dantheman wrote:Many of us were hoping for a feral pig season or perhaps an open season on feral pigs. Our boys in green at the DEC decided to make it illegal to shoot any feral pig in NY. Their reasoning was that once pigs were shot at, their colony would break up and then spread faster and create more colonies, exacerbating the problem.
I think that pigs are still getting shot but no one hears much about them anymore.
In Michigan its shoot on sight season all year long. We dont have that many sightings in comparison to other states reporting the issues however we do have more and more reports each year.
In Georgia the seasons are temperate enough to make it down right scary for the explosion. Rainy, wet lands, temperatures all year just conducive for reproduction.
I am no swine expert but the breaking up of hog herds due to shooting at them make zero sense to me. Deer do not break up herding and I highly doubt Pigs do either.
I agree - contacting authorities that have local impact is the best way to get a legal season - or better yet a year long season.