USDA Seeking Help in Feral Hog Elimination

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and other members of the Missouri Feral Hog Partnership are continuing their search for these hogs that are not good for farmers and wildlife alike.

Both agencies stress that the assistance they get from the public continues to play a big rol in achieving th goal of total elimination from the state.

However, falling numbers coupled with lush summer vegetation means it will be more difficult to locate feral hogs still running loose on the landscape. This reiterates the importance of cooperation from the public.

“In their search for food, I have seen feral hogs root holes up to 16 inches deep in pastures, hayfields, crop fields, pond dams, cemeteries, gardens and yards,” said Mark McLain, MDC’s Feral Hog Elimination Team Leader. 

The full story can be found on the MDC's website.

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