'Huge Problem' of Transporting Wild Hogs in Louisiana Could Soon Cost Big Bucks Under Proposed Legislation

By Elizabeth Crisp, The Advocate

State lawmakers are trying to root out a growing problem in Louisiana: A booming wild hog population. A state House committee on Thursday approved legislation that would make it illegal to transport feral swine. Those found guilty of the infraction would face fines of up to $900 or up to six months in prison, if the measure makes it into law.