Feral Hogs

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Wild Pigs and Pecans Research Study Update

The Noble Research Institute and Oklahoma State University are partnering to learn more about feral hog ecology and behavior, especially in agricultural landscapes and pecan orchards.

Long-awaited BoarBuster™ deliveries begin this month

Land managers across the country will soon be able to use BoarBuster to manage feral hog populations on their properties.

Feral hogs present disease risk for livestock and people

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.

Hog sounder size should determine trap choice

Trapping probably is the most effective feral hog control technique available to most land managers.

Preparation increases pig trapping effectiveness

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.

BoarBuster™ thinks outside the box trap

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...