Let me give you a riddle L&O. If the expert biologists from Michigan did not think that most of the problem was coming from the enclosures why do you think they are singling them out with their new rules?Can you tell us who the experts are from Michigan that believe this ? Why would you think that any pig is being released when they can be sold ? That makes no sense to me.
Last fall I talked with a Mi. Wildlife Biologists and she felt that most pigs being reported and killed were domestics and were escaping from people with the worst fences.....hobby farmers, 4H kids and Amish farmers.
She also stated that more pigs are being reported in the last 5 years or so since the DNR has greatly increased their efforts to collect this information from DNR employees, hunters, general public and farmers.
Do you know if the DNR tries to get pictures and/or DNA from all kills reported.
L & O
Yeah, yeah, I know, conspiracy to wreck an industry and "political reasons." And somehow, making money will come into it:lol:.
Some biologists are more educated on the subject than others. What's the name of the biologist you talked with?
I got some of my information from my pig eradication course, some from Kristie, some from other sources. Tim Wilson from USDA was one of the faculty at the pig course. You can call him at 517-336-1928 ex 26. Another was Brent Rudolph. I bet he knows more than whoever you talked to. Just guessing.