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Hogs vs black Bears #6939747
07/23/20 12:36 PM
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I was wondering. Who would be the baddest, if they weigh the same! Our black Bear populations is increasing and l was just wondering who was going to take over an area, When it comes to food! The hogs push around the deer.

Re: Hogs vs black Bears [Re: Gator Foot] #6939762
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I don't think it matters which would win in a fight or who is the baddest.

Hogs out reproduce bears 40:1 or more.


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Re: Hogs vs black Bears [Re: Gator Foot] #6939764
07/23/20 12:53 PM
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Both are delicious


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Re: Hogs vs black Bears [Re: Gator Foot] #6939793
07/23/20 01:25 PM
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I'm know I'm a bad boy for saying it, but I wish we had both here.

Re: Hogs vs black Bears [Re: Gator Foot] #6939816
07/23/20 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Gator Foot
I was wondering. Who would be the baddest, if they weigh the same! Our black Bear populations is increasing and l was just wondering who was going to take over an area, When it comes to food! The hogs push around the deer.


How much do the bears weigh in your area?

Re: Hogs vs black Bears [Re: Gator Foot] #6939875
07/23/20 02:52 PM
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Were Iím at. I donít have any yet. They say or boars can get up to 400 pounds. To me thatís heavy for down here. On the pictures I see. Maybe around 200. I donít know anything about bears. Thatís why Iím asking. I know some hogs will get you if given the chance. Iím just comparing aggressiveness and which one would be dominant?

Re: Hogs vs black Bears [Re: Gator Foot] #6939878
07/23/20 02:54 PM
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I don't know much about bears except that you wouldnt want to put one on the defensive. Hogs are the same way- if you corner one you better have a plan and dont stub your toe- they are lightning fast.


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Re: Hogs vs black Bears [Re: Gator Foot] #6939967
07/23/20 03:58 PM
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Iím going to say hogs even though they are very low in population is SK although growing in number.
Bears though, theyíre everywhere, a weekly occurrence in my yard. We can kill two a yr if we want. Outside of them eating some fawns I donít think they hurt the deer much in terms of food competition.

Re: Hogs vs black Bears [Re: loosegoose] #6939971
07/23/20 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by loosegoose
I'm know I'm a bad boy for saying it, but I wish we had both here.

Me too!


I wonder if tap dancers walk into a room, look at the floor, and think, I'd tap that. I wonder about things.....
Re: Hogs vs black Bears [Re: Gator Foot] #6939976
07/23/20 04:12 PM
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Hogs will win. They have taken over around here. Iíve killed literally hundreds of pigs and a few bears. Pigs populate faster and spread out in larger numbers. Basically, they eat the same diet too. Now, if we could get a few hog eating bears around here, Iíd be ok with that.

Re: Hogs vs black Bears [Re: Gator Foot] #6939987
07/23/20 04:22 PM
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Bears and hogs weigh about the same. (No experience with hogs just from what I read). Hogs are agressive but bears are more lethal when they need to be. Hogs seem to breed like rabbits. But....I'm sure a hungry bear woulsnt mind feasting on a mess of suckling pig.

Re: Hogs vs black Bears [Re: Gator Foot] #6940132
07/23/20 06:57 PM
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Pound for pound the bears would definitely dominate-never underestimate a black bear.I have watched them rip a head off 400 plus dead pigs on bear baits years ago-and it looked pretty effortless.Almost scary.ya wild pigs would out populate them-but head to head weight wise i'd pick bears every time.JMO

Re: Hogs vs black Bears [Re: Gator Foot] #6940163
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Bears and hogs thrive down here in these swamps. Thier diets are so varied that they are not in 100% competition. I have seen many trail cam pics where bears caught pigs, some pigs 100 pounds or more, at deer feeders. Havent seen a pic yet of a hog catching a bear...


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Re: Hogs vs black Bears [Re: Pike River] #6940168
07/23/20 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Pike River
But....I'm sure a hungry bear woulsnt mind feasting on a mess of suckling pig.


Baby pigs are fine eating as long as you have already slap tamed momma. Her sense of humor is no existent when it comes to those babies.


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Re: Hogs vs black Bears [Re: Catch22] #6940176
07/23/20 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Catch22
Originally Posted by loosegoose
I'm know I'm a bad boy for saying it, but I wish we had both here.

Me too!


Jeff, we have both right here in Champaign County and in a lot of other Ohio counties too. Here's a boar my friend Don shot in Washington County, Ohio.

[Linked Image]

Don has bears on his land too.

Keith

Re: Hogs vs black Bears [Re: KeithC] #6940482
07/23/20 11:29 PM
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If you are talking black bears then they are able climbers and thus young and smaller bears can climb for cover. Also if the bears were to hibernate in the winter (being that far south I don't know if they do) they are away from harm for some weeks or months. They both will eat about anything so there is great diversity in what they can and do eat. Bear maybe able to handle swamp conditions better. As to just plain brute power and force a big wild boar against a big black bear boar? A lot of times in the wild it is not who fights the most or best but which species has the more dominating attitude.
From a habitat perspective bears are not nearly as hard on the landscape as wild hogs are.

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Re: Hogs vs black Bears [Re: Gator Foot] #6940645
07/24/20 07:40 AM
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Looks like the bear won this round!


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Re: Hogs vs black Bears [Re: Gator Foot] #6940654
07/24/20 07:47 AM
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Great pic Keith. We don't have hunt-able numbers though. I've never seen a wild hog here and only 2 bears over a 20 year period. It would be nice to have another larger critter to hunt, but I know that hogs are too destructive and we really don't have good bear habitat.


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Re: Hogs vs black Bears [Re: Leftlane] #6940742
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Originally Posted by Leftlane
I don't know much about bears except that you wouldnt want to put one on the defensive. Hogs are the same way- if you corner one you better have a plan and dont stub your toe- they are lightning fast.


And athletic. Watching a 200 lb boar jump a 48" panel in a trap is amazing. But, if you're talking confrontations, hogs can't climb! I'll edit to add a pic from my phone.

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This is an absolute trap wrecker. I'm estimating about 300 lbs

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