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Old September 30th, 2010, 01:21 PM #1
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Feral Hogs in Maryland...




Dear Maryland Hunter:

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is seeking information on the presence of feral (wild) hogs in Maryland. At present, we do not know of any established feral hog populations in our state, but it is important that we quickly find out if any populations should be discovered.

Feral hogs in the southeast United States have destroyed forest understory plants and devastated wildlife habitat. Isolated populations have been discovered in West Virginia, Virginia, and Ohio. It is critical for the protection of Maryland wildlife resources that we not allow feral hogs to become established here.

If you have seen or killed a feral hog in Maryland, please call me at the number below. If you know of someone who has seen or killed a feral hog, please urge them to contact me directly. If these destructive animals become established in our state, all of our wildlife resources will suffer - as will farmers, homeowners and Maryland's public lands. The sooner we learn or their presence, the better we will be able to deal with their removal.

Thanks, and I wish you all a safe and rewarding season afield.


Jonathan A. McKnight
Associate Director for Habitat Conservation
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Wildlife and Heritage Service
508 Taylor Avenue
Annapolis, MD. 21401
410-260-8539
jmcknight@dnr.state.md.us
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So it's open season, if we see any wild pigs?
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So it's open season, if we see any wild pigs?
Be nice to get some clarification but this is what I found.

http://times-news.com/archive/x14130...-roaming-state
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So it's open season, if we see any wild pigs?

Yep. Maryland has no hog / pig laws on the books.

I would love to see some on the Western Side of Charles County.
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Yep. Maryland has no hog / pig laws on the books.

I would love to see some on the Western Side of Charles County.
You got plenty of genie hens though
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Yep. Maryland has no hog / pig laws on the books.

I would love to see some on the Western Side of Charles County.
Hells yeah!
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It would be a terrible blow to the agricultutre industry of this state should they start invading MD. However they are delicious and we could hunt them all year. Kind of a toss up in my mind. But if I had to guess it won't be long before they are here becuase somebody decides to bring them in for a "game farm" (whatever the **** that is) and they get out.
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I wish they would hurry up and get here...It would save me a drive...how close are they to Northern Virginia??
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Dear DNR,

I have many wild boar recipies to go through and would love to test my ML on them. Please post the coordinates of suspected populations!

Thanks!
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We had a discussion on a Virginia board about feral hogs. Nothing in Northern Virginia, some out west. Coyotes are becoming a problem, though.

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