Biologist: Feral hogs growing issue

Thomas Garcia The feral hog is rapidly becoming the new coyote, or new pest, of the state’s Ag agency, said a New Mexico Ag official at the 41st annual Agricultural and Home Economics Seminar in Tucumcari. Feral hogs can cause damage to irrigated land and crops and carry 37 parasites that can affect people, pets, […]

County airs concerns about grey wolf, feral hog population

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By QCS Staff The Quay County Commission plans for the county seek to the status of a contributing agency regarding the habitat of the grey wolf in New Mexico. The commissioners said it was important to provide the U.S. Fish and Wildlife agency with information regarding the economic impact and other information that would show […]

Feral hogs pose potential problems

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Invading feral hogs are wreaking havoc on some farm and ranch lands in Quay County. And if left unchecked, the problems spread, state wildlife experts said. “We had them uproot and damage one of our fields so bad that it looked like the Army had been out there shelling,” […]

The wild West still beastly

QCS staff Some may think the wild West is pretty much bygone, but not after hearing Ron Jones’ presentation at Monday’s Quay County commissioner’s meeting. Jones, a wildlife specialist for the Department of Agriculture who said he worked at 39 ranches throughout the county, gave a six-month report that included coyotes and rats and skunks […]