First of all, this issue started because an Animal Rights Activist filed suit in PA Court to attempt to reclassify hogs as game animals in an attempt to shut down http://www.hunt-tioga.com/
She filed suit and was found to have standing because she is a taxpayer and tree harvest from PGC (PA Game Commision)owned property generates revenue. Some lawyer screwed up big time because PGC property is bought with hunter generated revenues, not general taxpayer dollars and although the property is public access, it is maintained by hunter dollars. She won the law suit. PGC was court ordered to come up with regs on hogs and they did: Nussiace species, see one kill it like woodchucks.
[url=http://www.pgc.state.pa.us/pgc/cwp/browse.asp?a=458&bc=0&c=70172]PA GAME COMMISION
[font="verdana,arial,geneva"][size="2"]Feral swine are not native to Pennsylvania and present many problems to wildlife and people. They can cause tremendous damage to habitat and property, and pose an ever-present threat to wildlife and the biosecurity of the state's multi-million-dollar pork industry. Pennsylvania would be a better place without these swine, and the Game Commission is committed to their eradication.
EXECUTIVE ORDER AFTER RULING