Younger smaller sows larger litters?

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  1. desmond

    desmond "runnin' with sasquatch"

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    I have noticed the younger/smaller sows have large litters. While the older larger sows with one or two piglets. Is this the usual? And yes, I have all these in my sights..............
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  2. erForman

    erForman Greenwood, TX SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    I read once that sows will nurse other sow's piglets. So you never know whose is whose.
     
  3. J BAR K

    J BAR K Just trying to make a day. SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Wow looks like you may need to put in some overtime! Lots of targets. I’ve heard the same. When I see a sounder like that it’s looks to me like they all just mix up.
     
  4. desmond

    desmond "runnin' with sasquatch"

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    The two big sows had only 3 piglets total. I have been watching them for a long time. The 4 smaller sows, there was 5 I shot one, had somewhere around 25 piglets total. I have seen that larger "white" sow above once had just one piglet, that I shot. So I would say that it would be better to shoot the younger, smaller sows, then the fat old ones.
     
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    der Teufel Livin' the Dream … SUS VENATOR CLUB

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    My theory is that by shooting the younger sows you take out more future generations since they have more breeding years ahead of them.

    Of course, my rifle always seems to select the largest target — not sure how that happens … :rolleyes:
     
  6. Ratdog68

    Ratdog68 LSB Official Story Teller LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    If you were a boar, would you chase the squeelie little thang curious about these new hormones, or the grunting/sloppy old sow that isn't afraid to compete for food ? It makes perfect sense to moi. :D

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