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Outdoor Insights: Much ado about wild pigs with an updated report released in Minnesota

Rob Drieslein writes that in an era of ubiquitous carp, European buckthorn, and emerald ash borers, wild pigs rank fairly low on his list of problematic invasives in Minnesota. That said, they’re absolutely destructive, and we don’t want them. (Stock photo courtesy of the USFWS)

In my 32 years as an outdoors scribe, I’ve seen a few buzzy topics repeatedly pop up. One is cougars and their imminent re-colonization of the eastern United States.
Thanks in part to trail cameras, that one has gained legitimate ground, at least in Minnesota, and after decades of me rolling my eyes at cougar reports, I wouldn’t be surprised if images of a female puma with kits appeared somewhere in Minnesota one of these days.
The other is feral pigs.

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