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Texas recreational hunters can pay helicopter companies to serve as gunners on feral hog control flights. The Lone Star state has an estimated population of 3.2 million hogs that cause about $400 million dollars in annual damages. LDWF investigating allowing recreational hunters to serve as helicopter gunners to help reduce feral hog population
5520 Views - Posted: April 14 at 5:33 pm

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.


Sportsman TV host Greg Hackney hunts down feral hogs with an airboat on tonight's episode of Sportsman TV. The episode airs at 6:30 p.m. on Cox Sports Television, with bonus showings Saturday morning at 8:30 and Sunday morning at 9. Hog hunting — airboat style
2160 Views - Posted: April 09 at 9:17 pm

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.


Airboat Hog Hunting Airboat Hog Hunting  Video Included
993 Views - Posted: March 20 at 6:00 pm

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


In tonight's episode, Sportsman TV producer Jared Serigné (with camera) and host Greg Hackney (with shotgun) go on an airboat hunt for feral hogs in the marsh near Violet. New episode of Sportsman TV tonight at 6:30 on CST: Airboat Hog Hunt
1477 Views - Posted: March 19 at 5:14 pm

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.


LDWF's aerial control program on Sherburne and Pearl River WMAs last week took down a total of 54 hogs, according to state veterinarian Dr. Jim LaCour. LDWF's aerial control program nets 54 hogs at Sherburne and Pearl River WMAs
5048 Views - Posted: March 19 at 8:27 am

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.


LDWF crews will be shooting hogs from helicopters this week on Pearl River and Sherburne WMAs in an effort to control the wild population and reduce habitat destruction, according to a press release. LDWF to use helicopters to hunt down feral hogs this week on Pearl River and Sherburne WMAs
4720 Views - Posted: March 11 at 9:59 am

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.


Hog hunting Mozambique-style Hog hunting Mozambique-style  Video Included
11110 Views - Posted: February 13 at 8:35 am

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


This hog was doing plant nursery damage. Hannah put dogs on his trail and ran him all morning before finally getting him bayed. She caught and tied this hog and dubbed him “Solo” since she did it alone. Hannah’s the Hog Hunter — How one woman is controlling wild pigs
1482 Views - Posted: February 01 at 7:00 am

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.


The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries recommends that trappers in these 15 parishes across the state refrain from using snares to catch feral hogs and coyotes because of the risk of inadvertently capturing bears. LDWF strongly discourages hog, coyote snares in bear areas
4415 Views - Posted: December 31, 2013 at 10:00 am

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.


Josh Chauvin, the Apex Predator, prefers to clean his hogs in the woods and backpack the meat out. Backpack cleaned hog meat out of the woods in one trip  Video Included
4895 Views - Posted: November 22, 2013 at 1:00 pm

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


Mark Falgoust’s career as a chef has been straight up the ladder of success. The making of a hunting and fishing chef
2191 Views - Posted: October 15, 2013 at 7:00 am

Thirty-three-year-old Mark Falgoust considers himself a “Cajun Chef” even he grew up in Algiers, the portion of New Orleans that lies on the west bank of the Mississippi River.


Links are formed one at a time as the casing is filled. How to make boudin
2367 Views - Posted: October 15, 2013 at 7:00 am

Boudin (pronounced BOO-dan) has become a cult food in South Louisiana, and is rapidly penetrating the rest of the state.


Hunting for hogs has become an increasingly popular activity with Louisiana sportsmen. Feral hogs ‘ecological disaster,’ state experts say
3026 Views - Posted: October 15, 2013 at 7:00 am

Feral hogs do have some friends, but they certainly aren’t located within the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.


Hog’s head cheese can be made as mild or spicy as the maker wants it. Making hog’s head cheese
3040 Views - Posted: October 15, 2013 at 7:00 am

Hog’s head cheese, of course, isn’t a cheese made of dairy products; rather, it is a meat jelly known to professional cooks as a “terrine.”


Feral hogs, which come in a wide range of colors, produce lots of young and protect them. Going Whole Hog - Part II
2025 Views - Posted: October 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

Last month, we left Chef Mark Falgoust and Bill Borges, president of New Orleans Fish House, admiring the impressive tusks of a wild boar Falgoust had just shot. 


The pig should be hung from a hind leg and thoroughly hosed with lots of fresh water. Steps in cleaning a pig
2334 Views - Posted: September 15, 2013 at 7:00 am

• The pig should be hung from a hind leg and thoroughly hosed with lots of fresh water.


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