At this time there are approximately 5 million wild hogs running around America. Hog hunting has become so well known in Texas that many counties and cities have their own hog cook-offs and BBQ’s annually. There are now 37 countries that have wild hogs in them. Back then wild hogs were a logical choice to bring and attempt to populate the region, due to their toughness and ability to multiply readily. The typical female wild pig could give birth to 24 piglets annually. That’s plenty of babies.
So this is where hunters intervene and become a massive asset. In Texas alone, hunters kill about 24,000 hogs per year. Can you imagine if hunters were not killing this many pigs each year? Texas would be overrun with those creatures. Florida is another state that’s totally overrun with these creatures. They’re in each and every county in Florida. With the terrific weather and abundance of food there, it is no surprise that they flourish and spread like a disease.
One thing Texas landowners should and could do is open their gates to more hunters and allow them to help control this from control animal. At least not to the extent it’s now.
Not only do these creatures destroy and decimate the property. They take serious diseases that could spread to every other living thing. Deaths have occurred from individuals consuming vegetables which were contaminated by wild hog feces. This could be avoided. Merritt Island Opossum Removal are more than happy to go out, search and take down these creatures. Hunters do everyone a service, also putting food on their tables.
Just imagine what great an additional billion dollars could do to the economy? This issue could definitely be avoided. Our neighborhood Fish and Game departments do not have the money or resources to deal with this problem.
If you’ve got these creatures in your state.
Be safe and decent hog hunting my friends.