Hog Hunting

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
Feral hogs are carriers of several diseases, some of which can be contracted by humans and other animals. So it's important to take safety precautions when handling the carcasses and raw meat.

6 feral hog diseases humans can contract

Safety measures are important to avoid these diseases when cleaning wild hogs
September 23, 2015 at 10:04am
Marshal Travis and his 5-year-old daughter, Kari, pose with the giant wild hog he shot Monday night on 60 acres of private property near Kentwood. Travis killed the boar with one shot from his .300 Weatherby Magnum at 30 yards.

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

Travis nails big boar with .300 Weatherby Magnum at 30 yards
August 06, 2015 at 8:34am
The Apex Predator shot this 350-pound hog on Bayou Cocodrie National Wildlife Refuge two years ago. The statewide Hog Wash Tournament gets underway Sept. 20 and runs through Aug. 31, 2016.

Apex Predator: Year-long Hog Wash Tournament starts Sept. 20

Statewide tourney promotes hunting, control of invasive species
July 21, 2015 at 4:09pm
The author shot this wild hog on the Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area by stalking it to get close enough for a good kill shot.

Public Rambling: Season recap on Atchafalaya Delta WMA

Stalking hogs provides adrenaline rush, yields solid results
May 18, 2015 at 1:49pm
It would be illegal to transport wild hogs in Louisiana without first securing a permit from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries if HB 288, sponsored by Rep. Major Thibaut, passes during the current legislative session.

Pending legislation would require LDWF permit to transport feral hogs in Louisiana

Thibaut says HB 288 is a way to reduce the spread of wild pigs across the state
April 30, 2015 at 6:50pm