Feral hogs cause $1.5 billion of damage each year in the United States. The wild hogs are running rampant throughout the country, but the biggest areas of concern are in the South. Early European explorers broght the hogs to the new world. Some were released to have a food supply along lines of retreat along Desoto's exploration route in North America.
On Tuesday, November 12 KEDM's Policy And A Pint discussed Feral Hogs in an open public forum. Our panelists for the forum were Dr. Kim Tolson -Chair of the Louisiana Feral Hog Taskforce and Professor of Biology at The University of Louisiana Monroe, Walter Cotton - Supervisory Wildlife Biologist, USDA Wildlife Services, and Elliott Colvin - Richland Parish Police Juror and farmer.
The event was held at the River Grille in Monroe.