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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 ˝-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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Taking down hogs — airboat style

In what Greg Hackney likened to “a carnival ride with a shotgun,” the Sportsman TV host recently traveled to Violet for an airboat hunt to take down some feral hogs in the marsh.

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May 28, 2014 at 4:43 pm
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LDWF investigating allowing recreational hunters to serve as helicopter gunners to help reduce feral hog population

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.

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April 14, 2014 at 5:33 pm
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Hog hunting — airboat style

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.

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April 09, 2014 at 9:17 pm
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Airboat Hog Hunt

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

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March 20, 2014 at 6:00 pm
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New episode of Sportsman TV tonight at 6:30 on CST: Airboat Hog Hunt

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.

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March 19, 2014 at 5:14 pm
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LDWF's aerial control program nets 54 hogs at Sherburne and Pearl River WMAs

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.

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March 19, 2014 at 8:27 am
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LDWF to use helicopters to hunt down feral hogs this week on Pearl River and Sherburne WMAs

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.

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March 11, 2014 at 9:59 am
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