Officials explore new way to bait, kill wild hogs - KLFY News 10

Officials explore new way to bait, kill wild hogs

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Add up all the wild hogs in Louisiana, and you get roughly the same number of people who live in Baton Rouge and New Orleans combined.

The exploding feral hog population in the southeastern U.S. causes an estimated $1.5 billion in damage every year as the voracious eaters root up pastures, destroy crops and generally wreak havoc everywhere they go.

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