Leave open season on feral hogs

Here’s a wonderful deal for you hunters who didn’t get drawn this year or who didn’t manage to bag a deer, or elk, or antelope. How about a feral hog? They are classified as “nuisance animals,” so there’s no actual season. You can come shoot any time. Just have a license and permission from the […]

Feral hog population threatens agriculture industry

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico The feral hog is rapidly becoming the new coyote, or pest, for farmers across eastern New Mexico, a state agriculutural official said Thursday at the 41st annual Agricultural and Home Economics Seminar in Tucumcari. State officials outlined the problem as well as a creative program still being developed to […]

Kids are going to the hogs

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Tyler Schilling, 10, shows his Hampshire hog Saturday afternoon at the 39th annual Farwell Junior Livestock Show. (CNJ staff photo: Mike Linn) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer FARWELL — Hogs were grunting and lumbering around a small wood-chip arena Saturday at Farwell’s community center. The youngsters who raised them were using sticks to keep […]