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Pickup Load of Pigs

This was on the Mich. DNR website. It's coming your way!

The link has a lot of information about pig sightings and killings in Michigan.

www.michigan.gov/feralswine " href="http://www.biggamehunt.net/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10370_12145_55230-251114--,00.html">A Pickup Load of Pigs: The Feral Swine Pandemic Video
This film, made available by the Mississippi State University Extension Service, addresses the issue of wild pigs as a nuisance species of growing concern. The film discusses the biology, behavior and distribution of wild pigs, and the damage and threats they present to native wildlife, agriculture, forestry and public health in the United States.
For more information go to www.michigan.gov/feralswine

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Copy and Paste

I'm not sure why, but the link doesn't work for me.

But if you copy and paste the web address www.michigan.gov/feralswine to your browser it works.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

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Try this:  

Try this:   www.michigan.gov/feralswine

 

Jaybe---When you want to make a link, you just need to allow more spaces around it and that's all I did to make it work!  Just a tip from another Michigander!

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Man, it seems that every time

Man, it seems that every time you turn around these days, there is an article about some state, or community, dealing with wild pigs.

We'll never be able to eradicate them.  people just need to let some more of us hunters out there, and we'll take care of controlling them... Wink

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CA-VT is right

Ca_Vermonster wrote:

Man, it seems that every time you turn around these days, there is an article about some state, or community, dealing with wild pigs.

We'll never be able to eradicate them.  people just need to let some more of us hunters out there, and we'll take care of controlling them... Wink

 

I gotta agree with that.  I read a lot about what a problem pigs are.  But no one seems to be offering to let me come hunt them out of there for free!  Sign me up too!  Hello

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That's just it, despite the

That's just it, despite the problems they pose people have realized they are a cash crop in themselves. If you know someone with land you might get lucky otherwise you will have to pay pretty good for the fun of hunting them.

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There was just a TV show I

There was just a TV show I caught that was telling how the ferral pigs are taking over in alot of states and causing so much damage to property that someone there mentioned a bounty on them. Now, I dont agree with a bounty but maybe an open season for the problem states maybe. What's your opinion?

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Well, most states already

Well, most states already have an open season, and in many of the cases, the season actually never closes.

The problem is, and I think this is where the bounty on pigs comes into play, is that people in certain parts of the country don't really see how much of a game animal they really are.

Sure, here in California, and the southern states from Texas across to Florida, pig hunting is big business.

But, get out of those areas, and it's not a very common thing.  Maybe by offering a bounty, they think people will get out and get after them.  Of course, as long as the landowners allow access, then it could be a successful program.

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Yeah, I guess a bounty would

Yeah, I guess a bounty would not be the way to go afterall. Having a year long open season but with only so many per day might be good to help get the population down plus allow some familys to get extra food.

Having never hunted them I bet there's alot of suggestions to be made. I'd be interested in seeing some discussion on the over population of them. We dont have them up here or at least I dont believe we do

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