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?


Why do feral hogs rub on trees?

What is the average number of feral hog offspring per litter and how often can they breed?

Why are feral hog populations expanding?

How many litters can a sow (female) feral hog have in a year?

What kinds of feral hogs are found in the United States?

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