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Public Rambling: Late-season hog success at the Delta

Though we struggled through a down deer season on the Delta, it’s not in our nature to give up, so we chased after the hogs relentlessly and finally scored on a few big ones late in March.

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April 05 at 9:46 am
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BR hunter downs 325-pound boar near St. Francisville

Many hunters get “buck fever” — the adrenaline-induced, heart-pounding excitement experienced when you finally see that monster buck you’ve been after all season.

But what about “hog fever?”

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March 31 at 4:10 pm
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Apex Predator: Hoisting hogs for easier cleaning

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I harvest many hogs each season on Louisiana public land, but ever since I became self-taught on how to backpack deboned pork out of the woods, I never think about shooting a smaller pig: I always go for the biggest one to get the most meat.

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March 01 at 2:40 pm
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Feral hogs on the loose

On July 28, the Louisiana Departments of Agriculture and Forestry and Wildlife and Fisheries hosted a meeting in Mansura.

Topics included feral swine and chronic wasting disease in deer. As expected feral swine and LDAF’s new regulations concerning them were the main topic.

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October 21, 2016 at 11:00 am
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Double the barrel Double the hog

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Last year I found my wife’s forgotten Beretta 12-gauge over-and-under tucked away deep in the closet while searching through her old hunting gear from before we met. To a hunter like me, it was like finding buried treasure.

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September 28, 2016 at 4:38 pm
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LSU study links wild hogs' DNA to waterborne pathogens in Central Louisiana

Feral hogs have long been known as an invasive, disease-carrying scourge on the Louisiana landscape, wreaking havoc on agriculture, hunting leases and even other wildlife caught in their wake.

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August 02, 2016 at 10:16 am
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Night-hunting is right for hogs

I remember the first time the destructive nature of wild hogs was driven home in my mind. It was some years back, and I was riding a four-wheeler down an old gravel road on Cat Island NWR when I came across some rootings.

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June 01, 2016 at 7:00 am
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Proposal would allow nighttime take of outlaw quadrupeds during hunting season

A proposal adopted by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission last week would make it possible for landowners to take outlaw quadrupeds at night on private property during the regular hunting season — but only if they obtain a free permit first.

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May 12, 2016 at 11:19 am
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