Oregon and Washington will also take on feral pigs

Idaho’s feral hog population has been reduced to 20. OR, WA hope to duplicate that success-

The suspected source of the pigs is California where they are an invasive species causing some significant damage.

Oregon and Washington to reduce, hopefully eradicate, feral pigs. Seattle Times. AP





  1. mikepost Avatar

    Wild hogs are often trapped and released into new areas by misguided hog hunters. That is how the German boar/feral hog strain began in California. Hell, they brought a whole boat load of Black Forest boar over and turned them loose in the 1920’s. The hogs are not big time migrators unless there is no food at all. I dont think they understand the depth of their problem.


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