|Updated: 3/12/2012 5:46 pm
||Published: 3/12/2012 3:13 pm
LITTLE ROCK, AR - "When you talk about hogs here in Arkansas, automatically everybody thinks about the Razorbacks," explained Steve "Wildman" Wilson of Arkansas Game and Fish, "but we're talking about wild hogs."
Wild hogs aren't native to Arkansas, but they sure do like it here. That's a big problem.
"A lot of people don't realize it but they're tearing up land, they're eating plants, they're rooting up levees," said Wilson.
Now Game and Fish wants your help solving the problem.
Said Wilson, "one of the major solutions to getting rid of our hogs here in Arkansas is by trapping."
That's because hunting won't work. You might catch one or two hogs, but not enough. You've have to trap them.
"Leave your trap doors open and give hogs time to go in there and out and make them feel comfortable and then eventually when they get in the habit," Wilson explained, "then you go back in there and actually set the trap door to when you get eight or 10 in there it'll fall on them."
That's what Game and Fish is hoping for. Otherwise, the problem will continue.
"Bottom line is kill all the hogs you can," said Wilson. "Kill them all, y'all. Don't leave one. That's our motto."
The Game and Fish Commission will host a "hog wars" workshop Saturday, March 17th at their West Little Rock office located at 2 Natural Resources Drive. It is a free workshop.