Feral hogs are expanding their range, and now reside in more than 40 states. They cause about $1.5 billion in damage every year reports Kansas Agland.
Charlie Lee is a wildlife management for Kansas State University Research and Extension. He says the pigs damage crops, can kill young livestock and wildlife, destroy property, damage plant communities, and can carry diseases that threaten livestock.
That’s why the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, or APHIS, wants to reduce feral hog damage on a national level.