Family Bow Hunting For Pigs In Idaho!
Bow hunting or any kind of hunting for these wild boar are welcomed by the wildlife and public land managers. They are seeing these pigs as a threat to the land it self.
The idea of pigs wandering around the desert hardly seems like a threat to most people who imagine round, pink barnyard creatures. But these pig’s are hardly harmless. Wild pigs can annihilate crops, destroy riparian areas, decimate wild bird populations, be a threat to both livestock and wildlife, and have the potential to carry a variety of diseases that pose a risk to both domestic and wild animals, and in some cases, humans.
According to some stats Idaho does not know the exact number of pigs taken by hunters because they do not regulate wild pig hunting. You only need to have valid hunting license. Idaho Fish and Game have 2,300 square miles that they have to patrol where the wild pigs are most active. They are saying currently the majority of the pigs in Idaho are in the Bruneau Valley. Pigs are very adaptable they can live anywhere as long as they have food and water.
Wild pigs are not native to North America, the belief is that the earliest European explorers would release pigs or goats on new land as a way to build up a future food supply for possible colonists or shipwrecked sailors.
And it turns out that pigs a very adaptable and very prolific breeders, they can starts as young as 6 months old and can have up to 4-8 piglets per litter and can have multiple litters per year.
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Great hunt for everyone…