Feral Hog Legislation Passes Out of House with Two Weeks to Go in Session

(Jefferson City) Legislation increasing the penalties for those who knowingly release feral hogs into the wild is heading to the Missouri Senate after receiving final House approval Thursday.

The final vote was 108-to-38.

Bill sponsor State Representative Don Rone of Portageville says feral hogs are causing enormous damage across southern and southeast Missouri.

The Missouri Parks Association says feral hogs have caused damage at several state parks, including Roaring River and Elephant Rocks in Iron County.