Pig hunting derby this weekend

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A pig hunting derby will be held on Saturday and Sunday.

This weekend, hunters from all over the island will be able to feed families in need by participating in a pig hunting derby on Saturday and Sunday.

The derby — which is being held by the Department of Agriculture and the offices of Senators Clynt Ridgell and Pedo Terlaje and Speaker Tina Muna Barnes — aims to take care of the island’s vulnerable while also reducing the local feral pig population.

A press release from Guam Agriculture states that derby organizers will work with mayors to distribute the meat to their residents. The pigs will be distributed whole and unprocessed and safe handling guidelines will be provided to families.

All derby participants are required to bring a valid picture ID, wear a mask, and practice social distancing at registration and the check stations.

On the days of the hunts, pig checkout stations in Yigo and Talofofo will be open from 4:30 am to 8 pm.

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