U.S. is preparing to defend against an invasion of feral Canadian swine
EDMONTON — While Canadian provinces try to grapple with wild pigs wreaking havoc across the country, states in the northern U.S. are on guard against any swine that make an attempt to cross the 49th.Read more...
New Blog - Maintaining the Beauty of the Land: Mitigating the Scars Left Behind by Wild Pigs
Maintaining the natural beauty of Long Acres Ranch is an ever-evolving task, and as many land and natural resource managers would say, an immersive experience. Some days end with a handshake with mother nature, but others leave a day’s worth of work …Read more...
Feral swine amass at Montana's northern border
It sounds like a bad horror movie. Canadian wild pigs are amassing at Montana’s northern border. It’s only a matter of time before they wander south and begin their destructive assault on everything from wildlife to agricultural fields and even archa…Read more...
Feral hogs present ongoing challenges in the region
Feral hogs have become a problem in Missouri and surrounding states over the past 20 years, conservation officials say.Read more...
Wild pig population expanding in Canada
The animals are known to feed on crops and push cattle away from feed.Read more...
Wild pigs causing 'ecological disaster' as they spread rapidly across Canada, survey says
'There is crop damage, disease transmission, even automobile crashes'Read more...
East Texas senator’s bill allowing feral hog kills without a license OK’d in both Texas houses
AUSTIN, TX (KLTV) - A bill loosening up freedom in Texans’ battle against the feral hog population is one step away from becoming law following the Texas House of Representatives’ approval Tuesday.Read more...
A Feral Pig Tested Positive For Pseudorabies: What It Means For Vermont Livestock
A lone feral swine shot and killed near Lyndonville in March tested positive for the pseudorabies virus, or PRV. The virus is harmless to humans but can be lethal to domestic pigs, other livestock and pets. And once a pig is infected with PRV, it can…Read more...
Wild Pig Wars: Controversy Over Hunting, Trapping in Missouri
Under gray skies on a fall morning, Rick Clubb wears an expression of disbelief as he walks across 10 acres of strafe-bombed pasture and stares down at ground turned upside down overnight. Wild pigs have unleashed hell. Again. The field is flipped an…Read more...
Feral hogs are destroying farmers' livelihoods. Can everyone agree on how to fight them?
DES ARC — Brad Parker is a farmer, but he doesn’t plant crops anymore.
He owns cattle and acres of land, but he refuses to grow beans like he used to — all because of feral hogs.
Feral Swine: USDA Monitors World’s Worst Invasive Alien Species
Feral swine don’t recognize boundaries. They’re devastating to U.S. agriculture. Some say they’re the world’s worst invasive alien species. And sadly, this problem isn’t going away.Read more...
Campbell Vaughn: Feral hogs are invading our space, literally
The feral hog in the United States is an invasive and destructive species that has reached epidemic proportions. During the early part of the last century, sportsmen imported Russian boars into the United States as a species for hunting. These Eurasi…Read more...