Aerial hunt of wild swine along Colorado River cost $25,000


April 13, 2017

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Newly released documents show the cost to eradicate feral swine in a federal wildlife refuge along the Colorado River totaled nearly $25,000.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture closed the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge in February while agents shot the animals from a helicopter during a four-day operation.

Today's News Herald reported ( Tuesday that the expenses of the USDA project included transportation, maintenance and use of the helicopter as well as the crew's salary, ammunition and lodging for USDA agents.

The USDA worked with th...

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