The reason I am asking is that I am looking
at some acreage in that area for wintering
and Nuc production. It would be fantastic
to meet a few beeks in the area and possible
sources for brood and Q cells.
By high populations, do you mean more than 50 hogs/acre? FL is overrun with the dang things everywhere you go! You can hunt hogs on private land yearround, no license required as they are considered to be feral and belong to the landowner. Down where I live we just kill them and let the buzzards take care of the dirty work. A large ranch I used to hunt would revoke your hunting lease if you passed by a hog and didn't kill them!
Oaks will take some water, if you have pines or palmetto they dont like water as much they are a good sign, pig count me in, this winter with the el-nino been a wet winter, normally fire danger is very high this time of year
They believe that most cases of the trichinosis has been recieved while cleaning the hogs not eating them, they reccomend wearing rubber gloves while cleaning them in case of scratches, open wounds, etc. I'm not really sure at this point how prevalent the problem is but an ounce of precaution...
I started wearing the gloves several years ago after a friend of a friend did contract trichinosis he assumed while cleaning the hog as he did not eat any of it prior to showing symptoms.
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