Seems to be a controversy brewing between state and federal officials. The state sold 51,000 pig tags last year, at $20 a pop. That's over $1 million for their coffers.
Now, the feds want to actually spend taxpayers $$$ to go and eradicate them.
As I said, it won't happen. There is no way to get them all, the terrain is too rough, and you will never get the private owners to let them on their property. As it said in the article, 93% of the pigs killed in California were on private land.