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Published: Sunday, May 25 2014 12:09 p.m. MDT

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Piper
Scio, OR

I'm not totally convinced that evasive species can't be controlled by the public. In Oregon the Varnish Clam was introduced from China and it has proliferated throughout all the Oregon coast. It's a delicious clam and simple to harvest, but in its infinite wisdom the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife has placed catch limits on them. Crazy! With people discovering how yummy they are, people are clamoring to raise the bag limits. Though right now it's so easy to get that limit in no more than ten minutes. If they're serious about eliminating evasive species; then take away all hunting/gathering regulations.

cjb
Bountiful, UT

Feral Hogs replicate so fast, hunting and eating them wouldn't make a dent in their population? This seems like a blessing in disguise. They are an abundant food source in the event there is ever a food shortage.

Seems that people out of work could hunt them and we could process this meat and sell it to ourselves and export it to hungry areas of the world. 2 birds killed with one stone, un-employment reduced and hungry people fed.

dan76
san antonio, TX

Feral hogs are difficult to hunt as they've become even more wiley as hunting pressure increases. Additionally special care is required during butchering due to numerous parasites. However the meat is tasty when properly prepared and cooked.

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