Clemson Researchers Tackle Problem of Feral Hog Overpopulation, Damage
Wildlife ecologist from Clemson University have formed a two year working partnership with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, USDA Wildlife Service and Farm Bureau to quantify economic and ecological damages to the state’s agricultural and natural resources by feral hogs. This destruction comes in the form of disease, competition with other animals, decreased food and water supplies and soil erosion. The impact of this swine presence has also been observed in the state’s timber industry. The results from these studies will be published to provide southeastern farmers and landowners with effective management strategies.