COLUMBUS – Ohio’s hunters are encouraged to harvest any feral swine they encounter in the wild in order to limit the spread of this destructive species in the state, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife.
Known in Ohio as “wild boars,” they also are also called free-ranging European wild boar, Russian wild boar, wild pigs, wild hogs or razorbacks. These “eating machines” damage agricultural crops, degrade wildlife habitat and consume the eggs of ground-nesting birds, as well as reptiles, amphibians or just about anything else they come across.
They also carry diseases that can infect domestic livestock, wildlife and even people.
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