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Hogs, Perhaps a Money-Making Opportunity?

With swarms of feral hogs massing on our northern border, it’s time to take stock of our options.

Montana wildlife officials warn against shooting them. Hunting, we’re told, only makes hogs harder to control. Trapping is the preferred alternative.

A column I wrote a couple of years ago to that effect prompted a flood of responses. The mere suggestion that feral hogs be trapped instead of shot outraged an entire community of folks who are rabid about shooting pigs.

Perhaps Montana should look to Texas for inspiration. The Lone Star state, which encourages hog hunting, is overrun by feral swine....


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