Friday, April 16, 2010

Michigan feral Pig FAQ update

For those of you wondering what the regulations and restrictions are in regards to the taking of feral swine in Michigan, I have provided some information below which comes directly from Michigan DNR resources. There is also a link to a map provided at the bottom of this post to show you which counties allow shooting:

Feral Swine FAQ:

What is a Feral Swine?
A Feral Swine is a free-ranging pig.

Is it legal to harvest a Feral Swine?
Yes, if you are legally hunting game during an open season (of any type) and see a
swine you may pursue that animal if you wish, following all the regulations of the open
season which you are hunting. (Please note: There is an open season of some species
365 days of the year.) For open seasons and regulations, please view the most current
Michigan Hunting and Trapping Guide.

What type of hunting license do I need to pursue Feral Swine?
A valid hunting license of any type is all that is needed.

When can I legally harvest a feral swine?
Any time during regular hunting hours and when actively night hunting Raccoon,
Opossum, Fox and Coyote. (Please be sure to follow all day and night hunting
regulations for the season in which you are hunting game. Refer to the current Michigan
Hunting and Trapping Guide
for details.)

What counties in Michigan are NOT open to the taking of feral swine?
See the link to map provided below.

Why aren’t all of Michigan’s counties open to the taking of feral swine?
Feral swine are not defined as wildlife. Swine are agricultural products. Determining
whether a swine is a feral animal or a temporarily escaped farm animal is virtually
impossible unless the animal is marked in some visible manner. It is up to the individual
county prosecutor to authorize the taking of feral swine. Prosecution for the taking of
feral swine is still a possibility in counties where such permission has not been granted.

Can I shoot feral swine on private property?
Yes, as long as you have permission from the landowner and have a valid hunting
license of any type.

Can I shoot feral swine on Public land?
Yes, on public lands open to public hunting.

What can I use to shoot feral swine?
You can only carry with you the firearm or bow and arrows allowed for that open season
in which you are hunting. There are restrictions on the use of high powered rifles during
the firearm deer season, November 15th-30th. For a detailed listing of all the
regulations, please view the current Michigan Hunting and Trapping Guide.

Can I use dogs to pursue swine? If so, when and where?
Yes, except April 15 – July 8 (which is closed to use of dogs).

Can I use bait to lure swine?

Can I shoot swine from a tree stand?
Yes, if you are bow hunting. Also, anyone who is hunting bear, deer, fox or coyote with a
firearm may shoot swine from a tree stand.

Can I use an artificial light at night to assist in shooting swine?
Yes, within the night time predator (Raccoon, Opossum, Fox and Coyote) hunting
regulations, while engaged in these activities. For a detailed listing of these regulations,
please view the current Michigan Hunting and Trapping Guide.

When I shoot or see a feral swine, who do I contact?
Department of Natural Resources: 517-336-5030 or email;
Department of Agriculture: 1-800-292-3939 and press "4" for the Animal Industry
Division or USDA Wildlife Services: 517-336-1928.

Am I required to submit a harvested swine for disease testing?
No, testing of harvested swine is voluntary. Contact Kristine Brown (DNR) 517-336-
5030 or Dave Marks (USDA) 517-336-1928 if you wish to turn in a swine blood sample
or swine head for disease testing. Feral swine will be tested for tuberculosis, classic
swine fever, brucellosis, pseudorabies, and trichinosis.

Last Updated: Feb 12, 2010 :

Michigan Counties that Allow the Shooting
of Feral Swine

Friday, April 9, 2010

This just in from Tim Beckley

This is an important update from Timothy Green Beckley
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Featuring The Military Personnel Who Were There In Rendlesham Forest When “Something” From “Somewhere” Landed And Attempted TO Establish Contact

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On Sunday April 11, the “Behind the Paranormal” radio show will have a special three hour broadcast to mark the 30th anniversary of the Rendlesham/ Bentwaters incident. This will be a landmark show that involves a case that may be the most credible UFO event of recent times.

The panelists will be Rendlesham Forest UFO incident eyewitnesses Col. Charles Halt (Ret.) and John Burroughs, and witness/whistleblower Larry Warren. Bill Birnes of The History Channel’s “UFO Hunters and publisher of UFO Magazine will also appear. Rounding out the panel is investigative writer Peter Robbins, co-author, along with Warren, of the British best seller, Left At East Gate: A First-Hand Account of the Rendlesham Forest UFO Incident, Its Cover-up and Investigation.

Nick Pope, well known UFO author and formerly of Her Majesty’s Ministry of Defence will unfortunately be in flight at the time of the broadcast, so we plan to do a 10-15 minute pre-record with him filling the audience in on the actual background of the Bentwaters affair.

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

A new page and new adventures.

I find myself yearning for the 70 degree temperatures we had just days ago as I sit here at my computer writing this blog and contemplating the adventures in store for me this summer. I am busy making some new equipment purchases, wrapping up details for Nick Redfern and I's radio show "Exploring All Realms" and I have even started a new website that is far more user friendly than my old site : CRYPTORAVEN
My old teammates from Moonshadow Investigations have their new team up and running ,so please be sure to check them out at

I will remain a consultant for them on some investigations regarding creature sightings, but the time was right for me to move on, take some of the irons out of the fire, and pass the torch on to Jimmy Trick, my dear friend, a great team leader, and one hell of an investigator. I know they are going great places and I am happy that I am here to witness their beginning.

As far as crypto news, I am working on two signficant interviews that you will not want to miss, so be sure to stay tuned for more!

Have a howling good day, Haven fans!

Your Mistress of the Mysterious,
Raven M.

Monday, April 5, 2010

So long Moonshadow Investigations. I'll miss you.

It comes with great sadness that I tell youof my decision to move on from and close down
Moonshadow Investigations, the paranormal investigations organization that I founded and co-managed with my dear friend Jimmy Trick.
Jimmy is a great team leader and a very knowledgeable investigator as well as tech manager.
He will be moving on to form his own team that will hopefully include some of the members from M.I.
I have made this decision because I currently have too many irons in the fire and I need to simplify things, slow down a bit, and concentrate my focus strictly on my cryptozoological studies and investigations and continue on with my writing for the CFZ and doing work as an Intuitive advisor/ dream analyst.
As some of you know already, Nick Redfern and I will be starting a radio show very soon entitled "Exploring All Realms", and my time needs to be devoted to that as well.
Nick and I have some cool adventures planned, so please stay tuned to see what we'll be up to next ; )

I hope everyone is out enjoying the weather and exploring the forest!
Blessings to all on this beautiful day.
Your Mistress of the mysterious,
Raven Moonshadow Meindel


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