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What I did

Posted by Dennis on Monday, 15 April 2019, at 4:10 p.m.
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In response to 143143: Get Off My Lawn!! Need Electric Fence Help, posted by Harry Pritikin on Thursday, 7 March 2019, at 7:53 a.m.

I was overrun with hordes of pigs on my South Kona property (which as you may recall you represented a few years back). On the advice of the guy working the sporting goods counter at Walmart I bought a hunting crossbow (not at Walmart but from a hunting supplier on the internet). In all, I eliminated 15 pigs using "Assassin" brand expanding surgical tips. The depleted survivors apparently decided to move on to greener pastures, so to speak. After moving to Koloko I've had 2 pigs appear on my lawn in the early A.M. Unfortunately, the crossbow string unraveled before the move (it seems unfortunately that no one on the island is able to string a crossbow), so I shot them with a .22 pellet rifle. The pellet makes a sickening "splat" noise as it penetrates, but they exited in a hurry and never returned. A head or liver shot will take them down, but from a distance the lung is good enough. One recent morning, driving down to town, I passed three pig carcasses laid out on the road shoulder; not a pretty sight, but an understandable event. By the time I drove back up, the carcasses had vanished. Unfortunately, feral pigs, which are more intelligent than canines, are known to trash electric fences and destroy rock walls. Traps are effective. A popular solution is to engage pig trappers who will build a trap on your property in exchange for the meat.


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