House Approves Proposal To Crack Down On Wild Hogs | LEX18.com

FRANKFORT. (AP) – People caught releasing wild hogs in Kentucky would face up to a year in jail under legislation approved by the House on Thursday.

The measure, which passed without opposition, is intended to help reduce the growing population of feral pigs that are destroying corn and other crops in rural parts of the state.

Republican state Rep. Steven Rudy of Paducah said the problem hogs have been turned loose in the state and have been getting fat at the expense of Kentucky farmers.

“As soon as the corn crop starts coming up, they’ll just go right down the row rooting it up, destroying hundreds of acres in a night,” Rudy said.

Besides receiving jail time, people caught releasing hogs could lose their hunting licenses for 10 years.  Click Link Below For Full Story!

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