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Feral swine interfere with prescribed burning

Feral swine are causing yet another problem for South Carolina's natural resources, this time by interfering with prescribed burning.

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April 13 at 10:01 pm
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Regs have made hog-hunting easier

Biologist Charles Ruth of the S.C. Department of Natural Resources said the laws for harvesting wild hogs have been made much less restrictive in recent years to help reduce the growing population.

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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Potential pig problems

One recurring theme being discussed by hunters across South Carolina is the increasing number of wild hogs. 

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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Hog harvest crosses county lines

As part of the annual deer hunter survey, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources asks deer hunters to provide information on their wild-hog harvesting activities because so many animals are taken incidental to deer hunting.

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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Go hog wild

Hog hunting is a very popular sport in South Carolina and one that hunters can enjoy throughout the year, around the clock within certain parameters. 

But there are hunters who hunt hogs — and then there are hog hunters.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Hog hunting with dogs is sure-fire way to put bacon on the plate

Hogs are a known nuisance to farmers, landowners, and hunters. They do damage to crops, food plots, and take away food sources and habitat from other game animals. Fortunately, they offer good sport to hunters, and are tasty on the plate. Though they aren’t the most desirable animals for a number of reasons, they do add another game animal for hunters to pursue.

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November 12, 2015 at 10:15 pm
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Top 6 tips to safely clean wild hogs

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:

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September 23, 2015 at 2:44 pm
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6 feral hog-borne diseases to avoid

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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September 23, 2015 at 2:40 pm
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