Feral hogs can carry numerous diseases of importance to commercial livestock producers and human health. As the nation's feral hog population increases, so does the rate of exposure to infected hogs and potential for disease transmission.
This video takes a look at how they got to the continent, where and how they have expanded their territory, and some of the problems they are causing for landowners and the agricultural industry.
The first step to controlling feral hogs is to recognize the signs that you have them on your property.
Trapping probably is the most effective feral hog control technique available to most land managers.
Last Wednesday night we got one of the emails we'd been anticipating all summer. The subject line was only one word, "Hogs," but we knew what the message said before we even opened it.
Trapping wild pigs can be a daunting task. Certain uses and types of traps may have caused them to become more aware of structures built for confinement.
Encounters of widespread damage associated with feral hogs are becoming increasingly more frequent for farmers and ranchers in the South. One study reports that feral hogs cause at least $52 million...
Winter is an excellent time to implement control of feral hogs. There are a few resources available for Oklahoma and Texas hunters and trappers.
In many areas, feral hog populations are present in epidemic proportions, and the need for control is imminent. Numerous trap designs have been used to capture them; however, drop-nets have never been examined as a potential tool for feral hog control.
Feral hogs are wild hogs from domestic ancestry and belong to the family Suidae. Three types of wild hogs can be found in the United States: feral, Eurasian and hybrids between these two types. Most, if not all, wild hogs in Oklahoma are feral hogs.