Comanche County Sheriff investigating hog-dog fights

Friday, October 22nd 2004, 6:12 am
By: News On 6

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) -- Officials in Comanche County are investigating reports that people are organizing fights between dogs and wild hogs.

Sheriff Kenny Stradley says informants claim the events happen regularly in Comanche County.

But so far, Stradley and his deputies haven't found any evidence that such acts are occurring, despite a recent raid.

In that raid, no people, no hogs or dogs were found at the raid.

One of Stradley's sources says there is a site in Faxon, about 20 miles southeast of Lawton.

Wild boar hunting is a common sport throughout Oklahoma, especially in the Red River region.

State Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry spokesman Jack Carson says it’s common for people to train their dogs to hunt feral pigs, but he's never heard of such a competition.