Outdoors enthusiasts can help control population, but hunting not solution

Christopher Columbus is to blame for starting the feral hog problem in North America.

That’s how old of a problem wild pigs are.

When the earliest European explorers came to the Americas, they didn’t know what they’d find for food, so they brought some hogs with them. Instead of continuing to haul more hogs all the way across the ocean on each trip, they started turning them loose, where they could find some upon returning.

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