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Latest Hog Hunting Article
Delta Hogs
For many years, Alabama hunters have traveled from all over the state to hunt the wild hogs of the Mobile Delta. Legend has it these hogs were direct descendants of pigs that traveled by ship from Europe, brought over by the explorer Hernando DeSoto.

For the most part, it’s believed that the old story is true, but those early decedents from DeSoto got company. As the state began to be more populated with Europeans, many of them also brought domestic pigs with them to feed their families.

In the old days, up until the Fence Laws were enacted in the 1930s, and each state enacted its own laws, livestock was allowed to roam free. In Alabama, some of the hogs that had gone wild from the original stocking of hogs released by DeSoto’s crew interbred with other hogs released by settlers. Even when the Fence Laws were enacted, farmers and ranchers were...

More Hog Hunting Articles
A two-year, multi-state investigation by Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries into the illegal transport, release and live possession of feral pigs has resulted in the arrests of 13 Alabama men. In...

Feral hogs are a deterrent to good deer hunting. These destructive critters root up green fields, eat young fawns, destroy croplands, and they eat acorns and other mast crops that deer need.
Anyone caught transporting or releasing live feral hogs will now face a minimum $2,500 fine under a new Alabama law. The $2,500 fine represents a five-fold increase over the previous...

More and more Alabama hunters are extending their hunting seasons by becoming feral hog hunters. There’s no shortage of wild hogs in Alabama. Some landowners who wouldn’t dare let you hunt...

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