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The Facts: Feral Hogs

With the feral hog population on the rise, it is best to educate ourselves on these non-native animals. Learn the facts about wild hogs so you can better understand their behaviors.

Fact #1- Competition:

Feral hogs are damaging to the native species' by competing with their habitat and food sources.

Fact #2 - Parasites:

Hogs can harbor many parasites, which can cause harm to the livestock industry.

Fact #3 - Mass Reproduction:

Sows are reproductive with 8-10 months and can give birth to two litters per year and are capable of having 10 -12 piglets per litter.

Fact #4 - Spreading Problem:

With an estimated 5 million-plus hogs in the nation and almost half coming from the state of Texas, there is no doubt the problem is only spreading.

Fact #5 - Non-native:

Feral hogs were first introduced to North America by Spanish settlers.

Fact #6 - Sounders:

The word sounder is often used to describe a group of pigs. Typically a sounder is a group of sows and their young. Boars tend to travel ahead of the group for breeding opportunities.

Fact #7 - Gestation:

The gestation period for hogs is about 115 days.

Fact #8 - Damages:

Hogs can cause a ton of damage from damaging sensitive ecosystems to ruining cash crops and landscapes.

The most effective and humane way to fight back against a growing hog population is cellular trapping. With the use of large enclosures and cellular monitored recon cameras, our team can remove an entire sounder in a single gate drop.

If you need help with your feral hog problem, then call Lone Star Trapping today, the hog removal experts!

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