The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service is trying to cut down on Missouri’s feral hog problem, and the latest proposal could affect Mark Twain National Forest. Cody Norris is with the forest service and explains.

Feral hogs cause nearly $2.4 million in damages to farmers and landowners, including federal lands like Mark Twain National Forest.

Norris says the proposal is about coalescing efforts against a species that covers a lot of ground.

Mark Twain National Forest will hold a public open house to give comments from 6 to 8 on Thursday evening, June 18th, at the Signature Event Center in Rolla and on Thursday, June 20th, at the Black River Electric Cooperative in Fredericktown. Comments may be also left at