Confusion over Feral Hogs Solution
NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA--An invasive species is causing damage all over, but there is some confusion about who is responsible for handling these wild animals.
Feral Hogs are tearing up the ground on public and private lands all across the area.
A petition is going around to reduce their numbers at the San Felasco Hammock.
The question is who should be called if you see the animal on your private property?
The answer is Florida Fish and Wildlife, however it's not their job to remove the hogs, just simply to point you in the direction of a business that can help you.
"We get a lot of folks calling us on a daily, weekly, basis saying I've got these hogs in my neighborhood, what can I do? Now we don't want to stop anybody from calling us, because we're more than willing to help you out to try and get you some information, point you in the right direction, however, people need to realize that we don't have a critter getter service."- (Karen Parker, Florida Fish and Wildlife)
Parker says that if you see a hog on your property, and you can safely shoot it, you are allowed to take it down because there are no license requirements on your property.
The FWC does have a list of nuisance trappers for North Central Florida, but you can find a link to that list on our website at wcjb.com .
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