Bill to Control California’s Wild Pigs Awaiting Newsom’s Signature

California Governor Gavin Newsom (then Lieutenant Governor) riding in the Golden State Warriors Parade in Oakland, California 6/12/18

A new California law to control wild pigs is one step away from reality. The bill, authored by State Senator Bill Dodd, is sitting on Governor Gavin Newsom’s desk to sign. Supporters say reclassifying the animals from “protected game” to “exotic species” will make it easier for hunters, given the state has the fourth largest population of wild pigs in the country. The Department of Fish and Wildlife is set to hold a public forum later this morning on the topic.