Kill a feral hog… with a knife
The environmental problem: Feral pigs, often a genetic mélange of farm hogs gone wild and European wild boar imported for hunting, are prolific (a sow can produce more than 16 piglets a year!), smart, and highly destructive -- ripping up crops, golf courses, and suburban yards from Texas to Florida. Not to mention, they spread disease by wallowing/pooping in creeks you might skinny dip in. They also have knife-like teeth jutting out the side of their face and can run 30mph. With no wolves left to control them (where are the wolves?!?! -- oh that's right, we exterminated most of them. stupid. stupid.) the world needs you to step in.
What you can do: Hunting services such as Ron’s Guide Service outside Okeechobee, FL, offer some pretty insane ways to go after hogs. You can spot and stalk them, shoot from a blind or tree stand, or run them with dogs. Once the scent hounds have the animal cornered, guides send in "catch dogs" (usually a pit bull mix) to clamp onto the pig's nose. Then they send you in with a spear or a knife.
For a more thoughtful, cuisine-focused experience, check out Jesse Griffiths’ hunting classes in Austin. Griffiths, a chef, butcher, and author of Afield: A Chef’s Guide To Preparing Wild Game and Fish teaches hunting skills in the field, and guides you through the butchering/cooking of your quarry.
A word of caution: Some hunting operations, particularly those farther north, are partly to blame for the spread of hogs, as they’ve shipped pigs in specifically to hunt; make sure you’re going after feral hogs, not imported European wild boar stocked into a fenced-in property.