How a plan to kill every wild pig in New Mexico earned across-the-board support—and why it appears to be working – Santa Fe Reporter

The most important thing to remember about hog hunting is that even a feral hog will follow the path as it runs away from danger. So if you hear a 200-pound, tusked beast coming in your direction, you’d better be prepared to shoot it—or get off the path.

That’s the most important thing I learned from two days of shadowing a professional feral hog eradication team in Texas this summer.

Yeah, they’re just pigs, but they’re wild pigs, and if you get badly gored by one of their razor-sharp, curved tusks, you can bleed to death in a matter of minutes—or maybe worse, go home with a terrible, lingering infection from one of the many diseases the pigs can carry. –

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