Josh Chauvin, the Apex Predator
Apex Predator

Apex Predator shares his hog hunting tactics

To be successful at hunting hogs on Louisiana public land, I use a combination of tactics. Maximum mileage covered by foot has continually proved most productive. Last season I harvested 72 pigs on several WMAs and NWRs — with only two taken from my tree climber.

[…]

Game Warden

Game warden column: Try trapping hogs

We’ve talked about hunting feral hogs to thin the herd. I don’t know about you, but I’m not much on summer hunting. The sweat tends to rust my rifle. So when the thermometer reaches into the 90s, I think it’s time to trap hogs. Summer is a good time for hog trapping for a few other reasons, as well. 

[…]

Game Warden

Hunting and trapping feral hogs

Whether we call them nuisance animals or outlaw quadrupeds, the laws addressing the take of those less-than-desirable species are more liberal than ever before. That’s a good thing made necessary by the ever-increasing number of feral hogs. Before we get down in the weeds on how to eliminate unwanted feral hogs, let’s take a look at the current regulations. 

[…]

Hog Hunting

Insane Blast and Cast Hog Hunt

Venice, Louisiana is one of the top filming destinations for Sportsman TV. Over the last 5 seasons, Greg Hackney and Producer Jared Serigne have a filmed a number of episodes in Venice ranging from bass fishing, duck hunting, redfish, red snapper and tuna fishing. […]

Hog Hunting

Apex Predator’s 31-hog smackdown

This season I had a mission to fill my freezers by stalking hogs to help train for ultra-marathons. It’s been a major success so far, as I harvested 31 pigs in 18 days of hunting on R. K. Yancey Wildlife Management Area and Bayou Cocodrie National Wildlife Refuge. I used small game-sized tungsten ammo in my single shot and over/under 12-gauge shotguns for 25 of the pigs, my new crossbow for three and my recurve bows for the remaining three.  

[…]

Hog Hunting

Prepping a hog for the butcher

As they say in hunting, once the shooting stops, the fun ends and the work begins. If you’ve ever field-dressed a deer, you’ll have a rough estimation of how to do a hog, but there are a few key differences in quartering a pig for the processor.

[…]

Game Warden

Toxic bait for feral hogs

Kaput is the brand name of a toxicant approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use as a lethal bait for feral hogs. According to the label, the active ingredient in Kaput is Warfarin, an anticoagulant medication sold under the brand name Coumadin. Not much information, I know, but enough for us to understand that Kaput kills when consumed by hogs AND wildlife.

[…]