predator control

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Thank You Hunting Industry Brotherhood

It’s real easy to get caught up in the whirlwind vortex of this stimulating hunting lifestyle, and well we should. Getting caught up means we are deep into it and therefor dedicate ourselves to be the best that we can be at ambushing our families’ meals while performing our stewardship balancing duties. Hunting in...

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Save Our Deer Herds

I bet many of you believe as I do that the condition of our deer herds is in many ways directly connected to the condition of our quality of life. I know some casual deerhunters, two to be exact, but pretty much every deerhunter I know, and I know a bunch of em, agree...

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Should Coyotes, Predators Have Financial Kill Bounties?

Bounties on predators are nothing new. They were common back in the 1800s and early 1900s on a variety of wildlife including wolves, mountain lions and other predators. Some of these bounties worked pretty well. Others, maybe not so much. They’re still in use today in some parts of the country. Louisiana, for example,...

Feral hogs are a terrible problem for deer hunters and land managers in many Southeast states.

Top Tips on Controlling Feral Hogs on Your Property

One of the worst nuisance animals around is the feral hog, which breeds like crazy, tears up food plots, agriculture fields and pastures, and is a threat to wildlife populations due to competition for many of the same food sources. They’re prolific in the Southeast and Southwest states, and are moving north. State and...

Doing predator control for hogs or other critters and blazing new trails to stand sites in the humid summer heat can be very taxing on your body. Drink plenty of fluids, wear performance clothing that wicks moisture and don't overdo it. Know your limits. (Photo: Alan Clemons)

Don’t Let Humidity Hurt Your Deer Season Preparations

My brother joined me and Barry Estes, owner of Alabama Hog Control, for a little hunting and feral hog eradication last weekend down in central Alabama. The property we were on was a giant cattle farm that’s leased for deer and turkey hunting. A main creek with some smaller creeks, all in hardwoods, wend...

Feral hogs can wreak havoc in summer on food plots for wildlife and agricultural plots. Using game cameras to identify sounders and then trap them can help control populations. (Photo: ADCNR)

Best Game Camera Tips For Controlling Feral Hogs On Your Deer Hunting Land

Every year in Alabama and elsewhere, hunters and wildlife managers use motion-activated game cameras to monitor wildlife populations on their properties. By Chris Jaworowski Though game cameras most often are used by deer hunters and managers, landowners with feral hogs are increasingly using game cameras to improve hog trapping success rates. Game cameras allow...

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Best Deer Management Strategies Includes Controlling Feral Hog Populations

Wild hog populations are threatening native wildlife habitats, timber, agriculture, water quality, roads, and levees not only in Mississippi, but all across the United States. Wild hogs are not native to North America and are classified as a “nuisance animal” in Mississippi by state law. Hog populations are rapidly expanding because of their prolific...

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Party Crashers! Non-Native Coyotes Impacting Whitetail Deer in Southeast

White-tailed deer are still overabundant in many sections of the nation, especially where hunter harvest is the only important source of deer mortality. Meanwhile, some areas are experiencing a disturbing decline in deer abundance, primarily because of poorly understood natural mortality factors. By John Ozoga As I discussed in the December 2010 Deer &...

Giant Beasts in Saskatchewan!

Saskatchewan is known for its monster deer and hunters head there every year for what is, to some, a lifetime hunting trip. Did you know feral hogs are becoming a problem in the Canadian province, though? Neither did we. Apparently they’re a growing concern and Canadian officials hope to get on the front side...

This Alabama hunter is happy he was able to recover his 10-point buck, but coyotes stripped it clean after one night in the woods. Coyote problems are common in the Southeast where populations of the predators are growing.

Coyote Problems Affecting Your Deer?

Deer hunters who wait overnight to track a buck often find themselves concerned about coyotes getting to it before they can find it the following morning. By Alan Clemons, Southern Managing Editor Sometimes the blood trail peters out and a late-night search isn’t possible without a friend helping the next day. Perhaps a last-light...