It might be surprising to learn how common wild, feral pigs are becoming across Michigan. A recent round of sightings in Midland County has the community planning on how to deal with them.

According to the Midland Daily News,

Thirty years ago, Michigan reported zero sightings of feral swine. Five years ago, 72 of 83 Michigan counties reported sightings of more than 340 feral swine.

A sow can have two litters a year of four to six piglets. Based on their prolific breeding practices, it is estimated that feral swine in Michigan currently number between 1,000 and 3,000, according to the MDNR website.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources released a Public Service Announcement encouraging hunters to take an unlimited amount of wild hogs.

[Midland Daily News]