MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - State officials are asking deer hunters to report any wild pigs they see to the DNR.
There have been reports of feral pigs in at least 51 counties over the last 15 years.
The DNR says they’re a serious environmental threat, because they destroy nature lands while looking for food – and they often carry diseases. Also, feral pigs have been known to prey on fawns and birds that nest on the ground.
The DNR allows hunters to shoot feral pigs every day of the year except the Friday before the nine-day gun season in November – but they need small game licenses if they shoot on other people’s land.