Do wild hogs harm people or property?
While rooting for food, wild hogs tear up the ground, removing saplings, seedlings, and new crops. They also trample vegetation in crop fields and leave entire sections of earth looking recently plowed, with the ground turned up during their search for roots, nuts, grubs, and other food in the soil. Livestock also face dangers from wild hogs, who may devour newborn calves or lambs and have been known to cannibalize domesticated piglets, as well.
Additionally, they carry a vast array of transmittable and zoonotic diseases that can affect livestock and humans. The aggressive hogs will attack with little provocation, and older adult boars can pose a particular threat to hunters when they charge, slashing with sharp tusks up to half a foot long.