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Vehicle Collisions with Feral Hogs

Wildlife Damage Management Feral Hogs Updated: November 05, 2013

Vehicle collisions with feral hogs (also called wild hogs and wild pigs; Sus scrofa) are known to occur in the United States.  As the population size of...

Feral Hogs and Agricultural Crops

Feral Hogs Updated: September 25, 2013

Feral hogs can cause very costly damage to almost any commercial crop.  In the United States, this damage equates to millions of dollars in losses annually....

Perceptions of Feral Hogs in the U.S.

Feral Hogs Updated: September 25, 2013

People express a variety of attitudes and opinions about feral hogs (also called wild pigs or wild hogs; Sus scrofa).  Some like to hunt or watch feral hogs...

Rooting Behavior of Feral Hogs

Feral Hogs Updated: September 25, 2013

One of the more destructive habits of feral hogs is their rooting behavior.  Feral hogs root to obtain food.  Rooting breaks up and loosens the surface and...

Nuisance Problems with Feral Hogs

Wildlife Damage Management Feral Hogs Updated: October 09, 2012

Although feral hogs (also called wild hogs and wild pigs; Sus scrofa) are a big game resource in the United States, these non-native animals are almost...

Feral Hog Damage to Trees and Forests

Wildlife Damage Management Feral Hogs Updated: October 09, 2012

Feral hogs severely effect trees and timber resources in several ways:Damage to planted seedlings is the most widespread and costly forest damage by feral...

Feral Hog Diseases and Health Risks

Wildlife Damage Management Feral Hogs Updated: October 09, 2012

In general, feral hogs have the potential to contract and transmit all of the diseases of domestic swine.  Because of this, feral hogs have the potential to...

Feral Hog Behavior

Wildlife Damage Management Feral Hogs Updated: October 09, 2012

The behavior of feral hogs (also called wild hogs and wild pigs; Sus scrofa) is unique among native and introduced hoofed big game in the United States....

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