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4-H Southern Swines 2013 Feral Hog Challenge Oct. 4, 5

TCPalm: The UF/IFAS St. Lucie County Cooperative Extension's 4-H Southern Swines 2013 Feral Hog Challenge will be conducted Oct. 4-5. Hunters interested in participating in this challenge can register their teams by Sunday, Sept. 15 and go into a drawing for a ...
Feral hogs on rise in county

- 3 months ago @ chron.com: PROBLEM PIGS - Texas' 2 million or so feral hogs cause tens of millions of dollars in damage to agriculture, compete with native wild life along with wrecking havoc on deer feeders, food plots and otherwise spoiling hunters' efforts. Described by some ...

Beware: Feral hogs on rise in county

- 3 months ago @ beaumontenterprise.com: Feral hogs - which some find more pesky than mosquitoes and more invasive than fire ants - are alive and well in Montgomery County. Officials in The Woodlands say that there have been no recent sightings of wild pigs in neighborhoods - but in a growing ...

Texas County to Feed Feral Hogs to the Homeless

- 3 months ago @ abcnews.go.com: "There may be as many as 8,000 to 10,000 feral hogs in each of the reservoirs," said Mike McMahon with the Harris County Commissioner's Office, which today approved the purchase of four four-acre metal pens to trap the hogs. After being captured, the ...

Texas County to Feed Wild Hogs to the Homeless

- 3 months ago @ ri.search.yahoo.com: Texas county to butcher feral hogs to feed to give to local food banks.

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Cotton acreage up, while corn down in Louisiana

Louisiana cotton acreage is up to nearly 200,000 acres, which is vast improvement over 2013's record low of 125,000 acres, but corn is down to about 420,000, a significant decrease from last year's 700,000 acres, an LSU AgCenter official in Alexandria said.

James Gill: As hogs run wild, Lee sorely missed

The state Wildlife and Fisheries Commission has authorized the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to develop a set of regulations that would allow private landowners to take feral hogs from helicopters, a move some coastal landowners believe is the ...

Leschper: Five invasive species that could alter the Texas wildlife, landscape

Texas is unrivaled in lands and waterways filled with game birds and game animals, offering a wealth of outdoors opportunities. However, with the good also comes the bad - and even the ugly.

Virginia seeing more feral hogs

The spread of feral hogs across much of the southeast and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States has been steady and startling since the early 1990s, but the hogs aren't to blame. Feral hogs are many things -- an invasive species capable of causing ...

CBS Sports' David Feherty on His Mental Illness and Pill-Popping: 'He??'s Got Every Psychosis There Is'

In THR's annual Sports Issue, the golf analyst opens up about his struggles with addiction, his inability to censor himself and the reason he thinks Tiger Woods is misunderstood.

Jefferson Parish sheriff's snipers could set sights on feral hogs destroying

The Times-Picayune: Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office sharpshooters are closer to adding feral hogs to the menagerie of nuisance wildlife that they use for target practice. More important than honing their skills, the officers would help control a burgeoning swine ...

Jefferson Parish sheriff's snipers could set sights on feral hogs destroying West Bank levees

Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office sharpshooters are closer to adding feral hogs to the menagerie of nuisance wildlife that they use for target practice. More important than honing their skills, the officers would help control a burgeoning swine population that is damaging...

Taking aim at feral hogs

The Times-Picayune: JPSO Deputy Dave Roddy takes aim at a nutria in the 17th Street Canal while Detective James Matthews holds a light on the critter. The practice of shooting the giant, non-indigenous rats has been expanded to include coyotes and possibly wild hogs.

USED TO CURE BACON IS BEING..

Ironic: Bacon preservative can kill feral hogs

Agri News: NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A preservative used to cure bacon is being tested as poison for the nation's estimated 5 million feral hogs. Descendants of both escaped domestic pigs and imported Eurasian boars, the swine cost the U.S. about $1.5 billion a year ...

USDA to 'cure' feral hogs

Farm Talk: New Orleans, Louisiana — NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A preservative used to cure bacon is being tested as poison for feral hogs. Scientists with U.S. Department of Agriculture say sodium nitrite may be the best chance for controlling the big, prolific animals ...

Bacon Preservative Tested as Feral Hog Poison

ABC News: A preservative used to cure bacon is being tested as poison for the nation's estimated 5 million feral hogs. Descendants of both escaped domestic pigs and imported Eurasian boars, the swine cost the U.S. about $1.5 billion a year — including $800 ...

USDA testing sodium nitrite to poison feral hogs, which do $800M damage a

NEW ORLEANS — A preservative used to cure bacon is being tested as poison for the nation's estimated 5 million feral hogs. Descendants of both escaped domestic pigs and imported Eurasian boars, the swine cost the U.S. about $1.5 billion a year ...

U.S. considers poison to kill feral swine

NEW ORLEANS — A preservative used to cure bacon is being tested as poison for the nation’s estimated 5 million feral hogs. Descendants of both ...

Bacon preservative tested as feral hog poison

A preservative used to cure bacon is being tested as poison for the nation's estimated 5 million feral hogs.

Bacon preservative tested as feral hog poison - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A preservative used to cure bacon is being tested as poison for feral hogs.

BOTH ESCAPED DOMESTIC PIGS..

Meat preservative may prove fatal to feral hogs

The Eagle: 29, 2013, trail camera photo provided by trapperjohnschmidt.com shows a large feral hog as it forages near a trap set by trapper John Schmidt in New Orleans. An estimated 5 million swine, descendants of both escaped domestic pigs and wild Eurasian ...

USDA testing sodium nitrite to poison feral hogs, which do $800M damage a year to US farms

NEW ORLEANS — A preservative used to cure bacon is being tested as poison for the nation's estimated 5 million feral hogs. Descendants of both escaped domestic pigs and imported Eurasian boars, the swine cost the U.S. about $1.5 billion a year — including $800 million in damage to farms nationwide.

WILD HOGS..

Feral Hogs Cause Problems For South Georgia Farmers

ValdostaToday.com: According to a report by WCTV, wild hogs cause millions of dollars worth of damage each year to farms in the area. Thomas County Agriculture Extension Agent Andrew Sawyer told WCTV that wild hogs are running rampant across most counties. According to ...

Texas weighs using bacon preservative to poison feral hogs

mySanAntonio.com: Two feral hogs search for food around one of the devices scientists are testing in the search for a poison-delivery system that they hope will reduce the number of wild hogs across the country. Researchers said the cone on this device on a wildlife ...

'Pork' spending may curb invasive wild hogs

Washington Times: The feds are offering big money to anyone who can hunt and kill wild pigs on federal lands in South Carolina — the latest move in the government's battle against an invasive species causing an estimated $1.5 billion in damage to farmland and property ...

Lee County asks hunters for help reducing wild hog population

NBC2 News: Wild hogs are multiplying faster than trappers can keep up, so Lee County leaders are asking hunters for help in managing the growing population. Frank Maranto found paradise in Lee County 13 years ago. "Well, I can't think of anything bad, it's a ...

Wild hogs tearing up property in Mississippi

Wild hogs can damage property from rooting up insects and vegetation. The wild pig herd pictured here caused significant damage in a short amount of time by rooting the land.

Lee County asks hunters for help reducing wild hog population

Wild hogs are multiplying faster than trappers can keep up, so Lee County leaders are asking hunters for help in managing the growing population.

Wild hog population growing in Bankhead National Forest

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ala. (WAAY)- They're dangerous, destructive, and invading by the day. Wild hogs are taking over Bankhead National Forest where more than 70 have been trapped this year alone.

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