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Management of Feral Swine

  • Author(s): Bodenchuk, Michael J.;
  • VerCauteren, Kurt C.
  • et al.

Feral swine are an invasive species within the U.S. and cause millions of dollars in damage annually. The management of feral swine may contrast with traditional wildlife management objectives and provides an opportunity to review wildlife damage management in a new context. The authors examine feral swine damage management in the context of the North American Model for Wildlife Management and note where feral swine management departs from traditional management. While wildlife management agencies are actively engaged in feral swine management and control, the traditional approach will need to be modified to prevent populations from spreading. A model feral swine management program is presented for consideration.

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