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Hog Control Services

Legal game populations are effectively managed in most states by hunters during a specific, annual hunting season with a daily or annual bag limit. But wild pigs are not game animals. They are considered an invasive, non-game species in most states with no closed hunting season and no bag limit. Yet, annual statistics confirm traditional Trapping and Hunting methods fail to effectively control wild pig populations. This means hunters may harvest an unlimited number of wild pigs 365 days per year but are either unwilling or incapable of controlling feral swine populations. Farmers, ranchers and landowners in the United States are looking for competent Hog Control Operators™ who are committed to investing the time and resources needed to remove every pig from their property.

JAGER PRO® is the most efficient hog control company in the United States.

The JAGER PRO® thermal shooting methods achieve more efficient harvest results than any traditional shooting scenario.

Sport Hunting

Sport hunting is the practice of pursuing a game species for food or recreation using fair chase principles and methods. As conservationists, hunters are taught it is unethical to harvest juveniles (deer fawns, elk calves, bear cubs, etc.) since they are game animals. However, traditional hunting approaches used to manage game animals producing only one or two offspring per year and will NOT control an invasive species producing 12-20 piglets annually.

Hog Control (The JAGER PRO® Way)

The JAGER PRO® mission is the total elimination of an invasive, non-game species as a means of agricultural pest control and disease prevention using any legal means necessary. Farmers have the same right to protect their crops from corn rootworms, soybean aphids and feral swine as a homeowner’s right to protect their house from termites, rats and cockroaches. Insect versus mammal makes no difference to the legal definition of a pest.

Personnel

Each three person hog control team is equipped with one long range thermal monocular and three thermal scopes mounted on .308 caliber modern sporting rifles. The best location to observe a damaged field is at the highest elevation facing the wind.

Stalking

Team leaders use a long range thermal monocular to detect targets and lead shooters single file at sling arms for safety. The team leader watches the body language of feral pigs to determine how close to stalk. Wind direction is the most important factor for scent control. It is also important for the shooters to move only when the team leader moves making one silhouette on the horizon.

Engaging Targets

The strategy is to stalk within 50 yards to kill the entire sounder. After the team leader takes a knee, shooters move up on his left and right for the shot. Shooters operate on 3 2 1 countdown method for simultaneous first shots. Feral pigs will then be running for follow up shots. It is important to have pre-determined sectors of fire for safety and efficiency.

Target Adult Sows First

The initial volley should target adult sows. This tactical strategy (1) prevents escapes, (2) eliminates adult leadership, (3) ends future reproduction and (4) creates chaos with a communication void in the sounder. Confused juveniles offer easier follow up shots without adult direction. Shoot remaining moving targets with proper lead for follow up shots.

Understanding Lead

SHOOTING MOVING TARGETS

Shooters must understand lead to become proficient at moving targets. Lead can be defined as shooting ahead of a moving target so that the bullet and target intercept. In other words, you must shoot where the target will be when the bullet arrives. Leads are only necessary if targets move enough distance to change their position while the shot is in the air. It is not important for short range but crucial for distance and wide angles

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