Understanding the biology, natural history, and behaviors of feral hogs is important to anyone who wants to apply control strategies. A sow’s early maturation and high reproductive rate makes suppressing their growing numbers on your property difficult at best. Once spooked, they quickly learn to avoid people, switching to nocturnal activities and hiding in thickets. A feral hog’s sense of smell is acute. Using only their noses, they can root up an entire pasture overnight. Their ability to thwart hunters and trappers is legendary, calling some to question, which is the smarter species?
- Physical Characteristics of Feral Hogs
- Feral Hog Reproductive Biology
- Natural Predators of Feral Hogs
- Feral Hog Population Biology
- Food Habits of Feral Hogs
- Feral Hog Behavior