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DNR urges deer hunters to shoot feral pigs too


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- If you're a Wisconsin deer hunter who also has a small-game license, the state invites you to shoot some feral pigs this season.

The state Department of Natural Resources says feral pigs carry diseases and are highly destructive. So the agency is allowing qualified hunters to shoot any feral pigs they see during the nine-day gun deer-hunting season.

There's no limit to the number of feral pigs a hunter can shoot. Landowners don't need a hunting license to shoot feral pigs on their own land. Anyone else can shoot one as long as they have the proper license, as well as landowner permission if they're on private land.

However, hunters have to be sure the pigs are truly feral. Domesticated pigs sometimes escape, and hunters who kill one can be liable for its replacement cost.

Online Reporter: Kelsi Schindler

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