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Shooting and hunting are best used as complements to a rigorous trapping program and not as the primary means of removal.

In some cases, shooting and hunting have proven effective for controlling wild pigs, but these methods require a significant amount of time and effort, and it is rare for them to be effective in substantially reducing pig numbers.

Regardless of whether you are shooting at night, shooting over bait, or still hunting, not only must you be on site when the pigs are there, but it is also very difficult, if not impossible, to shoot all of the pigs you may encounter.

Hunting with dogs can be effective in some situations, but this method is also ineffective in removing large numbers of pigs.

Even with 90% removal, the breeding population can still increase 33% annually.

Hunting alone will not eradicate wild hogs. Hunting complements a rigourous trapping program.