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  • Feral hogs costs Louisiana $74 million

    September 5, 2015 11:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - A new study by the LSU AgCenter says feral hogs cost Louisiana farmers more than $74 million in crop losses and other damage in 2013. AgCenter economist Shaun Tanger, who's been gathering data from farmers about feral hog activity for more than a year, says the... more »
  • LSU: Feral hogs cause at least $30M damage to La. farms

    July 13, 2015 12:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A study by the LSU AgCenter finds feral hogs have caused at least $30 million in damage to crops on Louisiana farms in 2013. AgCenter economist Shaun Tanger has been gathering data for more than a year from Louisiana farmers about hog activity and damage, which ranges... more »
  • Feral hog control contract gets $15,000 boost

    June 4, 2015 12:11 PM

    GRETNA - Feral hogs feasting on Jefferson Parish's west bank levees may have met their match. Jefferson Parish sheriff's sharpshooters who were enlisted last fall to help the levee district manage the pig population will be kept on the job a while longer. The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-West's... more »
  • Feral hog problems growing in Felicianas check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 30, 2012 5:29 PM

    SAINT FRANCISVILLE- Ranchers in the Feliciana parishes say the state's efforts to control the feral hog population need to be expanded. Current law allows you to hunt hogs at night with proper law enforcement notification. The night hunting is only allowed in months outside the traditional deer season months.... more »
  • Feral swine pose threat across state

    January 15, 2011 10:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La.- Bands of "outlaws" are roaming Louisiana, creating problems for landowners, farmers, and wildlife. "Outlaw quadrupeds" is the description some state biologists use for feral hogs, which can grow to more than 400 pounds. They can destroy farmland, infect humans and livestock with disease, and compete with... more »

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