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Wild Hogs: You Can’t be Too Careful When Processing, Cooking

Wild Hogs: You Can’t be Too Careful When Processing, Cooking

👤By Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Feb 6, 2018

With a proliferation of feral hogs in Texas, control measures such as trapping and hunting can yield the rewards of good table fare. However, feral hogs can carry  parasites, such as hookworms, and experts advise to use safe cooking practices

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Wild Hogs: Trapdoor Designs Make a Big Difference

Wild Hogs: Trapdoor Designs Make a Big Difference

👤By Bill Hamrick, MSU Extension Service 🕔Jan 26, 2018

Late winter is the peak time for trapping wild hogs, and the door or gate is a vitally important component in the construction of any enclosure.  Most experts agree corral traps that are 15 to 20 feet in diameter are

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Wild Hogs: Oklahoma Exterminated 32,000 in 2017

Wild Hogs: Oklahoma Exterminated 32,000 in 2017

👤AgFax Staff 🕔Jan 26, 2018

The Wildlife Services Division of the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (ODAFF) and partners in the battle against feral swine eliminated a record number of the destructive, invasive species in 2017. Feral swine populations have been identified in all

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Wild Hogs: APHIS Wildlife Services to Begin Toxic Bait Field Trials

Wild Hogs: APHIS Wildlife Services to Begin Toxic Bait Field Trials

👤From USDA 🕔Dec 12, 2017

In November, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) accomplished two key tasks as part of its efforts to evaluate an oral toxic bait for use with invasive feral swine.  First, on November 6, 2017, APHIS Wildlife Services (WS)

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Mississippi: Hunters Should Prepare for Wild Hog Encounters

Mississippi: Hunters Should Prepare for Wild Hog Encounters

👤By Andrew Smith, Mississippi State University Extension Service 🕔Nov 22, 2017

Hunting season preparation is done to increase our odds of harvesting some of the special and iconic native species that we are fortunate to have in Mississippi, whether we’re targeting white-tailed deer, small game, waterfowl or a combination of quarry.

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Wild Hogs – Transporting Them? Don’t Even Think about It in Mississippi.

Wild Hogs – Transporting Them? Don’t Even Think about It in Mississippi.

👤By Nathan Gregory MSU Extension Service 🕔Oct 13, 2017

The first rule of transporting wild hogs is to not transport wild hogs. Bronson Strickland is the Mississippi State University Extension Service wildlife biologist and management specialist. He said the best way residents can help eradicate wild hogs is to

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Texas: Feral Hog Control Workshop, Coleman, Nov. 1

Texas: Feral Hog Control Workshop, Coleman, Nov. 1

👤By Steve Byrns, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Oct 12, 2017

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Coleman County has set a Feral Hog Control Workshop for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Goree Expo Center on the Coleman County Rodeo Grounds, Texas Highway 206 and 5th Ave., Coleman.

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Wild Hogs: Destructive Eating Machines Rolling Through Fields All Season Long

Wild Hogs: Destructive Eating Machines Rolling Through Fields All Season Long

👤By Bonnie Coblentz, MSU Extension Service 🕔Oct 6, 2017

Rooting and wallowing by wild hogs cause extensive land and crop damage, which can be stopped only by getting rid of the invasive animals. Bill Hamrick, a wildlife associate with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said wild hogs use

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Mississippi: Wild Hog Presence Threatens Wildlife

Mississippi: Wild Hog Presence Threatens Wildlife

👤By Bonnie Coblentz, MSU Extension Service 🕔Sep 29, 2017

The number of wild hogs living in an area determines the severity of their impact on wildlife, as these invasive creatures eat any source of nutrition they can find. Bronson Strickland, Mississippi State University Extension Service wildlife biologist and wildlife

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Mississippi: Increased Wild Hog Population May Spread Disease to Deer, Other Wildlife

Mississippi: Increased Wild Hog Population May Spread Disease to Deer, Other Wildlife

👤By Susan Collins-Smith, MSU Extension Service 🕔Sep 22, 2017

Wild hogs cost Mississippians millions of dollars each year, but landowners stand to lose more than money if the nuisance animals’ range and population continue to grow. Left unchecked, wild hogs have the potential to steal property owners’ investments and

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