An Upper Peninsula judge has postponed a ruling on whether Michigan’s ban on exotic swine is constitutional.
Michigan’s effort to wipe out exotic hogs is causing a backlash among farmers and hunting ranch operators that raise them.
Hunters have taken more feral swine in Michigan this year than in 2010.
A March deadline for removing exotic swine from ranches in Michigan will stand after a ban on the animals became official, the state said.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has drafted a new order that lists sporting swine as an invasive species – effective October 8.
Authorities in Michigan were forced to shoot and kill a 300-pound wild pig outside a home about 90 miles northwest of Detroit.
Michigan lawmakers are debating how to deal with the wild swine that are causing problems by threatening farms in the state.