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The state Department of Agriculture announced today that it had hired John Paul Fairhead, who’d been a Game and Fish Commission field biologist, to head a feral hog eradication program to be funded by a $3.4 million federal grant.

Feral hogs are prolific breeders and capable of great destruction to farmland and native wildlife.

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The project will aim to reduce the feral hog population and provide information about control methods in four project areas in Arkansas.

Here’s the full release.

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