Michigan is on the verge of having a feral hog problem.

According to OutdoorHub.com, last Thursday, deputies from the Allegan County Sheriff's Office were called out to take care of a 600 pound feral hog (with six inch tusks), that was tearing up property in Casco Township.

Thirty years ago there were no feral hogs in Michigan. In 2011, there were 340 sightings. DNR biologists now say there may be as many as 5,000 - in 72 of Michigan's 83 counties. The good news is, we don't have as many in Michigan as they do in other states. Last year, in Louisiana, hunters killed 300,000 of them.

That is NOT a typo.

So, what do we do? Whack 'em. If you have any sort of valid hunting license and you see one of these things on public hunting land, (or with the permission of the owner on private land) - shoot it. These things are nasty and they carry a lot of diseases. And they compete with and kill deer.

Here's the story about the one they shot last week in Allegan County - with a photo.

 

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