Lest anyone think I am anti-hunting, or anti-varmint control (based on my rather firm statement on another thread in defense of snakes...don't kill them!), feral hogs are entirely a different matter altogether. Not only are they a danger to man's crops and livestock, they eat birds eggs, root up tree roots and otherwise raise havoc on the native North American ecology. Look at Iceland. When the Viking arrived there about 800AD, the place was a forest. Sure they cut down a lot of wood to burn and build with but it was the pigs that they set loose that bulldozed the place into a treeless tundra that it is today. No doubt, as on all islands, there were many unique species that were wiped out. So with feral pigs, there are ample reasons to hunt them vigorously. They are hard on the land, they're great sport, and they are good to eat. Feral pigs would seems to be one of North America's best sport hunting opportunities.