There's something(s) to the United States "hog infestation" problem that isn't getting out to the public. This "problem" has existed now for how long? Why hasn't an organized and concerted effort been made to eradicate these pests, like a "national hunt" on a great scale?
Maybe it isn't the problem we've been led to believe it is? Is some sort of insurance game being played to defray or compensate for damages?
The Pa game commission states. Except where eridaction is in process. We can shoot feral hogs. But i never see any.
https://www.pgc.pa.gov/HuntTrap/Hunting/Documents/Stop Feral Swine.pdf
Feral swine are protected mammals in Pennsylvania and, thus, are under the authority of the Game Commission. However, the agency has removed
protection statewide, except in counties where official eradication trapping operations are occurring. Contact a Game Commission region office for a list
of protected counties. It is illegal to interfere with any official eradication trapping efforts.
In any county where protection has been removed, however, licensed hunters and trappers may take feral swine. Takings of feral swine must be reported
to the appropriate Game Commission region office within 24 hours. It is illegal to release any animal that is a member of the Family Suidae into the wild.
If we see them, we shoot (at) them regardless of time of day or time of year. Actually retrieving them is way down the list of things to do. #1 son still hunts them with dogs and a knife and farmers and ranchers trap and poison them.