Feral hogs (Sus scrofa) are the most prolific large mammal in the United States. Sows produce approximately 1.5 litters per year with 5-6 offspring per litter. They cause significant damage to crops and are known to carry pseudorabies and brucellosis.
Feral hogs pose a threat to the commercical swine industry as well as to human health. Wild appearing hogs being tranported in to Tennessee are subject to certain requirements.