Northeast Montana Feral Swine Tour highlights need for vigilance


March 13, 2024

This sticker shows the phone number to report shootings or sightings of feral pigs in Montana. Squeal on Pigs! is a campaign to educate Montanans about the threat of feral pigs and provide a mechanism to respond to the threat. Any shooting or sighting of feral pigs should be reported to this number which puts in motion an investigation to assess the level of threat posed by the destructive invasive species.

The Northeast Montana Feral Swine Tour was in Blaine County last week. While there appear to be no feral pigs in Montana, MSU Extension Wildlife Specialist Dr. Jared Beaver, Officer Shawn Hondo with the Montana Department of Livestock and Doug Ekberg with USDA's APHIS Wildlife Services shared updates about the continuing need to be vigilant to keep feral pigs out of northern Montana. The meeting in Chinook was attended by about 40 folks who gathered to hear regional experts talk about the challenges of dealing with feral pigs and what programs are in place to keep Montana free of them.

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