Hog Hunting

Shiree often sours corn to increase its attractiveness to hogs.

Life on his terms

May 15 at 7:00am
Laney Shiree’s massive hog, taken a few days before this hunt, scaled an incredible 543 pounds.

Hog Wars

Feed, feed, and feed some more to take down record number - and size - hogs.
May 01 at 7:00am
From the left, Brian and Torrie Eaton, the author and Randy Levingston pose with one of the hogs they downed during a March hunt on the Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area.

Public Rambling: Late-season hog success at the Delta

Relentless pursuit pays off on final hunt of the season
April 05 at 9:46am
William McKey, left, and Chase Walker took down this 325-pound boar Friday night, March 24, on private property north of St. Francisville. The big hog was more than 6 feet long, stood more than 40 inches at the shoulder and had 3 ½-inch bottom tusks.

BR hunter downs 325-pound boar near St. Francisville

Hog was more than 6 feet long and stood more than 40 inches at the shoulder
March 31 at 4:10pm
Brian Cifreo, left, assisted Josh Chauvin in hoisting up this 210-pound spotted sow last month for easier cleaning.

Apex Predator: Hoisting hogs for easier cleaning

Arrive back at the camp with deboned meat ready for the grill
March 01 at 2:40pm
Nighttime is frequently the only time the older adult hogs are active, making them more difficult to hunt.

Feral hogs on the loose

Hunters are helping combat this growing problem
October 21, 2016 at 11:00am
Josh Chauvin, the Apex Predator, points out some of the advantages to using an over-under shotgun to pursue hogs on public land.

Double the barrel — Double the hog

Apex Predator points out advantages to hunting hogs with an over-under shotgun
September 28, 2016 at 4:38pm
A study by the LSU Ag Center's School of Renewable Natural Resources reveals feral hogs are spreading pathogens like E. coli and salmonellosis in water bodies in Central Louisiana.

LSU study links wild hogs' DNA to waterborne pathogens in Central Louisiana

All 40 water bodies tested were potentially unsafe for human and wildlife contact, report says
August 02, 2016 at 10:16am
Jake Blanchard (right), Tate Denise and lab Duke pose with a hog shot March 19, 2016 using a night vision scope in the marsh behind Avery Island.

Night-hunting is right for hogs

LWF Commission to be commended
June 01, 2016 at 7:00am
A proposal approved by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission would allow permit holders to take outlaw quadrupeds, as well as nutria and beaver, on private property at night during hunting season from Sept. 1 through the last day of February.

Proposal would allow nighttime take of outlaw quadrupeds during hunting season

Free permits for private property would be valid Sept. 1 through last day of February, biologist says
May 12, 2016 at 11:19am
The author's grandson, 6-year-old Baylor Allen, enjoys fishing for catfish, drum, redfish and whatever else happens to be biting.

Public Rambling: Hog season wrap-up

Focus on fishing begins now on Atchafalaya Delta WMA, Aucoin says
April 06, 2016 at 10:50am
Ricky Aucoin hasn't seen too many deer yet at the Atchafalaya Delta WMA, but he did manage to stick a nice hog with a 20-yard shot in thick grass.

Public Rambling: Atchafalaya Delta WMA yields exciting hog hunt

Aucoin arrows sow in tall grass at 20 yards
October 26, 2015 at 2:05pm
Jason Mire, 40, of Crowley, poses with the 549-pound hog he shot near Egan on the morning of Sept. 30. The big pig, which eluded Mire and his brother for almost six weeks, had 4 ¼-inch long tusks and was eating about 100 pounds of corn every four days.

Crowley hunter downs 549-pound wild hog in Acadia Parish

Big pig had 4 ¼-inch long tusks and 1 ½-inch cutters, Mire says
October 06, 2015 at 9:00am
Shooting feral hogs helps manage their populations and provides great table fare, but it's important to take precautions against diseases when handling the carcasses and raw meat.

Top 6 tips to safely clean feral hogs

Follow these steps to prevent contracting hog-borne diseases
September 23, 2015 at 10:12am