It seems the Net has been awash with tripe about an alleged state raid on a Michigan pig hunting ranch. April 1 was the date that feral swine were formally classified as an invasive species in Michigan. It’s too bad anti-government interests are attempting to portray the subsequent compliance visits by the Michigan DNR as something heinous. They are likely to get their snouts rubbed in the dirt.
The decision to classify feral pigs as “invasive” has a long and storied public process behind it. The Michigan legislature got involved and had a chance to create a regulatory program for the pigs, but failed to act. Now some pig hunting enthusiasts are angry. The DNR is doing what they said they would after a year of listening to top wildlife experts from around the country. Here’s Michigan DNR’s latest rebuttal to the claims of raid and abuse. Read more: False Rumors