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Avoid these 6 feral hog-borne diseases

Feral hogs are everywhere these days, so deer hunters are bound to run across them during time afield. And putting some of the pigs down is a great way to manage their burgeoning populations, which can cause habitat problems.

In fact, most biologists encourage hunters to shoot every hog possible.

But there are some potential health concerns when handling hogs, according to biologists.

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German hunter proves deadly hog hunter

Hogs are the scrouge of the South nowadays, with swine spreading into every area and generally causing mayhem. They tear up feeders, root up trails and create nasty wallows in bottoms — competing with the deer we all want to hunt.

What we need, according to the attached video, is German hunter Franz-Albrecht Oettingin to make a round through the state and put the smackdown on problem populations.

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Video: When wild hogs attack

Hunting is often described by the unitiated as an act perpetrated on innocent animals. And, well, we do hide in trees and wait for deer to meander into our sights. Fun and productive, but it’s not all that dangerous to the hunter, unless he happens to fall from his perch.
And then there’s hog hunting. Unless you are lucky enough to be in a tree when a hog walks out, you just never know what will happen as this video so aptly shows. […]

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Porker pokers

Where did the idea come from that wild hogs are easy to kill? You ever try on purpose to drive a nail into a steel-belted tire with a hammer? Just be careful that hammer doesn’t slap you back in the face. 

This illustration gives a little insight into what happens often enough when a less-than-tough bullet hits the gristle-belted panel of a hyped-up wild pig.

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This 400-pound pig is no boar

Two things you need to know about the giant, probably 400-pound-plus hog that Michael Nichols of Brandon killed back in early December near Raymond in Hinds County.

First, it’s a sow. Yep, that’s right. That pig in that picture is not a boar hog. It’s a sow, a fact that wasn’t discovered until it was dead.

Second, the best part of the story is not the killing, but the recovery and retrieval of the big porcine hulk.

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Homemade hog bait

Florence hunter Tommy Hemphill has concocted a bait of corn, beer and raspberry gelatin that hogs on his property never seem to tire of eating. He makes his special concoction by mixing beer and corn in a five-gallon bucket and allowing fermentation to take place for a day or two. Then he puts in the gelatin and pours the finished product into a hole about a foot deep.

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