Wild Swine Pose Threat
The Montana Department of Livestock is still concerned about feral swine entering the state. The department recently issued an alert that as the feral swine population continues to grow it is bringing a high risk to Montana.
The state isn’t seeing much activity right now but there has been an increase in sightings in surrounding areas and the Department is asking everyone to be aware.
Nationwide it is estimated that there is over six million feral swine, and Montana is seeing an uptick along the high-line, as Canadian officials are reporting expanded ranges of these swine just north of the border.
Feral swine carry diseases that can negatively impact livestock, people, and wildlife, which is why the MDOL is telling people to watch out for specific signs.
According to state law, feral swine includes any hog, boar, or pig that appears to be untamed or in a wild state.