Mark Hainds and Alabama's HHHH Nursery & Wood Products

Year of the Pig

Welcome to, the website for author/forester Mark Hainds and Alabama's HHHH Nursery - your source for the best variety smoking and grilling wood chunks in the southeastern United States.

If you haven't yet, please look at our page for Mark's first book, Year of the Pig, a personal account of one avid hunter's pursuit of wild pigs in eleven American states.


"This book will resonate with its readers. It is well thought-out and interesting from cover to cover."  --Kevin McKinstry, Westervelt Wildlife Services 

"For those who love to read or tell hunting stories, this book is filled to the brim. I've never encountered anyone with more fervor for eliminating feral pigs from the landscape than the author. Mark Hainds's perserverance and disregard for personal safety (never would I crawl through a thicket looking for a wounded hog) will endear him to his readers. Yet this book well illustrates the scourge of feral pigs, the difficulty in managing a herd, and the devastation they have on agricultural and wildlife habitat."   --David Rainer, Outdoor Writer and Public Information Manager, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

"A very enjoyable read, with some very good information on feral pigs woven in. Should be particularly well-received by the hunting and outdoor public." --Frank Boyd, Certified Wildlife Biologist, State Director, Alabama USDA 

"Feral pigs threaten vast portions of U.S. ecosystems, so Hainds, a forester, did good by spending 2007 hog-hunting in 11 states. Hainds’ anecdotes, titled by a tree of each different ecosystem, wield dry humor and the admirable values of a farmer’s son to critique the current state of hunting. His sympathetic intelligence suffuses this seriously funny nonfiction."
--Sierra Club

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