Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Gun Laws

Man Shoots 416-Pound Wild Boar That Terrorized His Property

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Man Shoots 416-Pound Wild Boar That Terrorized His Property

A Texas man shot a 416-pound boar that he found ripping up his backyard and terrorizing the makeshift deer sanctuary he has on his land.

Joe Clowers, of Union Grove, Texas, said he shot the boar with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle. He was fed up with the boar preying on his fawns for the last five years.

“My property lays between some populated areas and I try to maintain an environment like a sanctuary or nursery for the deer to raise fawns,” said Clowers to the Houston Chronicle.

 

Clowers will turn the giant hog into a trophy that he will hang at home. The meat was left out too long to be eaten.

“He was the big daddy,” Clowers said. “I called him the bush beast.”

 Feral pigs are a serious nuisance in the United States. They are considered an invasive species, according to the United States Department of

Agriculture. Their population has exploded since the 1980’s, and Texas has the largest amount of them, at four million wild hogs. The state has struggled with ways to control them. They are very difficult to hunt since they are nocturnal, with an excellent sense of smell and hearing.

 

“They’re just so smart, that’s why I love them,” said Brian “Pig Man” Quaca to Smithsonian Magazine. “You can fool deer 50 percent of the time, but hogs’ll win 90 percent of the time.”

 

The New York Times reported that wild hogs cause about $52 million a year in damage through activity like consuming crops, destroying fences, eating young livestock, and digging up buried utility lines. They can also carry diseases that impact cattle and domesticated pigs.

There has been debate about how to control the population. Some have suggested poisoning them, but opponents have argued that the poisons will do more harm than good. Operations that make money off of wild boar meat will be in danger. Hunters and meat processors can’t deal with pigs that have been poisoned.

 

The feral pigs plaguing Texas and other states are the progeny of domesticated pigs that were let loose in the wild or a cross between wild hogs brought in from Europe that bred with domesticated feral pigs in the United States, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Read the complete article: TX | The Epoch Times

IN THIS ARTICLE
Texas Armed Citizen
TRENDING NOW
Outrageous! NC University Forces Student to Remove NRA Flag from Dorm Window

News  

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Outrageous! NC University Forces Student to Remove NRA Flag from Dorm Window

Elon University student forced to remove NRA banner from his dorm room window.

Levi’s Teams with Billionaire Michael Bloomberg to Attack Gun Rights

News  

Friday, September 7, 2018

Levi’s Teams with Billionaire Michael Bloomberg to Attack Gun Rights

Levi Strauss & Co. established its brand in the mid-19th century by selling durable clothing to working-class Americans. As Levi’s signature jeans gained popularity amongst a wider set in the middle of the last century, ...

Anti-gun Senator Accompanied by “Unprecedented” Security Detail While Traveling in California

News  

Friday, September 14, 2018

Anti-gun Senator Accompanied by “Unprecedented” Security Detail While Traveling in California

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) is no fan of the Second Amendment. As California attorney general, she sided with local officials who refused to issue concealed carry permits to qualified, law-abiding applicants unless they could demonstrate an extraordinary ...

Gun Control Activist Urges Canadian Audience to Get Involved in U.S. Politics

News  

Friday, September 14, 2018

Gun Control Activist Urges Canadian Audience to Get Involved in U.S. Politics

For someone who has previously falsely accused the NRA of funneling foreign money into domestic politics, it must be that David Hogg either forgot he was in Canada recently or failed to appreciate that it’s also illegal ...

No, It’s Not Harder to Buy Allergy Medicine than a Gun

News  

Friday, September 14, 2018

No, It’s Not Harder to Buy Allergy Medicine than a Gun

A twist on an inaccurate old anti-gun talking point is making the rounds on social media. On September 10, anti-gun public relations professional Wendy Zipes Hunter tweeted about a purported recent trip to drug store. Hunter claimed, “Couldn’t ...

NRA Calls on Phil Bredesen to Retract Misleading Ad

News  

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

NRA Calls on Phil Bredesen to Retract Misleading Ad

The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund today called on U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen to retract a false and misleading campaign ad where he cites an incorrect NRA grade and misleads voters by claiming ...

News  

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

NRA Endorses Marsha Blackburn for U.S. Senate

On behalf of our six million members across the country, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) today endorsed Marsha Blackburn for U.S. Senate in Tennessee.

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

Gun Laws  

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Guide To The Interstate Transportation Of Firearms

CAUTION: Federal and state firearms laws are subject to frequent change. This summary is not to be considered as legal advice or a restatement of law.

“Law is Dead in Washington state” – Outraged Reaction to Court Decision on I-1639

News  

Friday, September 7, 2018

“Law is Dead in Washington state” – Outraged Reaction to Court Decision on I-1639

The Washington State constitution, Art. 2, sec. 1, contains an explicit direction that each “petition shall include the full text of the measure so proposed.” A state law incorporating this requirement specifies that all petitions circulated for signatures must ...

No NRA Members Need Apply

News  

Friday, August 17, 2018

No NRA Members Need Apply

Like most people, we understand that educational institutions and staff tend to lean left. The degree and intensity of the bend varies across universities, but a leftward orientation is actually expected today. We’re aware that ...

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -

More Like This From Around The NRA

NRA ILA

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.