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Top-Water 01-05-2019 11:54 AM

Is this a problem now?
 
Is this a problem now?

Found this on the Center Harbor Town Web-Site posted about a month ago. Every once in a while I see these shows on TV about wild pigs in different places in the U.S. Is there a problem now in the lakes region. Seems odd that this got posted there. Anyone know what prompted Center Harbor to post this and the WANTED pfd.

Center Harbor
https://www.centerharbornh.org/

Feral Swine Information
https://www.centerharbornh.org/home/...ne-information

Wanted PFD:
https://www.centerharbornh.org/sites...nformation.pdf

MAXUM 01-05-2019 03:50 PM

https://wildlife.state.nh.us/wildlife/feral-hogs.html

Top-Water 01-05-2019 04:06 PM

@ MAXUM ....... Thank you

Did not know they existed in New Hampshire.

MAXUM 01-05-2019 09:52 PM

In all my time hunting all over the state I've never seen one. Then again the SW corner of the state is one area I haven't really hunted either. I find it hard to believe there is any population in Center Harbor, if those things were around, especially if they were to the point of having a population problem I'm sure it would be well known. They can be pretty destructive and aggressive if agitated. That is one animal you don't want getting out of control.

That said they are very good eating.

From what I understand the population of them in NH is confined on a private game ranch.

Top-Water 01-05-2019 10:09 PM

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Originally Posted by MAXUM (Post 306012)
In all my time hunting all over the state I've never seen one. Then again the SW corner of the state is one area I haven't really hunted either. I find it hard to believe there is any population in Center Harbor, if those things were around, especially if they were to the point of having a population problem I'm sure it would be well known. They can be pretty destructive and aggressive if agitated. That is one animal you don't want getting out of control.

That said they are very good eating.

From what I understand the population of them in NH is confined on a private game ranch.

Pretty much all you mentioned about how destructive they can be I had already knew from watching various tv shows. A huge problem in some parts of the country. That's why I was surprised to see the mention on the Center Harbor website.

Thanks again for the Fish and Game link, now all I have to worry about is Big Foot :)

tis 01-06-2019 05:57 AM

I have never seen one either. I didn't even know they were a problem.

jeffk 01-06-2019 06:34 AM

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Originally Posted by MAXUM (Post 306012)
... From what I understand the population of them in NH is confined on a private game ranch.

When I read this, why do I start thinking about Jurassic Park? An aggressive and potentially dangerous species that is supposedly contained in a fenced in area? Let's hope your first sighting of them doesn't turn out to be in the middle of a singular of angry boars. :eek:

MAXUM 01-06-2019 10:31 PM

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Originally Posted by jeffk (Post 306021)
When I read this, why do I start thinking about Jurassic Park? An aggressive and potentially dangerous species that is supposedly contained in a fenced in area? Let's hope your first sighting of them doesn't turn out to be in the middle of a singular of angry boars. :eek:

Believe it or not there are a number of fenced in "game ranches" in New England where one can hunt all sorts of "exotic" species meaning not native to this area. This is a concept I simply don't understand as to me "hunting" in a confined area stocked with game is not really hunting. Everyone has their opinion I suppose. I do agree though if that population ever got loose and established who knows what the impact would be. As previously mentioned they are destructive and aggressive. You can bet if I ever end up face to face with one in the woods, it's going to be a bad day for that pig.

lakershaker 01-07-2019 01:26 PM

But they saved the buffalo!
 
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Originally Posted by MAXUM (Post 306060)
Believe it or not there are a number of fenced in "game ranches" in New England where one can hunt all sorts of "exotic" species meaning not native to this area. This is a concept I simply don't understand as to me "hunting" in a confined area stocked with game is not really hunting. Everyone has their opinion I suppose. I do agree though if that population ever got loose and established who knows what the impact would be. As previously mentioned they are destructive and aggressive. You can bet if I ever end up face to face with one in the woods, it's going to be a bad day for that pig.

It really depends on how big the confined area is, I guess... Over west of Sunapee in Croydon area, there is a 25,000+ acre (!) fenced ranch owned privately called Corbin Park. Lots of room for animals to roam and get away from hunters. This is a very exclusive hunting area, that still has elk. This place actually had a herd of buffalo that was used to repopulate the American West (if you've ever been to Yellowstone, you've seen the NH herd's descendants!) after the bison out west were wiped out. So without a private hunting preserve, we wouldn't have any wild buffalo - always trade-offs...

Corbin Park also had wild hogs that were imported from Europe for hunting. They escaped the fence after a storm way back, and have spread in the wild. That would be a long way to go though to make it up to Center Harbor!

MAXUM 01-07-2019 03:36 PM

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Originally Posted by lakershaker (Post 306085)
It really depends on how big the confined area is, I guess... Over west of Sunapee in Croydon area, there is a 25,000+ acre (!) fenced ranch owned privately called Corbin Park. Lots of room for animals to roam and get away from hunters. This is a very exclusive hunting area, that still has elk. This place actually had a herd of buffalo that was used to repopulate the American West (if you've ever been to Yellowstone, you've seen the NH herd's descendants!) after the bison out west were wiped out. So without a private hunting preserve, we wouldn't have any wild buffalo - always trade-offs...

Corbin Park also had wild hogs that were imported from Europe for hunting. They escaped the fence after a storm way back, and have spread in the wild. That would be a long way to go though to make it up to Center Harbor!

Interesting I had no idea some had gotten loose.

swnoel 01-08-2019 05:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Top-Water (Post 305986)
Is this a problem now?

Found this on the Center Harbor Town Web-Site posted about a month ago. Every once in a while I see these shows on TV about wild pigs in different places in the U.S. Is there a problem now in the lakes region. Seems odd that this got posted there. Anyone know what prompted Center Harbor to post this and the WANTED pfd.

Center Harbor
https://www.centerharbornh.org/

Feral Swine Information
https://www.centerharbornh.org/home/...ne-information

Wanted PFD:
https://www.centerharbornh.org/sites...nformation.pdf

My guess is someone uneducated about feral hogs in NH ran with this... did I miss the Sasquatch poster too?

secondcurve 01-09-2019 06:01 PM

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Originally Posted by lakershaker (Post 306085)
It really depends on how big the confined area is, I guess... Over west of Sunapee in Croydon area, there is a 25,000+ acre (!) fenced ranch owned privately called Corbin Park. Lots of room for animals to roam and get away from hunters. This is a very exclusive hunting area, that still has elk. This place actually had a herd of buffalo that was used to repopulate the American West (if you've ever been to Yellowstone, you've seen the NH herd's descendants!) after the bison out west were wiped out. So without a private hunting preserve, we wouldn't have any wild buffalo - always trade-offs...

Corbin Park also had wild hogs that were imported from Europe for hunting. They escaped the fence after a storm way back, and have spread in the wild. That would be a long way to go though to make it up to Center Harbor!

Iíve been in Corbin several times. It is impressive. Pigs escape periodically and destroy local lawns. The park fixes the situations when notified. I suppose it is possible some pigs escaped and made their way to Center Harbor over time.


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