Between 3,000 and 5,000 wild hogs inhabit 69 of Michigan’s 83 counties. They ravage crops and forests and carry diseases.
The Michigan Wildlife Conservancy – with help from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services branch – has developed the Michigan Wild Hog Removal Program. It aims to set 100 traps – that cost $450 each — to round them up.
Want a piece of the action? The program will train volunteers to help experts find hogs and monitor traps. It encourages state groups and organizations to hold hog-trapping fundraisers and events.