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Originally posted by Viesczy
Beyond Fencesitter, did anyone else read the document?
If these folks were harboring illegal aliens, you'd be all for running those folks (workers and farmers) out on a rail, but since this is killing an invasive species you're all for the farmers? Really? Why? Because the pigs aren't from Mexico?
Feel free to read about the crop destruction from farmers caused by the feral hogs, it is rife in the actual agricultural news areas.
Last I checked, the invasive strains of feral hogs are in 23 states and a huge number of those states allow year round hunting of the species due to the destruction of crops, ecosystems, property and putting a huge strain on native species. Personally I'd love to go hog hunting we my American Bulldog, it is what she was MADE for!
Originally posted by usmc0311
reply to post by Viesczy
The farmers who are experiencing crop damage have the right to go out and shoot the hogs, without a permit even. When whitetail deer cause crop damage you must obtain a permit to kill them out of season. With hogs you can kill them anytime of the year with no permit. In fact it is encouraged that all hunters shoot wild hogs when they see them out in the woods. It is the farmers responsibility to care for his crops and that includes preventing crop damage from any species.