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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 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 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 at 11:19 am
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Public Rambling: Hog season wrap-up

Hog season has come and gone on the Atchafalaya Delta WMA, and only one more hog was taken by rifle since my last column, when I shot a 75-pounder during the final week of the season.

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April 06 at 10:50 am
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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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