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WSB: Tracking feral swine sounders

Researchers are determined to learn as much as they can about feral pigs’ group dynamics by developing special tools to track dozens of individuals at a time. Feral swine (Sus scrofa) are a massive problem

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JWM: Landfills bolster wild pig numbers

Landfills may bolster wild pig numbers by providing a supplemental food source, increasing their size and boosting reproduction. The giant trash heaps might also serve as vectors for the transmission of diseases and cause an

Dana Kobilinsky

Wild pig conference goes virtual

The National Wild Pig Task Force’s 2020 conference is going virtual for the month of June, and registration is free. The task force had its in-person conference scheduled for early April in Jacksonville, Florida, but

Dana Kobilinsky

JWM: Wild pigs affect native plant life

In Michigan, small localized populations of wild pigs are disturbing native forest vegetation — altering rare plant communities and soil chemistry — at least in the short term, researchers found. “Wild pigs are relatively new