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Public Rambling: Atchafalaya Delta WMA yields exciting hog hunt

The eagerly awaited bow season has begun, and I have already made several hunts down at the Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area.

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October 26, 2015 at 2:05 pm
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Crowley hunter downs 549-pound wild hog in Acadia Parish

Jason Mire installed a new box stand this summer so he could bow hunt on his lease near Egan, and started putting out corn early in August in anticipation of Area 10’s season opener on Sept. 19.

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October 06, 2015 at 9:00 am
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Top 6 tips to safely clean feral hogs

Feral hogs can carry a number of diseases, some of which can be contracted by humans. And at least one of those nasty bacterial infections can be fatal.

But cleaning and consuming feral hogs can be done safely, as long as you take some commonsense steeps to prevent contamination.

Here are the top 6 ways to safely handle feral hogs:

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September 23, 2015 at 10:12 am
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6 feral hog diseases humans can contract

Feral hogs are everywhere these days, so deer hunters are bound to run across them during time afield. And putting some of the pigs down is a great way to manage their burgeoning populations, which can cause habitat problems.

In fact, most biologists encourage hunters to shoot every hog possible.

But there are some potential health concerns when handling hogs, according to the Summer 2015 edition of Louisiana Wildlife Insider.

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September 23, 2015 at 10:04 am
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Kentwood man downs 350-pound-plus wild hog from his lawn chair

While Marshal Travis sat in a lawn chair Monday night waiting patiently for a giant wild hog he’d seen on his trail cam, the 29-year-old Kentwood resident was having some second thoughts on his game plan for the evening.

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August 06, 2015 at 8:34 am
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Apex Predator: Year-long Hog Wash Tournament starts Sept. 20

If you like hog hunting, eating pork and competing in tournaments, great news: Louisiana’s first year-long hog tournament begins soon.

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July 21, 2015 at 4:09 pm
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Public Rambling: Season recap on Atchafalaya Delta WMA

Hey guys, sorry this season follow up is so late, but we experienced some technical difficulties that are in the process of being resolved.

The deer and hog season was pretty successful for us — we killed a total of 10 deer in my group, which consisted of me, Randy Levingston, David Simoneaux and Casey Louis.

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May 18, 2015 at 1:49 pm
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Pending legislation would require LDWF permit to transport feral hogs in Louisiana

A bill that would require a permit from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to transport live feral hogs goes before the House Committee on Natural Resources and Environment in Baton Rouge next week.

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April 30, 2015 at 6:50 pm
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