Lee County Asks Hunters For
Help Reduce The Wild Hog Population
Wild hogs are multiplying faster than trappers can keep up, so Lee County leaders are asking hunters for help in managing the growing population.
County leaders are asking for proposals from professional hunters and trappers to take guns on county-owned 2020 Conservation land and shoot the feral pigs, since trapping the hogs isn’t working.
“They eat ground nesting birds, they disrupt the soil, which allows non-native invasive plants species to root and they’re a really destructive animal,” said Cathy Olson, the Lee County Conservation Lands manager.
The hunters will focus on rural land in eastern Lee County
Olson and other county experts are hosting an informational meeting about this hog hunt July 29 at 5:30 pm at Terry Park in Fort Myers, 3410 Palm Beach Blvd.