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Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office asked for help with feral hogs eating up West Bank levees
NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | March 27, 2014 | Andrea Shaw

Posted on 03/30/2014 10:02:32 AM PDT by BBell

Feral hogs continue to feast on West Bank levees, prompting the authority responsible for 100 miles of flood protection to seek help from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. Major damage has been reported along the V-line levee south of Marrero as well as to structures in Jean Lafitte National and Bayou Segnette State parks.

"It's a lot of work to keep repairing the same thing three days later. You go back out there and they tear it up. It's costing the parish a lot of money,'' Chris Muscarello, operations superintendent of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Authority-West said.

In the worst-case scenarios, the hogs have caused as much as 25 percent damage to the levees, management and technical consultant Bill Fogle said.

The authority sought help from the U.S. Department of Agriculture last fall in determining the size of the hog population. But levee officials said the state is trying to coordinate control efforts with the agriculture department and that a pilot project is underway in which the west authority could benefit.

Besides the sheriff's deputies, Fogle said another option is a company that uses dogs to round up the boars, at $20 per head.

(Excerpt) Read more at nola.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: feralhogs; la; wildpigs
Pigs are getting bad here. A law was recently passed allowing the hunting of pigs from helicopters.
1 posted on 03/30/2014 10:02:32 AM PDT by BBell
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To: BBell

Gosh I hope the diaper-heads don’t find out this country is being overrun by pigs.


2 posted on 03/30/2014 10:04:48 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: BBell

I saw 4 running along the shoulder on I -10 driving through Slidell

Big suckers they was


3 posted on 03/30/2014 10:06:49 AM PDT by Rome2000
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To: Rome2000

Pigs have been spotted in neighborhoods in the city of Slidell. One thing pit bulls are good for is hunting wild pigs.


4 posted on 03/30/2014 10:09:36 AM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: BBell

At first glance, I thought it said “Federal” hogs.


5 posted on 03/30/2014 10:12:11 AM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Rome2000

I’ve seen pigs in Slidell. LOL! On the other hand, I did meet my beautiful wife there. On a more serious note, those pigs can cause a lot of damage in a pretty short time. And they repro like crazy. And they be’s dangeroux too. You sure don’t want to smack one with your car either. They were a serious problem at KSC who hired a hunter to come in and take some out. Tough to do since KSC is a nature preserve. PETA alert.


6 posted on 03/30/2014 10:15:53 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: BBell

Just find Boss Hog and take him out.


7 posted on 03/30/2014 10:16:53 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Doomonyou

“Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office asked for help with feral hogs eating up West Bank levees”

Dress up like a bunch of mall ninjas in your finest tacticool gear, hop in your MRAPs and pretend that the hogs are really dogs. Problem solved.


8 posted on 03/30/2014 10:16:53 AM PDT by Antihero101607
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To: Doomonyou

At first glance, I thought it said “Federal” hogs.”

No difference! LOL.


9 posted on 03/30/2014 10:17:08 AM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: BBell

With the number of hunters in Louisiana allowing them to be hunted/trapped year round would be effective.

Most environmentalists do not like hogs because there are few critters who do more damage to an eco-system and they are not natural to the area. They also spread disease that damage native animal populations and destroy native plants.


10 posted on 03/30/2014 10:25:56 AM PDT by volunbeer
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To: volunbeer

I like bacon.


11 posted on 03/30/2014 10:26:44 AM PDT by BigIsleGal (Wake Me Up When the Stupid Wears Off)
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To: BBell; Mr. K; GraceG
Here is an actually decent story regarding Hog Hunting in Georgia.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANKgTjUD69U

I never realized that Wild Boars cause such havoc.

12 posted on 03/30/2014 10:30:22 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: BBell

I have several friends in north La. who have acreage being constantly torn up by pigs. They trap them and kill them. I’ve suggested putting gps on a couple and releasing them. Then have a hunting party ready next time they’re coming by.


13 posted on 03/30/2014 10:31:07 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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To: BBell

The feral hogs are out of control here too-they decimate gardens that are not fenced, and trample crops-but it is nothing like what I read about in that article.

They are bad tempered, big and dangerous, too-they don’t hesitate at going after a human.

Just about everyone who can get a place to do so hunts them-
a few years ago, some farmers with an eye for free meat started trapping those hogs, too.


14 posted on 03/30/2014 10:36:09 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: BBell

The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has hired marksmen to shoot feral hogs
from helicopters flying over two wildlife management areas in south Louisiana.

Spokesman Bo Boehringer says he’s been told one helicopter squad can kill as many
as 300 hogs in a day. Officials estimate there are more than half a million feral
hogs loose in Louisiana.

http://www.wdsu.com/news/local-news/new-orleans/shooters-to-aim-at-feral-hogs-from-helicopters/24897640#ixzz2xT7ghyOL


15 posted on 03/30/2014 10:41:35 AM PDT by deport
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To: All

Is the pig leader nicknamed “Bush”?


16 posted on 03/30/2014 10:42:36 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Doomonyou
At first glance, I thought it said “Federal” hogs.

LOL, I thought it said feral yutes.

17 posted on 03/30/2014 10:50:49 AM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: BBell

I remember years ago nutria were tearing up the levees in Jefferson Parish. Harry Lee was the sheriff at the time and he sent his SWAT team out at night armed with .22’s and night vision.


18 posted on 03/30/2014 10:51:17 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: BBell

Rapid, hot projectile solutions.


19 posted on 03/30/2014 10:51:34 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Doomonyou

Reminds me of the old Miss Emily skits by Gilda Radner on SNL. She would go on and on about people participating in child abuse until some one would correct her and she’d reply “Never mind”
Fedral Hogs would have made a great skit.


20 posted on 03/30/2014 10:51:49 AM PDT by spudville
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To: volunbeer

I think Louisiana and Texas have year round hunting of feral hogs with the purchase of a hunting license. In the 1930’s my grandfather paid for his first home by trapping hogs in the Neches River bottom. He paid the carpenter with bacon. Hunters around my home love to hog hunt using traps and dogs. Some people feed out some of the hogs and eat the pork. Feral hog meat is very strong and I don’t like it. We don’t have very many PETA people around here.


21 posted on 03/30/2014 11:02:43 AM PDT by FoundinTexas
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To: BBell

I live on a private airport.
They can tear up runways or taxiways in no time.
We hunt them 24/7.
No problem even at night.


22 posted on 03/30/2014 11:16:12 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: BBell

Feral hogs will soon be everywhere on the mainland. Are they any good for BBQ?

http://www.ehow.com/info_8579047_list-states-feral-hogs.html


23 posted on 03/30/2014 11:19:05 AM PDT by iontheball
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To: BBell

http://www.redjacketfirearms.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=56&category_id=8&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=6

458 SOCOM


24 posted on 03/30/2014 11:28:16 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: FoundinTexas

The meat from an uncastrated mature boar is rank but the sows and shoats are excellent eating.


25 posted on 03/30/2014 11:28:39 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: BBell

Hogs and Nutria.


26 posted on 03/30/2014 11:29:32 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: BBell

Just declare an open season on them. The coonasses will take care of dat!


27 posted on 03/30/2014 11:42:12 AM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: clee1

You might be a CoonAss if... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSmqBPCPqBc


28 posted on 03/30/2014 11:59:44 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Chode

Born and raised there. I have cousins you’d swear are Swamp People extras....

Sadly, because the culture is laid-back and the food is beyond compare, I can’t see raising my children there. Have been a Georgia resident for the past 18 years, primarily because of Louisiana’s culture of corruption and the abysmal school systems.

I may move back after my kids are grown and gone.


29 posted on 03/30/2014 12:28:09 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: FoundinTexas

Just out hunting pigs today. Didn’t wind up seeing any but saw plenty of sign of them.


30 posted on 03/30/2014 12:31:14 PM PDT by FAA
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To: BBell

Just start a rumor that pigs are good to eat...


31 posted on 03/30/2014 12:33:25 PM PDT by contrarian (no time like the present time)
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To: clee1
i lived in New Iberia for awhile and spend a summer in NO, i still miss the Boudin...
32 posted on 03/30/2014 12:37:01 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: BBell

I have a friend at work who makes pretty good side money trapping a selling feral hogs. They are so prolific and there are so few who do what he does that he has an endless supply. The wild ones don’t get those hoghouse diseases.


33 posted on 03/30/2014 1:02:23 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: Chode

Per your #28; I just found our I’m about 1/3rd coonass.


34 posted on 03/30/2014 1:15:42 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: fella
i think we all are... 8^)
35 posted on 03/30/2014 1:18:50 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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