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Quick Facts on Feral Hogs

Wildlife Damage Management Feral Hogs Updated: October 10, 2014

Feral hog numbers are on the rise in the United States.  Likewise the problems they cause are also growing.  With attention on this invasive species, many...

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...

Feral Hog Field Sign

Feral Hogs Updated: September 25, 2013

Figure 1. Feral hog in natural habitat.Controlling new populations of feral hogs (also called wild hogs or wild pigs; Sus scrofa) is most successful if such...

Feral Hogs: Friend or Foe?

Wildlife Damage Management Feral Hogs Updated: June 11, 2013

Whether feral hogs are a friend or foe is a matter of perspective.  Opinions vary widely, ranging from apathy to eradicating a pest species or to the thrill...

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 Hogs in Your Backyard

Feral Hogs Updated: May 23, 2012

 Since 2000, feral hogs (also called wild hog and wild pig; Sus scrofa) have started showing up in numerous suburban and urban neighborhoods across the...

How do invasive species cause harm?

Invasive species can cause harm in so many different ways that it isn't practical to cover them all here. So, below is just a sample to give you an idea of...

Impact of Feral Hogs on Quail and Wild Turkey Populations

Feral Hogs Updated: May 16, 2012

 Feral hogs are often thought of as competitors with native wildlife.  Sometimes they cross over from competitor to predator.  Feral hogs are opportunistic...

Why do feral hogs rub on trees?

Feral Hogs Updated: October 19, 2011

Feral hogs will rub on trees, fence posts, utility poles, and other objects in an effort to control external parasites. These are called rubs and are not...

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