New York is currently considering banning captive wild boar hunts. They are afraid of the devastating damage by wild hogs to crops and wildlife habitat. They already have wild hogs breeding in central New York, with numbers in the hundreds. New York does not want the problem to get as large as Texas, with numbers in the millions, and quickly multiplying. The damage done by wild hogs becomes very apparent when their numbers are in the thousands and they stake out more territory. From AJC.com .