(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- On Tuesday, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency announced a new plan to help landowners deal with wild hogs.
The new system uses live streaming video to monitor hog-traps 24 hours a day, decreasing the number of man hours needed to trap hogs. Verizon Wireless provided the TWRA with the means to keep constant tabs on the hog-traps, using the provider’s data network.
Wild hogs, which the Tennessee Wildlife Federation describes as the state’s “single most destructive animal,” cause $1.5 billion in damage each year across the United States.
“Before Verizon deployed 4G LTE in 2010, no data service had the speed to transmit live HD video from remote areas,” said Verizon Wireless Carolinas and Tennessee region president in a statement. “Verizon is proud that our network is able to assist the Tennessee Wildlife Agency in better controlling menacing hogs while saving taxpayers money."
The cameras will be powered mainly by solar batteries, further reducing the cost of combating hogs.
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