Missouri Dept of Conservation Changing Feral Hog Strategy
Unfortunately, hogs are becoming more of the threat to native species and agriculture all over the U.S. Our grandchildren will still be dealing with them long after we are gone.
There should be an effort to completely eradicate this non indigenous species. There should be no closed seasons with no bag limits. Hogs are prolific breeders with large litters and they are also smarter than most people give them credit for. We should even kill the piglets (they'd be mighty tasty on the grill.)
I thought the article was well written and helped to present the feral hog problem in the proper manner.
We have been hunting hogs regualrly for some time now. We use dogs and ride horses and mules into the areas they use... It has been my experience that the hogs will find the places that are dense and brushy to spend most of their time. I don't claim to be an expert hog hunter, but we have taken alot of hogs this way. I don't see that the use of helicopters and sharpshooters is going to be benificial, especially during the summer. How about offering a bounty for them?
If you're lucky enough to be on private land and can leave your stand up during the off season you can tie an old piece of cloth or something of the sort to your stand. I like to use an old camo bandana that I have. That way the deer get used to the movement and eventually don't bother even looking up when there is slight movement. This may just give you the time to draw your bow or raise your gun without being detected.