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Wild Hog Task Force

Also known as:
Restricted Species Task Force
Active dates:1993-1994

The task force is created to evaluate the feasibility of allowing restricted species in Minnesota, specifically the Eurasian wild hog. 

The task force shall submit a written report containing its recommendations and findings to the legislature by January 1, 1994.


Two hearings were held where public testimony was heard. Most of the public testimony favored banning the introduction of restricted species in Minnesota. The Task Force also took testimony at two farm sites to observe the conditions under which "Eurasian swine" are raised for hunting and for slaughter. Additionally, a national survey was conducted, by letter, with state agencies in 48 states.


The task force is to consist of nine members: 1 member of the house, 1 member of the senate, the commissioner of natural resources or designee, a representative of the Board of Animal Health, 2 representatives of producers of restricted species, 1 representative of the Minnesota Pork Producers Association, and 1 representative of the conservation community appointed by the commissioner of natural resources).

Members: K. J. McDonald, Chairman, Minnesota Dept. of Agriculture; Senator Steve Dille; Representative Virgil Johnson; Wayne Edgerton, Department of Natural Resources; Dr. Tom Hagerty, Board of Animal Health; Duane Bakke; Dr. Walter Mackey; Darrel Nicholson; Randy Tomberlin

Note: The Legislative Reference Library may have additional reports on or by this group available through our catalog.
Record last updated: 01/07/2022

Additional print information on this group may be available in the Library's collection of agency notebooks. Please contact a librarian for assistance. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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