New Feral Hog Bait Approved by EPA

Hunters, farmers, and home owners alike have been waiting years for an end-all to the growing hog issue. Pretty much everyone other than hog doggers! As most of you know the feral hog situation in most of our country is beyond out of control. In fact, Louisiana hunters killed an estimated 350,000 of them last year and didn’t make a dent. Feral pigs are responsible for the destruction of crops, native habitat and carry and number of diseases that can spread to both wildlife and humans a like. They reproduce at an alarming rate and have no natural predators.

Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Dr. Mike Strain reports a possible solution has been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency to fight the feral pig problem.

“Its a bait”, says Strain, “to help eradicate the feral pig.”

The bait is made by a company out of Colorado called Kaput. It is fed to the feral pigs for three to six weeks using a specific type feeder that only a feral pig can get its head inside to feed on the bait.

But Strain cautions to “be sure and follow all label instructions” when using the bait.

While most of us may have been hoping for a hog specific poison that could be dispensed directly to the ground, this is not it. If approved by the state of Louisiana, which is still pending, it will be every important to follow the specific directions and ONLY use in the approved feeder.

Research has been done recently on 2 active ingredients that have been proven killers of feral swine, Sodium Nitrite, a meat preservative, and a blood thinning agent called Warfarin.

More details on the availability of the feeder, and bait will be out soon.

20 replies
  1. Gordon
    Gordon says:

    Only one concern. Will the level of the toxins in the pig be harmful to humans. I would be concerned if someone on an a joining lease. starts feeding this to the pigs and I want to harvest one for food

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  2. Shawn Mcalister
    Shawn Mcalister says:

    Don’t need to kill to much if the hogs because if we do that then their want be any for us to run with dogs and want have any wuld hogs to eat because to me wild hog is better than a blooded hog

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      • Ross Tuttle
        Ross Tuttle says:

        The HOGS live on PRIVATE property!!!! You private property fanatics need to face the facts….let hunters on your land to kill the hogs or let the hogs destroy your land!

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        • land owner
          land owner says:

          The hog hunters are not the landowners who are affected by the destruction. The hog hunters are the ones who have spread the feral hogs. The concept of paying the hog hunters to eradicate them is useless, they will not take all of the hogs off of a property because that is how they make money. I support the poison concept.

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  3. Simmons
    Simmons says:

    This is about the stupidest thing I have read this year so far . We have starving vets and children and Some want to poison perfectly good meat . If you believe for one second hogs are here on an accident you have no faith in God’s will and plan . Sounds like a bunch of yuppies wrote this article while eating a McDonald’s hamburger .

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  4. Chad
    Chad says:

    This is the stupidest shit ive ever read i vote no and what if i killa hogthat has been consuming this i die to cause cause my neighboring lease has this

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  5. William Greer
    William Greer says:

    Keep in mind poison does not discriminate. Anything that has to be fed 3-6 weeks has to build up to kill. Well if I eat a hog that has eaten this me or my family are at risk. It is highly possible a big hog could contain way more than enough in its tissue to kill a small child. This is a dangerous Thing here. Hogs are sloppy eaters and will spill food. If your squirrel dog or shed dog gets hold of this they are dead. The chemical they are talking about is a blood thinner. It is a rat poison. Do you want people eating hogs that may contain rat poison? We eat wild hogs. I would rather not eat rat poison.

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  6. land owner
    land owner says:

    The hog hunters are not the landowners who are affected by the destruction. The hog hunters are the ones who have spread the feral hogs. The concept of paying the hog hunters to eradicate them is useless, they will not take all of the hogs off of a property because that is how they make money. I support the poison concept.

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