The Southwest Florida Water Management District has organized a new series of Hog hunts throughout the year to help reduce the wild hog population.
Wild hogs are a non-native species can have a negative impact on our preservation lands. This includes:
- Preying on native wildlife, competing with native species for food and transmitting diseases to other wildlife, livestock and humans.
- Damage with their broad snouts can leave an area looking like a plowed field.
- Wild boars may facilitate the spread of exotic plant species by transporting seeds and/or providing germination sites through rooting.
This Feral Hog Dog Hunt Program is put together to reduce the wild hog population or to at least keep it within manageable numbers on District lands. Continue reading 2017-2018 Hog Hunting Season