THEY are a menace and a pest to locals and farmers in the Pioneer Valley.
So for all those wild pigs out there, sleep with one eye open - the Pinnacle Big Boar Comp is on this weekend.
The competition, now in its second year, is a fundraiser for Pinnacle State School where locals and farmers hunt for wild pigs this Sunday.
The hunter with the biggest boar wins the competition.
Organiser Paul McFarlane said the day was a positive fundraiser for much-needed funds for the school and to help eradicate wild pigs from the environment. Mr McFarlane is a resident of Pinnacle and has been pigging for many years.
"The competition is in the same vein as say a fishing classic, where the biggest boar wins.
"Last year the biggest boar was 107kg.
"We will have a group of boys head out there this weekend to have a go for the title to remove them from the flood plains and areas surrounding properties.
"Wild pigs are a massive problem, not just here but Queensland-wide.
"They are such a pest and are a very cunning and difficult animal to trap."
Mr McFarlane said the day hoped to raise funds for the IT department at the school.
"We want the students to be up to date with the latest and greatest technologies.
"We raised $5000 last year and hope to raise a bit more this year."
All the action will take place at the Pinnacle Hotel on the Mackay-Eungella Rd and gates open at 10am with the boar weigh-in at noon.
Entry into the event is $5 per family and, along with the boar comp, there will be hunting stores, markets, iron man competition, tug-o-war and a jumping castle for the kids.
Mr McFarlane said many of the piggers registered for the competition would head out on Friday where they would try their luck for some of the great prizes on offer.