- Associated Press - Monday, February 9, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Utah House has approved a bill that allows people to shoot wild pigs in order to reduce their population and limit the damage the swine do to agriculture.

The House voted 72-2 on Monday morning to approve the bill. It now advances to the Senate for consideration.

Spanish Fork Republican Rep. Mike McKell says the feral swine have traveled into southern Utah up from other southwestern states and have done significant damage to farms and other growing operations.

McKell’s bill would allow people to shoot the pigs as long as the animals are feral and not wearing an identification ear tag.

The swine can be killed with a gun, bow and arrow or crossbow.

The proposal does not allow anyone to be paid for killing the animals.


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