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Kentwood man downs 350-pound-plus wild hog — from his lawn chair

While Marshal Travis sat in a lawn chair Monday night waiting patiently for a giant wild hog he’d seen on his trail cam, the 29-year-old Kentwood resident was having some second thoughts on his game plan for the evening.

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August 06 at 8:34 am
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Apex Predator: Year-long Hog Wash Tournament starts Sept. 20

If you like hog hunting, eating pork and competing in tournaments, great news: Louisiana’s first year-long hog tournament begins soon. 

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July 21 at 4:09 pm
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Public Rambling: Season recap on Atchafalaya Delta WMA

Hey guys, sorry this season follow up is so late, but we experienced some technical difficulties that are in the process of being resolved. 

The deer and hog season was pretty successful for us — we killed a total of 10 deer in my group, which consisted of me, Randy Levingston, David Simoneaux and Casey Louis. 

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May 18 at 1:49 pm
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Pending legislation would require LDWF permit to transport feral hogs in Louisiana

A bill that would require a permit from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to transport live feral hogs goes before the House Committee on Natural Resources and Environment in Baton Rouge next week.

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April 30 at 6:50 pm
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LSU AgCenter scientists creating poison bait to target wild hog population

Researchers at LSU are currently developing a fish-based poison bait that, if ultimately approved by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, could put a serious dent into Louisiana’s wild hog population.

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April 16 at 4:06 pm
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So you want to be a hog killer?

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Do you hate the hogs that are tearing up your hunting property and making deer hunts more difficult? Do you feel a sense of accomplishment when you take a few hogs out of the population?

Well, after you watch the attached video, you might feel like you don't know anything about how to hunt hogs.

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March 18 at 10:02 pm
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New Iberia man charged with allegedly killing Louisiana black bear near Cypremort Point

A 52-year-old New Iberia man was cited for allegedly killing a Louisiana black bear while hog hunting near Cypremort Point in St. Mary Parish on Feb. 28, according to a news release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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March 05 at 4:16 pm
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Father-son duo bring home the bacon, down 700-pound-plus N.C. hog

Jonathan Florence admitted that it was “pure luck”, but neither he nor his father, Bruce, is about to downplay the hunt last Friday in Transylvania County that ended with Bruce Florence killing a 707 ½-pound wild hog he said could be best described with one word: buffalo.

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January 28 at 4:46 pm
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Hog busters — How Louisiana Wild Hog Removal operates

A few years ago a group of eight hunters formed Louisiana Wild Hog Removal LLC to hunt, kill and remove feral hogs from other people’s property.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Varmint: Why wild hogs spread so quickly

Louisiana has a strange relationship with Sus scrofa — the feral hog,

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Search and destroy — Group forms to exterminate Louisiana’s wild hogs

The hydraulics on the fork lift whined as it picked up the last pallet load of dead hogs.

Fork lift?

Pallet load? 

Yeah — that’s what is needed for 2 1/2 tons of dead hogs. 

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January 01 at 7:00 am
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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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 at 10:37 am
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