Monday, April 10, 2017
Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
Conservation Officers Uncover Illegal Hog Selling Operation
WALTHALL COUNTY - Mississippi Conservation Officers in
South Mississippi recently dismantled a group responsible for the
illegal selling and transporting of wild hogs.
The illegal trafficking operation was discovered when a
concerned citizen tipped off local officers of what they believed
was a "possible illegal situation that concerned them greatly."
Christopher Miley and Mandy Miley both of Franklinton, LA were
charged with the following:
Importation of wild hogs, transporting wild hogs without a
permit, unlawful selling of wild hogs, and trapping in Mississippi
without the appropriate license.
Bethanie Toothman of Sulphur, LA and Sierra Miley of Tylertown,
MS were both charged with unlawful sale of wild hogs.
"These subjects were actively trapping wild hogs in both
Louisiana and Mississippi, transporting them to their holding pen
in Walthall County, then selling them, live, to individuals across
southern Mississippi and Louisiana" stated Major Lane Ball.
According to a 2010 study by the USDA, wild hogs
contribute to $1.5 billion in property damage each year. They
also carry numerous diseases and viruses that affect other native
and domestic animals as well as humans.
"Due to the destructive nature wild hogs have on personal
property, agricultural property and public health, uncovering and
eliminating operations like this is extremely important to us" said
Colonel Steve Adcock. "This is another
outstanding example of service performed by MDWFP Conservation
For more information regarding hunting and outdoors in
Mississippi, visit our website at www.mdwfp.com or call us at
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