Wild hogs are among the most destructive invasive species in the United States today. Two million to six million of the animals are wreaking havoc in at least 39 states and four Canadian provinces; half are in Texas, where they do some $400 million in damages annually. They tear up recreational areas (like our flying field), occasionally even terrorizing tourists in state and national parks, and squeeze out other wildlife. Recently hog hunter Jason Lippert and his specially trained hog hunting dogs came to the rescue at the club flying field and eradicated a huge boar hog. We were very fortunate to have Jason as he quickly assessed the situation and removed the feral pest.
We now under a second feral pig attack at the club flying field, and we think because we use a grub worm treatment on the main runway they (the dastardly pigs) have so far mercifully bypassed it. Today (2/3/21) we again applied treatment in the runway area for grub worms, which are a tasty treat for a hungry wild pig. Hopefully intermittently applying grub treatment will continue to deter the rooting beasts from digging up our runway.
Above are photos of Sonny Coleman spraying grub treatment on the main runway, hog hunting expert Jason Lippert, and his trusty hunting dogs.