Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Is It A Deer Stand or Perhaps A Wild Hog Stand

image Yesterday BIL David emailed me photos taken at the deer lease with his game camera. I was expecting to see at least a eight point deer or a  deer period. Instead all we had were photos of a wild hog family. They evidently tore down the wire fence as you can see they are inside around the corn feeder. They may have to put up a bounty on these guys as I don’t see them going away anytime soon. They are very destructive to the land. image
The farmers in the area say that a family this size will completely destroy any crops or farm land. Wild boar are generally known as Razorbacks. As of 2008, the estimated population of 4 million boar caused an estimated $800 million of property damage a year in the U.S.A.


My BIL James says it looks like they are going to have to put up some hog wire fence which is much stiffer and the wire itself is a larger diameter. He wanted to avoid this if he could as it is much more expensive than the wire fence they have put up. However, since that’s not working it looks like if he wants corn for the deer he has no other choice.

Sandy has a collection of bird houses we’ve made back imagewhen we were in the wood craft business.This is just part of her collection.  The Texas flag  bird house and bird house with the red roof were our most popular styles back in the day. When I went to bed at night I would have dreams of building these.

Until next time….MtnAire Travlers.


  1. When we were volunteering at Hagerman NWR they had some wild boar on their land and would go out and set traps and then shoot them. The only animal on the refuge that wasn't protected....and I see why!
    Love those bird houses, especially the Texas one!

    Take care!
    Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

  2. We had a rash of hogs at the State Park out here by the house. They really worked the State Park over...rooted up the ground around there and mad a mess.