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Introduction to Wild Pigs

Introduction to Wild Pigs

Wild pigs (also known as wild hogs or feral pigs) are not native to the Americas. Brought by early Spanish explorers, they have now spread across the United States. Wild pigs are highly adaptable and capable of fending for themselves, making them capable of existing in a variety of habitats. Learn more about the history of feral pigs.

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Damage by Wild Pigs

Damage by Wild Pigs

Wherever pigs are present, they become a problem, causing damage to livestock, agricultural fields, forests, and the environment, and threatening native wildlife. Learn more by visiting the Damage By Pigs pages.

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Wild Pig Management

Management of Wild Pigs

Wild pig populations can be managed by lethal or nonlethal methods. Nonlethal methods include installing fencing to exclude pigs, using guard animals to protect livestock, and vaccinating animals to prevent disease spread. Lethal methods include trapping, shooting, and hunting with dogs.

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Support Guide

Landowner Management Guide for Wild Pig Control

Download the management guide: A Landowner's Guide for Wild Pig Management: Practical Methods for Wild Pig Control.

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A Landowners Guide for Wild Pig Management
Support App

Record and Track with the Feral Pig Damage App

Introducing the Feral Pig Damage App, an application to use in the field to record damage caused by feral pigs to your property.

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Feral Pig App

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