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.”
What’s a big game hunter to do after the deer season ends and the spring turkey season is still over a month away? Sad time, this month of February, eh?
It doesn’t have to be, not in Mississippi, where wild hogs have become oh-to-commonplace. February is a great time to be chasing pig, not that any month is not a good time to enjoy hoggin’.
Feral hogs can carry a number of diseases, some of which can be contracted by humans. And at least one of those nasty bacterial infections can be fatal.
But cleaning and consuming feral hogs can be done safely, as long as you take some commonsense steeps to prevent contamination.
Here are the top 6 ways to safely handle feral hogs:
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.
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.
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. […]