Drinking water management district to open up second phase of hog hunts Dec. 14 | Local Information

To suppress the population of troublesome wild hogs across its regional lands, the Southwest Florida H2o Administration District is opening an additional spherical to register for looking permits.

Hunters can get started making use of at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, to get $75 nonrefundable permits for three-day hunts working January by way of February 2022 in six district lands.

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Registration finishes both when all permits are marketed or at midnight on Dec. 16, whichever will come first. Permits are transferable.

For a lot more information and facts, visit WaterMatters.org/HogHunts or contact the district’s land management area at 800-423-1476.

Feral hog

Wild hogs eat a variety of crops and animals. They feed by rooting with their broad snouts, which can disturb the soil and floor include vegetation, leaving an area hunting like a plowed field.

District officials will make contact with whoever makes the most on every single hunt throughout stage two to consider part in feral hog hunts on as-wanted basis, totally free of demand. 

Citrus County is residence to one particular of the district lands for hog hunting, the Flying Eagle Nature Centre off East Boy Scout Road, east of Inverness. Jan. 11-13 is slated to be when 20 permitted hunters can hunt hogs in the preserve.

Flying Eagle Nature Center Preserve Hog Hunting Map

The hog looking map for the Traveling Eagle Mother nature Heart Maintain.

North of Citrus County’s border with Marion County is the Hálpata Tastanaki Preserve, which will host its hog hunt Jan 25-27 for 25 permitted hunters.

Hálpata Tastanaki Preserve Hog Hunt Map

The hog looking map for the Hálpata Tastanaki Preserve.

There will be no days to scout the lands ahead of time.

Invasive to Florida, feral hogs have been released to the Sunshine Condition as early as 1539 by explorer Hernando DeSoto.

Using their wide snouts to root out their meals, hogs ruin normal habitats and go away them on the lookout like plowed fields. When hogs bring about far too considerably destruction in its lands, the water management district hosts a sequence of hunts to handle the animal’s inhabitants.