Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Guess the Critter Game

They're ornery. They're ugly. They're hungry.


And their numbers are growing in Wisconsin.


Feral pigs - a shaggy, sharp-tusked, mean-spirited version of domestic porkers - are becoming a problem in the state. They are now found in at least 29 counties here, and wildlife officials are hoping that hunters heading into the woods this fall to capture more common game will take aim at wild pigs.

The Department of Natural Resources has printed up wanted posters featuring a photo of a sauntering, scruffy looking wild pig so those venturing into the outdoors will know what to look for.

"Seeing as how they're not from Wisconsin, we'd like to keep them out," DNR wildlife biologist Eric Mark said Tuesday.

It could be worse. The critters COULD be politicians or lobbyists--or the even more dreaded TRIAL LAWYERS!!!


Fidei Defensor said...

All the more reason to get a World War II surplus rifle. Accurate, powerful cartridge, and when all else fails against a charging boar, you have the bayonet.

Dad29 said...

I like the way you think!

Most boar hunters I know go out there with a .44 Mag or 40mm, both heavy-duty cartridges, and not hard to double-tap.

Of course, if you're at 100 yards, a .243, .270, .30-06, or .308 should do it nicely.