Pig populations in Michigan

Discussion in 'Feral Pig Control and Hunting' started by De4dC3ll, Feb 12, 2020.

  1. De4dC3ll

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    Been trying to branch outside of just deer hunting and have gotten into small game this year. But was wondering about pig populations in Michigan. I've read elsewhere that we do have some small populations around the Gratiot area and such. Was wondering from anyone with experience hunting them in state if it's worth pursuing at all. The noted spots aren't far from where I live but I'm mostly wondering if I'll be wasting my time.
     
  2. junkman

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    Not really a huntable population.More incidental than anything.
     
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    small population around arenac and gladwin counties the feds and state took care of them pretty good. so good wonder if they used helicopters and thermal scopes at night to eliminate them. certain guys had alot of fun hunting them bragged about it now they probally wished they kept quiet.
     
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    I know more people who say they’ve seen Bigfoot then I know who say they’ve seen wild pigs.
     
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    DNR said we were overrun with them..in danger of a catastrophe....ask them....
     
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    Ive had bigfoot on my backyard cam but never a pig.
     
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    I'm going to Georgia in a few short hours to hunt them... but Michigan? The only place I could find to hunt them was a ranch.
     
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    Trust me, you dont want pigs here. Texas is over run. Tear up the fields and they dont even taste great. Big ol boar is the stinkiest thing you have ever smelled. Fun in another state but I wouldnt want them here.
     
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    Have friends and family down in the Marion Springs area. A few years back they shot up the pigs pretty good and have not heard much about them since.
    I don't think you would have much luck finding one .
     
  10. Luv2hunteup

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    Boar hogs make great bear bait.
     
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    Any pig seen running wild in Michigan should be shot on sight. We don't want them here.
     
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    Oh I don't know. They taste pretty terrible.

    Look cool though...
     
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    And it's legal too!
     
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    Absolutely correct, kill on site.
     
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    I have had some good wild pig, lean, tender and tasty. It seems the older the boar is, the harder it is to get it tender and tasty. But that might have to do with breed as well. If I understand correctly our wild pigs are 3 or species interbred.

    They are very destructive and difficult to control.
     
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