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Feral hogs appearing more often in northwest Austin
Neighbors using the NextDoor app said they've seen more of the hogs in the Great Hills area recently.Read more...
Invasive wild pigs a growing threat to agriculture
The rapid spread of wild pig populations across Canada could have serious implications for agriculture.Read more...
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...
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...
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...
Super Pig, Super Problems
In the escalating battle against feral hogs, strategy makes all the difference.Read more...
Invasive wild hogs still threaten Texas
Call them wild hogs or feral hogs. The invasive species does great damage in both rural and now urban Texas. Only the Legislature can enact control measures.Read more...
Oklahoma works to cut feral hog populations
This little piggy went to market, this little piggy stayed home, this little piggy went wee-wee-wee and rooted up all the crops. Mother Goose’s nursery rhyme may refer to innocent piglets with no ill will toward agriculture, but in the real world fer…Read more...
Counties Pursue Different Plans For Feral Hog Control
Spring has arrived and with it, a renewed effort to eradicate damage inflicted on crops, lawns and pastures done by feral hogs.
Both Hays and Caldwell county have seen extensive damage from the hogs, which are responsible for upwards of a half milli…Read more...
Growing feral hog population threatens East Texas hay supplies
GREGG COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - First it was drought, then army worms, then too much rain. Now, hay producers and users are dealing with another threat to hay supplies across East Texas: feral hogs.Read more...
Houston area suburbs see uptick in feral hog populations destroying streets, property
If you have noticed more feral hogs if your Houston area neighborhood recently, you are not alone. Neighbors across the Greater Houston report the wild animals are more frequently making their way into their subdivisions and streets, leaving properti…Read more...
New Reporting Tool for Wild Pigs
A new feature on our website offers Texas landowners and homeowners an easy-to-use tool to report sightings of wild pigs and the damage that may have occurred. This new online reporting tool takes only a few minutes to capture data like location of s…Read more...
Feral hogs cause up to $2.5 billion in damage a year, so the government is boosting efforts to fight them
If wild pigs could fly, Texas farmer Richard Beyer wishes they would travel far, far away. He grows corn, cotton, rice and grain sorghum along the Gulf Coast and estimates damage from feral swine can sometimes wipe out one-fifth of his crop.Read more...
Marketplace Report - Feral swine, "the worst invasive species we'll ever see"
They're called feral swine, wild boars, feral hogs and wild pigs. Farmers refer to them as the “rototillers” of nature. Found in at least 35 states with a population of more than 5 million, feral swine cause at least $1.5 billion in damages and contr…Read more...
Despite efforts, feral hogs continue to wreak havoc on local cemetery
Read up on associate director Jim Cathey's insight for The Eagle on College Station's feral hog residents—some of Texas' most formidable foes have taken their destructive tendencies to the College Station Memorial Cemetery and Aggie Field of Honor.Read more...