Louisiana’s feral hogs won the survivability lottery

File photo provided by U.S. Fish and Wildlife ServiceFeral hogs on the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge have been identified as a nuisance on public and private lands throughout Louisiana. 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 best way to control the state's increasing wild hog population.

Despite what you may have heard, feral hogs don’t give birth to three litters a year and no one female can have 300 piglets within a two-year period, says Kim Marie Tolson, associate professor of biology at University of Louisiana at Monroe. That said, the question of what to do about the increasing number of feral… Continue reading →

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Smiley: Win them ersters

I’ve enjoyed our “You might be a Yat if …” contest, but I’m winding it up Friday. So get your entries in for a chance to dine on an erster po-boy at Deanie’s. Dan Burkhalter, the Carencro Curmudgeon, who suggested the contest,… Continue reading →