If you’re a pig hunter, you’re probably also a deer hunter. You know that hunting is the best way to keep a deer population in check, and that aggressive tactics like sharpshooting can quickly reduce deer numbers when necessary. But pigs aren’t deer. A Booner buck is stupid compared with a boar; pigs react instantly to hunting pressure. That group of pigs, called a sounder, will continue destroying the farmer’s field, but now they’ll do it at night. Meanwhile, they’ll be breeding—and at an alarming rate compared with deer. A whitetail doe can have one fawn, at most, in her first year. A sow, on the other hand, will have two litters of four to six piglets by her first birthday—and the sows of the first litter will have litters of their own. Assume five of the surviving 10 pigs mentioned above are sows. Suddenly, in an average year, you could be looking at upwards of 100 new pigs.