i didn't know g-hogs are regularly used as table fare. i have a friend with an infestation on his farm. over the years they have become weary of him
and he went from using an old (1913) bolt action .22 rimfire to a .223 vietnam era m16, to a weatherby 22-250 to reach out and touch them.
even shooting from a blind, 1 shot and they all hide for hours. we've discussed using air rifles in the blind so not to spook them, but baring starlings and hosps, my mother (1/2 ojibwa) instilled in us as young'ns, only take what you can use and let nothing go to waste. i never joined in the shooting for this reason. however, if the meat is indeed tasty, let the pellets fly!