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Wild hogs causing problems in flood zones

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

As flooding at the Mississippi River forces wild animals out of their natural habitat and onto higher ground, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, is worried about damage happening to their levees.

Wild hogs in particular are making an appearance and officials worry they may bring destruction.

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (“MDWFP”) is monitoring the situation.

Not only wild hogs, but white-tiled deer, wild turkey, and other game and fur-bearing animals are making an appearance as they search for higher ground.

The MDWFP is working with the levee boards to prevent levee damage by wild hogs, within the affected areas.

Landowners who have any questions may contact one of the MDWFP Regional Offices at:

North Region, Enid, MS (662) 563-6222

Central Region, Canton, MS (601) 859-3421

South Region, Magnolia, MS (601) 783-2911

The MDWFP has also increased its law enforcement presence in the affected areas to promote public safety and to enforce the wildlife laws that protect game animals affected by flooding.

For more information regarding wild hogs in Mississippi, visit the MDWFP website at www.mdwfp.com.

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