Shorter deer seasons, lower limits eyed by LDWF August 18, 2015 Louisiana

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Shorter deer seasons, lower limits eyed by LDWF August 18, 2015 Louisiana Sportsman
... One of the main factors Durham said is a primary driver in the crash of the deer population is loss of habitat as rural areas have been either opened for farming or eaten up by urban development.  The end result is fewer forested acres in the state — and it’s those forests that support deer herds...

Hogs a major problem for deer hunting August 18, 2015 Louisiana, Louisiana Sportsman ·
... “Hog populations affect deer numbers through direct competition for food resources and fawn predation,” ...

Deer hunting days up, but take down September 3, 2015 Louisiana, The Advocate
... Deer numbers ... down last year.  State Deer Study leader Scott Durham can explain the decline, but there’s no single-fit, statewide reason other than the explosion of feral hogs across the state’s landscape... We have reports of HD2V, and a disease like this can reduce a deer herd, maybe up to 25-50 percent ...

... The explosion of feral hogs across the U.S. is threatening the deer population -- spreading disease, dominating the food chain and even, on occasion, killing and eating fawns. In Louisiana, where there are an estimated 700,000 wild hogs, hunters and wildlife officials say they are taking a toll on the whitetail deer herd....

Think Wild Hogs Don't Kill Deer? Think Again March 16, 2016 Louisiana, OutdoorHub
... In 2015, sportsmen and women harvested 300,000 feral pigs, but only 139,000 deer... Research has shown that deer detection rates can be up to 49% less where hogs occur. Hog populations affect deer numbers through direct competition for food resources and fawn predation. Hogs carry infectious diseases ...

Deer season underway and outlook similar to 2016 October 20, 2017 Louisiana, StMaryNow.com
... The problem with a burgeoning hog population is hogs directly compete with deer for food resources. They also prey on fawns and carry diseases such as leptospirosis and brucellosis.  It will take intense management effort to come even close to putting a dent in hog populations, as the animal’s reproductive rate far exceeds that of deer...

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