Content tagged "feral hog management and control"

Stephen M. Vantassel

Wildlife Damage Management Updated: June 14, 2014

Stephen M. Vantassel is Program Coordinator for Wildlife Damage Management at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Among his many duties, Stephen is...

Is it legal to use night-vision equipment to hunt feral hogs at night in Texas?

Feral Hogs Updated: November 05, 2013

In Texas, it is legal to use night-vision scopes and other low-light optical devices to hunt feral hogs at night because they are non-game animals.  However,...

How to Build a Corral Trap for Feral Hogs

Feral Hogs Updated: September 25, 2013

Corral traps are very popular methods of trapping undesired feral hogs by landowners. As with any method, there are a number of advantages and disadvantages...

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...

Use of Box Traps to Capture Feral Hogs

Wildlife Damage Management Feral Hogs Updated: October 09, 2012

Figure 1.  A litter of feral hog shoats captured in a box trap in Texas (Texas AgriLife Extension Service Photo).ConstructionBox traps come in a variety of...

Constructing a Feral Hog Snare

Wildlife Damage Management Feral Hogs Updated: October 09, 2012

Feral hog snares can be a beneficial tool for controlling feral hogs.  They are relatively inexpensive, simple to build with minimal tools needed, and highly...

Corral Trap Designs for Feral Hogs

Wildlife Damage Management Feral Hogs Updated: October 09, 2012

Corral traps are a popular and effective method of controlling feral hogs.  They are capable of catching entire sounders (groups of hogs) in one capture.  ...

Baits To Use For Trapping Feral Hogs

Wildlife Damage Management Feral Hogs Updated: October 09, 2012

Baits used for trapping feral hogs can range from homemade concoctions to specialized commercial blends, carrion, or feedstuffs including whole corn,...

Feral Hog Poison and Toxicants and the Boar-Operated-System

Wildlife Damage Management Feral Hogs Updated: October 09, 2012

Currently, there are no approved poisons or toxicants that are registered and legal for use.  However, there is considerable interest among the public and...

Door Modifications for Rooter Gates on Feral Hog Traps

Feral Hogs Updated: May 23, 2012

 Rooter/lifter gates are top choices among feral hog trappers because they allow additional capture after the initial gate closure. The rooter/lifter gate...

Head Gate (Door) Design for Feral Hog Traps

Feral Hogs Updated: May 23, 2012

The gate should be designed to prevent captured hogs from escaping through the trap entrance.  Three gate designs are among those most commonly used for...

Common Mistakes While Trapping Groups of Feral Hogs

Feral Hogs Updated: May 23, 2012

Figure 1.  A corral trap using only two 20-ft livestock panels.  Use of 5 panels would be preferred to capture entire sounders.  Photo courtesy of Texas...

How can I control the number of feral hogs on my property?

Feral Hogs Updated: May 23, 2012

There are two primary ways to control the local number of feral hogs, lethal removal (i.e., trapping, snaring, shooting, and dogging) and exclusion (i.e.,...

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