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S. Ind. hunters keep feral hogs in check

January 14, 2010 at 12:00 PM

LYNNVILLE, Ind. (AP) - A state conservation officer says wild hogs are present in rural parts of southern Indiana, but hunters have helped keep their numbers down.
Conservation Officer Gordon Wood estimates that fewer than 50 of the feral pigs are in Warrick County, east of Evansville

Wood tells the Evansville Courier & Press that he’s only seen the animals a few times after dark as they’re nocturnal and are good at staying hidden.

The wild hogs can grow to more than 500 pounds and often destroy corn and soybean crops and kill small animals. Wood says they typically run away when encountering people unless they feel threatened.

He says a license isn’t needed to hunt wild hogs in Indiana.

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