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Old 01-20-2013, 10:40 AM
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Where can a person hunt wild pigs in Alberta? Do you need a licence to hunt them? I am having a problem getting any true fact information on this topic. Can anyone gave me some info on the wild pigs?
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:27 AM
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i wish you luck in your research banker. i've been looking into wild boar hunting for 2 years and it is very difficult to get info. the best info came to from talking to fish and game officialls in different areas and also from county officials. once in awhile someone will post some pics. on this forum of a succesfull pig hunt but most of those happen when out coyote hunting. also locals that know where there might be some mostly keep the info. to themselves.
if you really want to get one try "hog wild" in mayerthorpe. not my cup of tea but people who have gone say they really enjoyed the experiance.

p.s. my brother is in hawaii right now and sent me a video of a wild boar. he's thinking of hunting for one there.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:20 PM
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:26 PM
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There is also a place by battleford sask a little cheaper them
N mayerthorp, a guy can make a weekend out of it they have cabin rentals out there, I think they have 100acers to hunt.
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Old 01-28-2014, 06:13 PM
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Hi every one. Ok where are the wild bore located. I thought I would start here. I'm located close to whitecourt. Or what would be the best way to find out where they are. Call fish and game, nock on a few land owners doors. Just really nobody is saying where.
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:14 PM
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Hi every one. Ok where are the wild bore located. I thought I would start here. I'm located close to whitecourt. Or what would be the best way to find out where they are. Call fish and game, nock on a few land owners doors. Just really nobody is saying where.
They are apparently alot fewer in number than one would be led to believe and the ones that are there are a closely guarded secret.

Heck ,if i had a little honey hole of hogs, where i could shoot a couple a year, i wouldnt tell anybody either
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Old 01-29-2014, 09:14 AM
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Wild Boars In Canada
this site tracks locations of boar sightings and kills across Canada. Nicely put together and fairly new, might have to go to Saskatchewan though.
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not sure how to get the URL for you to link here
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Old 01-29-2014, 09:46 AM
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yup checked on this some outfitter out by Sundre sells hunts on his "estate". He also offers Bison to kill.
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Old 01-29-2014, 09:56 AM
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yup checked on this some outfitter out by Sundre sells hunts on his "estate". He also offers Bison to kill.
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Old 01-29-2014, 05:11 PM
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Think about this.. The deer can barely survive this winter, how would a pig? There just isn't enough quality food out there for pigs.
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Old 01-29-2014, 05:39 PM
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I love it in Texas. I just can't see it catching on here with all the idiot animal rights groups around. "oh - look what they did to that poor little piggy".

Running through the bush at night, following the dogs - that is sure an adrenaline rush
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Old 01-29-2014, 05:41 PM
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Think about this.. The deer can barely survive this winter, how would a pig? There just isn't enough quality food out there for pigs.
Pigs are way tougher than deer and will eat anything
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Old 01-29-2014, 05:50 PM
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Where can a person hunt wild pigs in Alberta? Do you need a licence to hunt them? I am having a problem getting any true fact information on this topic. Can anyone gave me some info on the wild pigs?
google will always be your friend
http://www. youtube.com/watch?v=KJVf3T1WuEg

A guy I work with, his friends went on a hunt. I believe it was with these guys, it was not like this though, it was a stalk through the bush. they said they were scared as heck and at one time the pig chased them.
It was a fenced in hunt but the guy has a lot of land and it was a lot of work.
So goes the story.
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:22 PM
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Sure pigs will eat anything but they aren't ruminants and so its not easy for them to thrive in this climate.
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:30 PM
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Pigs are way tougher than deer and will eat anything
2' of snow and their legs are a lot shorter.

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Old 01-29-2014, 09:48 PM
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Pigs are way tougher than deer and will eat anything
True, but the winter will still put a check on them.
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Old 01-31-2014, 09:00 AM
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I think u need to know the right person. Everyone I talk to says they know someone who knows someone who's brothers sisters brother in-law shot a hog in Alberta. Good luck.
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Old 01-31-2014, 09:12 AM
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I think u need to know the right person. Everyone I talk to says they know someone who knows someone who's brothers sisters brother in-law shot a hog in Alberta. Good luck.
Might be an Urban Legend, but I've heard tales of guys cutting fences on wild hog farms to release some.


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Old 01-31-2014, 09:48 AM
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I have heard that Red Deer river flats have hogs in them and know about people harvesting hogs close to it...
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:46 AM
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If anyone is interested, I can line up Wild Bore hunts in Sweden.
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Old 01-31-2014, 11:29 AM
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Might be an Urban Legend, but I've heard tales of guys cutting fences on wild hog farms to release some.


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It has happened in the past. The incident I know of was quite a few years ago now.
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Old 01-31-2014, 12:51 PM
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Might be an Urban Legend, but I've heard tales of guys cutting fences on wild hog farms to release some.


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My cousin owns hog wild and he has had his fence cut several times. He's also had people shoot pigs right in the pen. Last time I talked to him he said there was a lot if headaches to having these hogs
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Old 01-31-2014, 01:07 PM
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Back in the mid-80's I saw one standing in the ditch on Hwy 16, just outside of Entwistle. Had to do a double-take - Sure enough, that's what it was.

Only one I have seen here, though.
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Old 01-31-2014, 03:24 PM
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2' of snow and their legs are a lot shorter.

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exactly...don't go out and buy a dedicated HOG gun just yet ..lol..pigs lose here in Alberta ..take it or leave it
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Old 01-31-2014, 03:43 PM
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If you want to hunt hogs there's a place east of North Battleford, Redman or something like that, wild hog hunts archery or black powder. Some guys from work went there and shot a 350# hog. They also said it was a tough hunt in hilly bush, getting close enough for shot was very challenging.
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Old 01-31-2014, 04:15 PM
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Yes, my brother lives in Batleford,. He has a friend with hogs on his land. had one bust out the snow last year and tusk him. He got it though. They taste good and sure are ornary.
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Old 10-01-2014, 05:44 AM
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I got my hog with a bow. Cypress Hills, that's all I'm saying, both the Alberta and Saskatchewan sides. Gotta protect my honey hole just a little. Best ribs, bacon and sausage ever.
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Old 10-01-2014, 05:56 AM
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This is not necessarily accurate, as I know of areas where boar were taken, but not reported, or bounty collected, but it gives you a good idea where to look:

http://wildboarcanada.ca/index.php?f....i06aU05Q.dpbs
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Old 10-01-2014, 06:21 AM
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Was in Key West Fla last year. My buddy shot a wild hog there, we got drunk while shark fishing, then decided to eat some of his pig. Toughest meat I ever ate, wasnt really that good either. After a few chews I went back to drinking beer!
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Old 10-01-2014, 06:34 AM
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Red Deer County just boasted there hasn't been a wild hog report there, since 2008. Gotta believe the minor infestations, at least around here, are done.

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