Understanding habitat, breeding ecology, and diseases of feral swine in Michigan to inform effective management

feral swine
data collection in progress

Problem/Need:

The goal of this project is to quantify feral swine space and resource use, disease status and potential for disease transmission, and develop and evaluate effective lethal removal techniques and strategies.

Personnel:

  1. Dr. Dwayne Etter - DNR Principle Investigator
  2. Dr. Gary Roloff - Michigan State University Principle Investigator

Findings/Recommendations:

  1. Pending completion of the research project.

Partners:

  1. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Pittman Roberston Wildlife Restoration Act Grant
  2. Michigan State University - Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
  3. U.S. Department of Agriculture - APHIS Wildlife Damage
  4. Safari Club International - Michigan Involvement Committee
  5. Michigan Pork Producers Association