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Wild boars create problems

March 14, 2012
Daily Press


I'm responding to an item I came across in your March 7 edition; the article about the gentleman trying to save his boar ranch. I have no love for the DNR, and their tactics, and I believe their over reach is only exceeded by the EPA. These agencies both are making the American worker an endangered species.

That not withstanding I can report that I have seen one large wild boar crossing Highway 41 while traveling to Marquette about two years ago. I spent 11 years in Germany with the U.S. Army and wild boar is something we would see quite often in our training areas.

This animal was mature, very large, and moving with great purpose to get across that highway.

If these boar are escaping and reproducing we face a serious problem for what agriculture we have in this area. One need only look to Texas where they were released its said on purpose for hunting.

I don't know where Watson is located or even if the boar came for this man's ranch, but I was about 30 miles north of Rapid River when the sighting was made.

Kevin W. Pfister




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