Your fact based post makes a lot of sense and is encouraging. I saw a report a while back that stated the park service for GSMNP has a cull quota (number) for the hogs which seemed small to me but I can't remember the actual number so I won't misstate it. Have you heard of anything like that?
If the park wanted to raise some funds for improvements, they could sponsor and hold the first bi-annual GSMNP Hog Roast and Barbecue weekend, charge a profit making fee for participation and solve a major problem at the same time. Just kidding!
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