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Kentucky Fish and Wildlife fighting problem of wild pigs being imported for hunting

July 01, 2011

Associated Press

FRANKFORT, Ky. Kentucky officials say the presence of wild pigs is expanding in the state, and they believe people are importing the animals and releasing them to create hunting opportunities.

Two people have been convicted this year of bringing wild pigs into the state, including one Florida man who pleaded guilty last week to three counts of illegally importing the animals from his home state and possessing them.

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources says it has documented wild pigs in 44 counties, up from 23 in 2009.

Fish and Wildlife officials say wild pigs are destructive for wildlife and farmers and carry diseases that can infect livestock, pets and even humans.

To report sightings, hunter kills or releases of wild pigs, contact Fish and Wildlife at (800) 858-1549.

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