What is the estimated annual dollar amount of destruction caused by wild pigs in the entire U.S.?
estimated annual dollar amount of destruction caused by wild pigs Wild Hogs, Feral Pigs and Russian Boars
Some reports place the total damage figure as high as $1.5 billion in the U.S. annually.
That is based on a damage estimate of approximately
$200 damage per wild pig hog per year and the pig population of 6 million animals. However, if the population estimates (guesstimates) are wrong– so is the total damage estimate. Again, that assumes that all pigs cause the same amount of damage, which is untrue based on their size as well as where they live (e.g., 25 pounder vs. a 250 pounder; lower value rangeland vs. higher value cropland).