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“Dang them hogs”

Wild pigs continue to be a growing problem in many areas of Mississippi, despite an increased effort — mandatory at some clubs — to eradicate the nuisance beasts.

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Hog Hunting

Prepping a hog for the butcher

As they say in hunting, once the shooting stops, the fun ends and the work begins. If you’ve ever field-dressed a deer, you’ll have a rough estimation of how to do a hog, but there are a few key differences in quartering a pig for the processor.

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Hog Hunting

Best hog-hunting tactics

Still hunting for hogs is done in nearly identical technique as for deer. Hogs are more active during early morning and late evening hours as they have a lower tolerance for heat. Hunters who invest in night vision and/or thermal imaging optics also have tremendous success hunting at night.

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Hog Hunting

Mississippi wild hog regulations

According to Administrative Code Title 40, Part 2, Rule 7.1, “Wild hogs are hereby defined as any feral hog, wild swine, Russian boar or any pig that is not a domesticated pet or livestock, or has a wild looking appearance or behavior.”

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