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  1. Book Reviews
    The Biggle Swine Book from the Biggle Farm Library by Jacob Biggle 1898 A reprint by Skyhorse Publishing of the original book. From a time when most families had a hog or two and modern veterinary medicine was not available. Of interest to history buffs or those people interested in...
  2. Military Weapons Forum
    Does anyone have a VEPR in 6.5 Grendel? Since justin is always complaining about the 6.5 bolts, this should be ok now since its an AK? :D: https://www.k-var.com/shop/VPR-65G-01.html What kind of accuracy are you getting?
  3. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    So DW and I just purchased a 33acre "hobby" farm, out of the 33 there is probably 12 acres of pasture, in 3 different distinct locations separated by a creek, forest and ridges. My plan is to put up to 12 pastured heritage pigs out on the farm next spring. I am looking for advise for any fall...
  4. General Discussion
    In an apocalyptic grid-down situation affecting the entire country a la "One Second After" would trains be a realistic source of supplies and material? I live in Southern Indiana and in my town I see trains go by with Corn, Wheat, Cattle, Hogs, Coal etc. I have no idea how practical it would...
  5. Texas
    Anyone know someone with some land around SA or hill country that you can hunt some wild hogs/ varmints on? wouldn't mind throwing down some cash to shoot or do some leg work for the opportunity. just alot of the places im finding online are too expensive. Have never cleaned or quarter any...
  6. Hunting and Trapping General Discussion
    A few weeks ago a buddy of mine and I got a call saying my son-in-law and his friends needed some help getting a hog out of the woods. The dogs had chased the hogs a long ways from the boat, so far that the hunting party needed help packing the hogs. My buddy and I hook up with the hunting...
  7. Hunting and Trapping General Discussion
    My son-in-law has some hog dogs and will from time to time go down to the Angelina River close to Jasper Texas to catch some hogs. On November 24, the dogs chased the hog far away from the boat, I was called in to help. First we had to pick up one of the hunters, bring him around to the boat...
  8. Hunting and Trapping General Discussion
    I'm looking to start hunting in West TN this season. I think I can get on to a hunting lease with stands already setup. It is 1st come 1st serve but only about 15 members allowed from what I understand. The cost is $600/year for 2000 acres. Is this reasonable? Another lease I haven't looked...
  9. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Hog vaccines. Hog vaccines? Yes, Hog vaccines! So, what do you folks think about vaccines for hogs? I have 4 sows that were weaned the end of September, and a boar who was weaned the end of October. They live together in the same pen. I hope that next spring I can turn them out into the a...
  10. Hunting and Trapping General Discussion
    For years I've butchered my own game animals, even farm animals (mostly pigs and goats!). But I've had this problem, that I've always wondered what other folks do. When you butcher animals, what do you do with the ribs? How about the Fat? The reason for the question, I ask my friends what...
  11. Hunting and Trapping General Discussion
    Just wondering if anyone else does this. What rounds do you use? What are your tactics?
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    (From time to time we see discussions on whether or not survivors will be able to "live off the land" after disaster. Well, this article shows that if the survivors live in certain parts of the country -- and like pork -- they'll probably do just fine :)...
  13. Hunting and Trapping General Discussion
    I searched thoroughly but I couldn't find a discussion about it. I know there has to be one but maybe I don't know the right terms. I always search before posting because everything has been covered. Now this is my situation. I got 14 acres of land in the mountains of Puerto Rico. This is going...
  14. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Hey - Basic question - how much purchased feed (corn, sweet feed, hog chow, etc.) does it take to take to bring a feeder pig up to slaughter weight? I'm assuming you buy your feeder pig in the early spring and slaughter around 12/1 or so, as soon as it's cold enough to kill and hang the meat...
  15. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Greetings, I am curious as to the smell from pig farming. My neighbor has a 600-700lb sow that is lock up by herself in a 12x8' pen. I didn't notice too much of a smell other than the normal minimal manure, straw, urine etc, but it wasn't noticeable more than 5-10 ft away. Is that normal...
  16. Hunting and Trapping General Discussion
    It seems we have a shortage of hog hunters here. Is it just me, or has very little been posted on hog hunting? And why is that?
  17. Firearms General Discussion
    What scope and scope mounts should I use for a for Marlin 336w 30-30?
  18. Hunting and Trapping General Discussion
    These are some I have built. The first picture is a spring assist door and is 4'hx4'wx8l' door is 3.5'h x 2.5'w, and is set with a trip stick at the rear of the trap where i pour the sour mixture over the stick and they root around and trip it (most caught at a time 9). The second...
  19. Hunting and Trapping General Discussion
    How to track wild hogs Wild hogs are very good source of fresh meat. Most states have a year round open season, with both of those factors, these beast should not be over looked. Some of these wild hogs can exceed 300+ pounds - talk about being able to feed a family if SHTF. First: Wild hogs...
  20. Hunting and Trapping General Discussion
    This is why I keep the feeders going all year, plus it helps to maintain the local wildlife. Some times we get wild hogs going to the feeder as well. If SHTF, or eotwawki we will have a supply of fresh meat, at least for a little while. The time is one hour off, its still set from last...
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