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Oklahoma agency announces that thousands of feral swine have been killed

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Agency officials  say they are on a mission to eliminate feral hogs from Oklahoma’s landscape.

Officials with Oklahoma Wildlife Services say the agency has already killed about 8,675 feral swine this year.

However, they expect that number to increase as the seasons change.

Feral swine are non-native to Oklahoma and detrimentally impact crops, livestock and wildlife habitats. Experts say they also pose a risk to humans, livestock, pets and native wildlife.

The agency is working with farmers across the state to try and stop the species from spreading.

If you are having an issue with feral swine, call Assistant Director of Wildlife Services Scott Alls at (405) 521-4039.