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Wildlife Summit to come up with new plan to control Staten Island's wild turkeys

Wildlife Summit to come up with new plan to control Staten Island’s wild turkeys

STATEN ISLAND, NY — An upcoming meeting between city and state agencies and local elected officials has one goal: to devise a plan to deal with “harmful” wildlife on Staten Island. And one of the main topics of discussion will be the borough’s wild turkeys. Mid-Island Councilman David Carr, Borough Chairman Vito Fossella, the city’s …

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Feral hog control: 8 years, some progress, $2.5 billion in damage/year

Feral hog control: 8 years, some progress, $2.5 billion in damage/year

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Eight years after a U.S. program began to control feral hog damage, invasive animals with big appetites and snouts that uproot anything that smells good are still a scourge of billions of dollars for farmers, wildlife and the environment. These prolific feral pigs were wiped out in 11 of the 41 …

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