NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Two Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency investigations have led to guilty pleas in the case of two mid-state men, accused of illegally keeping wild hogs.
Investigators said Dr. Stacy Smith of Lynchburg and Timothy Chapman of Mount Pleasant illegally kept wild hogs.
Wildlife officials said the spread of wild hogs is a serious problem, and the animals do extensive damage to crops and native habitats. Their quick spread has been attributed to hunters releasing them for sport.
Both men were required to pay fines and Chapman also lost his hunting and trapping privileges for one year.