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Posted: 9/17/2009 7:18:23 PM EST
Well I know they are in zone 25 area as of last year in the NJ hunting digest. This year the state says they might allow deer hunters to take them during the deer season. I don't know what plans NJ has for them. But I was wondering since they were around last year and how we know these guys are prolific breeders they should be expanding there range. I wonder since they expand there territory quickly how long till they become part of NJ wildlife??

I am thinking of maybe trying after them this year when the NJ wildlife guys say I can. Has anyone here tried for our own NJ hogs??

From what I have learned is that it only takes 1 to 2 years if not much less to turn domesticated hogs to revert back to wild swine.

So maybe another animal for us to hunt.

Brian
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 5:08:27 AM EST
Originally Posted By 445supermag:
Well I know they are in zone 25 area as of last year in the NJ hunting digest. This year the state says they might allow deer hunters to take them during the deer season. I don't know what plans NJ has for them. But I was wondering since they were around last year and how we know these guys are prolific breeders they should be expanding there range. I wonder since they expand there territory quickly how long till they become part of NJ wildlife??

I am thinking of maybe trying after them this year when the NJ wildlife guys say I can. Has anyone here tried for our own NJ hogs??

From what I have learned is that it only takes 1 to 2 years if not much less to turn domesticated hogs to revert back to wild swine.

So maybe another animal for us to hunt.

Brian


I've never hunted them nor am I an expert by any means. But going by what I do know I think the potential for the state being overrun by feral hogs is very real. In fact I think this state is perfect for them. With so many area's being privately held semi-rural and with little or no no hunting allowed it shouldn't take much time at all before their population is out of hand.....they're supposed to be pretty smart to boot...I see them adapting very nicely here. It won't take long to find out....keep an eye on PA. they're waging battle right now. Just one mans opinion.

RG

Link Posted: 9/18/2009 11:11:12 AM EST
That's all I need, we have the freaking liberals rehabitating us with Rattlesnakes, just had a cottonmouth found up the road, Hurricaine Allie said she sw a fok but it may be a coyote, hey mountain lions are next? Where are the hogs now?
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 12:36:22 PM EST
http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/news/2009/feralhogs09.htm

Hunters Permitted to Take Feral Hogs During Deer Season in Zone 25
August 31, 2009
Updated September 10, 2009
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Fish and Wildlife has issued a Special Wildlife Management Permit to control feral hogs in Deer Management Zone 25. Hunters do not need a special permit to pursue hogs in this zone. They need only have their regular hunting licenses and deer permits necessary to hunt deer during the applicable seasons. Feral hogs compete with wildlife for available food sources, prey upon ground-nesting birds and small mammals and may carry disease. For these reasons, feral hogs are classified as a potentially dangerous exotic animal. The increase in the population of feral hogs has also resulted in damage to lawns, golf courses, farm crops and forests in Gloucester County.

Feral hogs may be pursued during the season dates prescribed for Deer Management Zone 25 and may be harvested anywhere in Zone 25. Sportsmen and sportswomen will be permitted to shoot free-ranging feral hogs of either sex and any age while deer hunting during the Fall Bow, Permit Bow, Six-day Firearm, Permit Muzzleloader, Permit Shotgun and Winter Bow seasons, provided they have not reached the season bag limit for deer. During the Fall Bow, Permit Bow or Winter Bow seasons, bowhunters pursuing deer on Sundays on private property or wildlife management areas in Zone 25 may also harvest a hog on Sunday.

The bag limit for feral hogs is unlimited and no hog permit is required. Only weapons authorized for deer hunting may be used to take feral hogs. Written permission must be obtained from the landowner to pursue feral hogs on private property.

Feral hogs must be checked at the Sportsmen's Outpost on Fries Mill Road in Williamstown or at Ted's Taxidermy, 713 Rt. 40, in Buena. Personnel from the New Jersey Department of Agriculture may be at the deer check station on key days of the hunting season to take samples. Harvested feral hogs may be retained for personal consumption. Sportsmen are responsible for the butchering and disposal of the carcass.

Deer hunters are advised that people can contract diseases, such as brucellosis from infected feral hogs. Plastic or rubber gloves should be worn while field-dressing feral hogs. Unwanted entrails should be burned, buried or disposed of to prevent access by animals. Work surfaces and utensils used to field-dress and butcher hogs should be cleaned and disinfected to prevent the spread of disease. Feral hog meat should be thoroughly cooked before it is eaten.

The special blanket permit offers sportsmen and sportswomen a unique opportunity to assist the Division of Fish and Wildlife in protecting New Jersey's natural resources and species biodiversity. Though the known population of feral hogs in New Jersey is currently small, hunters can help eradicate them before they become well established and negatively affect the state's natural heritage.
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