Slim pickings mid-winter
February 12, 2020
Last week’s column on the impending invasion of feral swine from Canada attracted an unusual amount of attention.
Apparently the squeal of the pig resonates with more hunters than I would have guessed. Pig hunters from across the nation and even the globe weighed in with expert advice on how to thwart the invaders. Almost all of them advocated a shoot-on-sight approach – exactly the opposite of what professional game managers in Montana recommend.
In this age of denying sound science, that should come as no surprise. Anecdotal evidence rules.
So too, does killing the messenger.