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  1. The point about pit bulls and hog hunters is an understated point in this article. Hog hunters are rampant breeders of pit bulls, (although a vast majority of hunters resent this being called “hunting.”) The trend is to breed larger and more aggressive pits, frequently with presa canario lines. Any breeding that doesn’t result in dogs with an immediate bite and hold sufficient to capture hogs that weigh hundreds of pounds is considered worthless. Sellers make no distinction when selling as either hog dogs or pets.

    Mr. Newby is smart to follow the lead of ranchers and keep side arms and shotguns at hand. This problem will only get worse until Fish & Game/Conservation departments admit they’re part of the problem.

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