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    Some closings on WMAs due to feral hog trapping

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    JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission says some areas of Wildlife Management Areas are being closed due to a program of trapping feral hogs.

    The commission says biologists are targeting entire groups of feral hogs for removal and that large traps are the most effective method.

    The commission says closing small areas of the WMAs is needed to reduce all human and hunting-related disturbances to ensure the hogs are not pushed into a new area where the trapping process must start over.

    The closed areas are marked with "No Trespassing" signs.

    The commission also encourages hunters seeking other game to shoot all hogs they see - but the commission doesn't endorse hunting as a viable way to remove the hogs.

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