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Panel backs nighttime hunting of wild hogs

HB353 would amend that law to allow the taking of feral hogs on private property by the landowner during daylight and nighttime hours.
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After a few failed attempts in previous years, the recent explosion in the population of wild hogs led a Louisiana House committee to back legislation that would allow nighttime hunting.

Organized hunters oppose House Bill 353, fearing that it would put stress on deer, but the plea of farmers persuaded the House Committee on Natural Resources and the Environment to allow property owners to hunt feral pigs on their own land at night, all year round.

The present law allows nighttime hunting of nutria and beaver from March through August.

HB353 would amend that law to allow the taking of feral hogs on private property by the landowner during daylight and nighttime hours.

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