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Feral Hogs in North America: An Overview

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.

Noble Research Institute earns awards for BoarBuster videos

The Noble Research Institute recently received the Outstanding Electronic/Digital Media Award from the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society and the Publication and Creativity Award from the Oklahoma Chapter of The Wildlife Society.

Two Noble Research Institute employees earn prestigious selection

Noble Research Institute Director of Business Development Jeff Moen and Wildlife and Range Consultant Josh Gaskamp have been selected to participate in Oklahoma Agricultural Leadership Program (OALP) Class XVIII.

Mobile app aids prescribed burn management

Prescribed fire is a powerful tool that can be used to achieve management goals and manipulate vegetation. When conducting a burn, good communication between the burn crew members is critical for conducting it safely.

Incidental surveys yield wild turkey reproduction information

When collected over several years, surveys can provide valuable information for wild turkey management decisions.

Leasing for waterfowl supports watershed conservation

Recreational leases have gained popularity in Texas and Oklahoma because they provide additional income and support land management goals.

Using Drop-nets to Capture Feral Hogs

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 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.

Coyote control strategy requires goal assessment

Coyotes have long been considered a nuisance for livestock producers and white-tailed deer managers. Are coyotes friend or foe?

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.

Landowners help shape the next generation of hunters

Many youth miss out on opportunities to hunt because they don't have access to property.

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...

How to Diversify Farm Income with Recreational Leasing

Leasing land for recreation has become more popular over the last decade, and demand for access to places to hunt has grown. While recreational leasing doesn't suit everyone, it can be a way for...

Toxicants for Feral Hogs: Silver Bullet or Short Fuse?

During the last 30 years, new techniques and modifications to existing ones have continued in an effort to find a silver bullet to control feral hogs. Many landowners who repeatedly incur costly...

Landowner Resources in Texas and Oklahoma

Resources for landowners with white-tailed deer management goals.

High-Tech Traps Are Worth the Investment

Feral hogs have plagued agricultural lands in Oklahoma for long enough that most landowners have adopted some sort of control strategy on their properties.

Youth Hunts Provide Memories, Opportunities

Oklahoma landowners are able to help develop the next generation of hunters through the youth hunt program.

Feeding Deer: How Does Your Supplement Compare to Common Native Deer Foods?

While many hunters feed deer with several goals in mind, supplemental feed is not a substitute for good quality deer habitat.

Knowing Your Ranch Can Promote Accuracy in Estimating Grazeable Acres

While mapping software and aerial images help analyze grazeable acres, a Noble Research Institute grazing study shows there’s no substitute for knowing your ranch at ground level.

Hunter Observations Can Help Manage Deer Populations

Collect white-tailed deer survey data with simple observations that you and other hunters make on your property.

Hunter Data Can Help Manage Deer Populations

The best deer population management strategies involve hunting more does and less bucks, which means land managers should choose hunters who want to harvest does.

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.

Early deer harvest assists population management

As part of most management programs, doe harvest is an important component that needs just as much attention as trophy bucks.