture Ranch Horse
 

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I bet the owner of that horse farm will let you hunt those hogs!
 
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Friend of mine who has a place in south east MO sent me this pic. I hope they never make it up around my neck of the woods. I'm in central MO maybe 150ish miles from his place.
Boar Suidae Nature reserve Wildlife Peccary
 

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Wild hogs are a big problem in my neck of the woods. They seem to like tearing up my property whenever they can.
One evening last week there was a big ole boar out in our field. I snuck out the back door with the 280 remington. I got off one shot which I thought was good, the hog ran off. We searched around the property but never found any trace of blood.
At least he probably won't come back any time soon.
 

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I'd love to hunt hogs! Went to Tioga in PA twice to hunt them. Fun and delicious!!! Best pork I've ever had.
I know they're feral and cause tons of damage but being able to hunt them every day and night just seems like a great way to get practice in on live game, provide meat for not only the family but for feed the hungry type programs as well and tes out different broadheads and evaluate their performance.

Can't imagine we'll ever see feral hogs in Jersey but if we do I can guarantee I'm going to hunt them regularly!
 

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I'll admit that I did have some big-time fun hunting hogs when we lived in Texas. I love that you could hunt for them year-round, with any hunting implement you wanted, so long as you had a standard hunting license. Guys took hogs with knife or spear even, but they had more testosterone than I do!

You can hunt them day or night too, and while I don't own night-vision optics, a buddy of mine did, and that was freakin' cool to play with. I took my first one a little after midnight on a full-moon with a standard Luopold scope on an old-school .300 Savage lever at 114 yards. I was really surprised at how much light that scope could gather in the middle of the night and woods. Second hog fell to a .44 mag pistol in broad daylight, and the third to a .300 WSM while running. All were fun hunts... but that first hog taken in the middle of the night, when you could hear them fighting all around you.. that one takes the cake. Nothing gets your blood boiling like sitting in the middle of complete darkness and hearing those fighting hogs all around you, without being able to SEE them too!

Of the three I've taken, two of them had excellent tasting meat. I had some of it made into sausage and kept the shoulders for smoking pulled pork. I would challenge anyone to discern the wild boar sausage or pulled pork from the farm pig you buy in the grocery store. One of my pigs though, for whatever reason, tasted horrible upon smoking it. I had a buddy smoke that one, and it smelled so bad that I almost chucked it without even tasting it. Weird.

With all that said, I don't wish for them to migrate north. Like all invasive species that humans purposefully or accidentally introduce, they're too destructive for the native environments.
 
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