Hog Hunting

Josh Chauvin, the Apex Predator, poses with one of the 31 hogs he put down so far this fall. This was a 200-pound boar that died after running 200 yards and ending up in a muddy wallow.

Apex Predator's 31-hog smackdown

Ultra-marathon hunting/training regimen puts lots of pork in the freezer
November 06 at 10:32am
Pierce the hide above the knee joint on both legs and hoist the hog to a comfortable height.

Prepping a hog for the butcher

September 15 at 7:00am
Owen George used to be a deer hunter, but the year-round appeal of hogs has changed his outlook.

High-tech hog whacking

Thanks to new technology, bringing home the bacon has never been easier.
September 01 at 7:00am
Toxic bait is currently illegal. Is it the answer to our feral hog problems?

Toxic bait for feral hogs

Poisoning hogs may be going too far too fast
July 24 at 9:00am
Wade Seago shot this 820-pound wild hog last week in his front yard in Samson, Ala. with three shots from his .38-caliber handgun, according to WHNT.

Massive 820-pound hog goes down in Alabama front yard

Giant dropped with three shots from a .38-caliber handgun
July 20 at 10:21am
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