I was at Brownells yesterday and ran into an old coot that I hadn't seen since he moved to Texas 30 years ago. The old guy is 71 years old, in great shape and spends all of his days catching catfish and hunting wild boar.
He gave me an open invite to come shoot some "tuskers". He also advised me to bring a big gun with a high KO factor. The big boars are adapting so well that they are learning to circle their quarry and follow the hunter's sent trail from the back side making the hunter the hunted( they are carnivorous). Does that sound familiar to you Alaskans? He had a picture of one that his son killed this year that weighed 760lbs. Since a pig that big isn't fit to eat they took pictures and what not and then hauled it to a remote area and dumped it. Within a couple of days other pigs had completely devoured everything but the large bones.
Sounds to me like they need some Brown Bears in Texas to help them out with their problem.
I'm thinking a Marlin Guide gun in 45-70 should work for bringing home the bacon. Since I don't shoot the 45-70 very often I don't think I'll reload for it so what factory fodder would you guys recommend ? If it works on bruins it ortta work on a pig I would think.