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Circulating through the Louisiana legislature these days is House Bill #294, sponsored by Representative Major Thibaut. It passed the House by a vote of 87-0 on Tuesday, and now goes to the Senate for debate. The bill, if passed by the Senate, will allow the hunting of feral hogs in the state of Louisiana. Specifically, per the language, it will allow the hunting of "non-game quadrupeds" throughout the year, with no permit required. The nuisance animals, whose population is growing, is causing increasing problems for farmers and suburban populations. According to Rep. Thibaut, if his bill passes, the only place feral hogs "will be going is to the skinning shed and the barbecue pit." Louisiana BBQ? Wouldn't boudin be better? Read more details about the proposed legislation here.