Right now there are about 5 million wild hogs running around America. Hog hunting has become so well known in Texas that many cities and counties have their hog cook-offs and BBQ’s annually. There are currently 37 countries that have wild hogs in them.
Wild hogs were brought to America way back in 1539 by Hernando De Soto. Back then wild hogs were a logical choice to bring and try and populate the region, because of 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 step in and become a massive asset. Just in Texas alone, hunters kill about 24,000 hogs a year. Can you imagine if hunters were not killing this many pigs each year? Texas would be overrun with these creatures. Florida is another state that’s completely overrun with these critters. They’re in each and every county in Florida. With the terrific weather and abundance of food there, it’s 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 let them help control this out of control animal. At least not to the extent it’s now.
Not only do these animals destroy and decimate the property. They carry serious diseases that could spread to every other living thing. Deaths have occurred from individuals consuming vegetables that were contaminated by wild hog feces. This could be avoided. Cape Canaveral Opossum Removal are more than willing to go out, hunt and take down these critters. Hunters are doing everyone a service, plus putting food on their own tables.
Just imagine what good an additional billion dollars could do for the economy? This problem could definitely be avoided. It is up to us hunters to control the population of these animals. Our neighborhood Fish and Game departments do not have the money or resources to deal with this problem.
If you’ve got these animals in your state. We recommend to all hunters to go out, hunt down these pigs, put some food on your table and do your community a good service.
Be safe and good hog hunting my friends.