Alright, I'm jumping in. Matagi, you seem well versed in the area of feral hogs but from my perspective they will do anything BUT help out new growth and benefit our native wildlife. I lived in central and northern California for several years and in that time I hunted wild hogs and spent A LOT of time on friends ranches that had wild pigs on them...and the pigs did absolutely nothing for the local flora or fauna.Matagi said:Aflip side to that though is they do a great job on helping the soil take in and retain water from the rain. Most of the rain water that we get doesn't alway get absorbed into the soil so some of the major rooting I have seen shows great potential for new growth which can benefit other wildlife. IMHO I think the hogs will help with oak production but I have seen what they can do to turkey meats and fawns so some of our native animals have been impacted by the hogs.