Saturday, June 23, 2012

Nuisance Wildlife


MDWFP Revises Nuisance
Wildlife Regulations

At its May 16, 2012 meeting, the Commission on Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks adopted new regulations concerning nuisance wildlife in Mississippi.

Due to their often destructive behavior on private lands, beaver, coyote, fox, nutria, skunk, and wild hogs are classified as “nuisance animals” in Mississippi.

These current regulations, as set forth in Public Notice LE-06 3779, allow private landowners to manage nuisance animals throughout the year with special exceptions and restrictions. These new regulations are important to help control Mississippi’s wild hog population.

Wild hogs, a non-native species in Mississippi, cause extensive damage to crops, timber, pastures, and native wildlife habitats and compete with native wildlife for food resources.

A few hog facts from Nat Geo Wild

  • The pig is native to Europe and Asia, although it has spread with humans to every continent except Antarctica.
  • Wild pigs have one of the widest distributions of all land mammals
  • The javelina, or collared peccary, is the only pig-like creature native to North America.
  • Female feral pigs and their piglets live in family groups, which are generally composed of around 6 individuals. These groups sometimes band together to form sounders, or massive groups of between 50 and 100 pigs.
More hog facts at ==> Nat Geo Wild Hog Invasion


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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

How is an alligator not on this list? A beaver, coyote, fox, nutria, skunk, and wild hogs will not attack and kill you or pets given the opportunity.

Anonymous said...

Coyotes and wild hogs most definitely will attack you, and easily kill any pet you might have.

Anonymous said...

A wild hog will eat you???
I guess that's were the old saying came from.
"Hey, where's Joe?"
" He went to take a **** and the hogs ate him."

Anonymous said...

Wild Hogs are ruthless. You ever get a mother angered at you they knock you to the ground and can tear you up. If they have tusk, they can maim you up pretty bad!

Anonymous said...

Can we add elected officials to that nuisance list?

Anonymous said...

Sure, any animal, even a kitty cat, has the ability to do harm. But in most cases, they usually need to be angered or provoked. But an alligator is just mean and ready to attack and kill because that's what a gator's demeanor is all about.

Anonymous said...

Lol, if you see a gator, leave it be! I'm on the water more than most and have never been chased by a gator:)

Anonymous said...

I noticed you said ON the water and not IN the water. Ya think it makes a difference?

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, alligators don't pose a danger by chasing people.
http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20120710/NEWS/120710013/Alligator-bites-off-teen-s-right-arm-Florida?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Home

Anonymous said...

http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20120712/NEWS/120712004/11-foot-alligator-captured-killed-Biloxi?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Home