by Noah Maravilla for KUAM News

The Department of Agriculture is thrilled to announce that the Field to Fork - Babui hunt will be taking place this Saturday, June 25.

It focuses on hunting the feral pig population, which causes destruction to Guam's land, through responsible and ethical practice. The pigs will feed families and will be distributed whole and unprocessed alongside guidelines for safe handling.

The hunt requires participants to use either a bow or firearm which is limited to only shotguns. DOAG is reinstating the Heaviest Pig category and a prize will be awarded for the highest quantity of pigs turned in by a youth, first-time hunter between the ages of 13 and 17.

This event strives to foster community engagement in increasing Guam’s food security and this is a fun and exciting way to accomplish that goal while also reducing the nuisance pig population.

Registration forms are available through DOAG’s website and social media, and are available for pick up at the DOAG Division of Aquatic and Wildlife Resources (DAWR) office. Hunters may also visit https://doag.guam.gov/resource/ to download the registration packet, fill out the forms and bring them to the Mandatory Safety Briefing. Everyone must bring a valid picture ID. A current Firearms ID is also required if you are hunting with a firearm. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. 

For more information contact Michael Duenas at (671) 735-0286 or [email protected]