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Feral Hogs Still An Issue

(Iron County) Nearly ten-thousand feral hogs were killed in Missouri last year.

The Department of Conservation says the invasive species can destroy farms overnight by tearing up land and crops.

The department teamed up with 13 federal and state agencies, along with several agriculture and conservation organizations, in eliminating the wild pigs.

The top counties where feral hogs were removed include Iron County with 1,940, Wayne County with 1,329 hogs, and Reynolds County with 1,268 hogs.

The wild hogs are found mostly in southern Missouri, in at least 17 counties.

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