11/25/2019 3:05:52 PM
As you sit in the deer stand this year, there is a chance you could have your hunt interrupted by a sounder of wild hogs marching through the woods. For the average outdoorsman, deer season is probably a time you will encounter evidence of these nuisance animals on your property. Trapping is the most effective method of wild hog removal, but the incidental harvest of wild hogs while deer hunting is legal in Mississippi. Although it may be tempting to target a "trophy" boar, adult sows contribute more to explosive population growth than boars and should always be targeted first.
Shooting should only be used to target hogs that cannot be trapped. Trapping should always be the primary means of population control. Late winter trapping efforts can prove to be particularly effective because of the diminished natural food availability at that time of year.