A partnership involving the University of Missouri Extension and the Missouri Department of Conservation is addressing the problem feral hogs cause to farms and other property across the state, particularly south of I-44. Since its inception in 2017, the Missouri Feral Hog Elimination Partnership and its 15 participating groups say they have reduced the number of wild hogs in the state by 65-percent. M.U. Extension feral hog outreach educator Kevin Crider says they should begin tracking down the problem porcine fairly soon.
Crider says feral hogs not only damage pastures and the forest but can also spread disease to livestock.
Crider is one of four feral hog outreach educators in Missouri. Information about the Missouri Feral Hog Elimination Partnership can be found at extension.missouri.edu.