Hog Hunting

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The legend of 'Halloween Hogzilla'

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On the final morning of October, I sat in my climber overlooking a water puddle commonly used by hogs on R.K. Yancey WMA with my new pig-busting 100-pound longbow. 

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November 18 at 10:00 am
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The Bayou State has bacon

Last month in this column I paid tribute to the wild hog, which has been in this country for 500 years. My point was that this critter has been able to survive despite the fact that most are out to eliminate it from the landscape.

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November 12 at 9:00 am
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Hail to the feral hog

Back in July our nation celebrated its 238th birthday. No doubt many of you celebrated Independence Day watching a traditional fireworks display; you saw the rocket’s red glare and the bombs bursting in air, and hopefully avoided the popping of a firecracker in your hand.

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September 12 at 9:00 am
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Video: When wild hogs attack

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Hunting is often described by the uninitiated as an act perpetrated on innocent animals. And, well, we do hide in trees and wait for deer to meander into our sights. Fun and productive, but it's not all that dangerous to the hunter, unless he happens to fall from his perch.

And then there's hog hunting. Unless you are lucky enough to be in a tree when a hog walks out, you just never know what will happen — as this video so aptly shows.

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July 15 at 7:20 am
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LWFC adopts NOI for aerial feral hog control

Citing the growth of the feral hog population and the corresponding damage they create, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission adopted a notice of intent last week that would establish permit regulations for aerial hog control.

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July 07 at 10:37 am
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Taking down hogs — airboat style

In what Greg Hackney likened to “a carnival ride with a shotgun,” the Sportsman TV host recently traveled to Violet for an airboat hunt to take down some feral hogs in the marsh.

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May 28 at 4:43 pm
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LDWF investigating allowing recreational hunters to serve as helicopter gunners to help reduce feral hog population

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is currently working with Texas Parks and Wildlife to investigate developing a program that would allow recreational hunters in Louisiana the opportunity to pay and serve as gunners on helicopter flights to help reduce the state’s feral hog population.

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April 14 at 5:33 pm
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Hog hunting — airboat style

In tonight’s episode of Sportsman TV, host Greg Hackney travels to Violet for an airboat hunt to take down some feral hogs in the marsh.

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April 09 at 9:17 pm
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Airboat Hog Hunt

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Like a carnival ride with a shotgun, we set out to control the feral hog population using airboats to run them down.

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March 20 at 6:00 pm
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New episode of Sportsman TV tonight at 6:30 on CST: Airboat Hog Hunt

In a brand new episode premiering tonight on CST, Sportsman TV host Greg Hackney traveled to Violet for an airboat hunt to take down some feral hogs in the marsh after deer season.

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March 19 at 5:14 pm
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LDWF's aerial control program nets 54 hogs at Sherburne and Pearl River WMAs

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ aerial control program to shoot feral hogs from a helicopter last week on Sherburne and Pearl River Wildlife Management Areas netted a total of 54 downed pigs, according to the state veterinarian.

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March 19 at 8:27 am
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LDWF to use helicopters to hunt down feral hogs this week on Pearl River and Sherburne WMAs

With harvests by hunters not putting a dent in the wild hog population on state wildlife management areas, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is using helicopters this week to hunt down feral hogs on Pearl River and Sherburne WMAs.

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March 11 at 9:59 am
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Hog hunting Mozambique-style

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In Louisiana, hunters across the state have tried lots of different ways to control the feral hog population.

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February 13 at 8:35 am
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Hannah’s the Hog Hunter — How one woman is controlling wild pigs

The sun was just beginning to peek over the horizon on a clear morning. The early morning light revealed our group of hog hunters as we sat in silence on four-wheelers strung along a woods road.

Catch dogs wearing their protective vests and collars sat on the four-wheelers with us. We listened intently and watched the catch dogs for any sign that they might hear something in the distance.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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LDWF strongly discourages hog, coyote snares in bear areas

Because biologists have been called upon in recent weeks to release several bears caught in coyote or hog snares, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is strongly recommending that trappers refrain from using snares in at least 15 parishes across the state.

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December 31, 2013 at 10:00 am
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Backpack cleaned hog meat out of the woods in one trip

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When a hog hunt is successful, that’s when the going sometimes gets pretty tough.

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November 22, 2013 at 1:00 pm
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