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Deer hunters can take feral hogs in NJ DM Zone 25

From the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife

-- Deer hunters may take feral hogs during all deer seasons in Deer Management Zone 25 in Gloucester County. The hogs can be taken under a Special Wildlife Management Permit issued to the NJ DEP Division of Fish and Wildlife to control feral hogs in DMZ 25.

Feral hogs are classified as a potentially dangerous exotic animal which compete with wildlife for available food sources, prey upon ground-nesting birds and small mammals and may carry disease. The increase in the population of feral hogs has also resulted in damage to lawns, farm crops and forests.

Sportsmen and sportswomen will be permitted to shoot free-ranging feral hogs of either sex and any age while deer hunting provided they have not reached the season bag limit for deer. The bag limit for feral hogs is unlimited. Shooting is permitted only Monday through Saturday during legal deer hunting hours. Only weapons authorized for deer hunting may be used to take feral hogs.

For more information, including where to check in hogs, visit
http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/news/2009/feralhogs09.htm on the division's website.

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