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Hill Country feral hog hunters heroes of local landowners
Feral hogs have been tearing up Andy Smith’s ranch, costing the Llano County landowner thousands of dollars in feed for his cattle each year. At a nearby pecan grove, the hogs are eating up the profits and destroying the trees.Read more...
New Blog - Maintaining the Beauty of the Land: Mitigating the Scars Left Behind by Wild Pigs
Maintaining the natural beauty of Long Acres Ranch is an ever-evolving task, and as many land and natural resource managers would say, an immersive experience. Some days end with a handshake with mother nature, but others leave a day’s worth of work …Read more...
Wild Pig Wars: Controversy Over Hunting, Trapping in Missouri
Under gray skies on a fall morning, Rick Clubb wears an expression of disbelief as he walks across 10 acres of strafe-bombed pasture and stares down at ground turned upside down overnight. Wild pigs have unleashed hell. Again. The field is flipped an…Read more...
Trap, don't hunt: MDC discourages hunting of destructive feral hogs invading area counties
Feral hogs have long been known in Missouri as an invasive species capable of mass destruction of agriculture. Their aggressive rooting can lay waste to a field in a single night, costing farmers dearly.Read more...
Missouri’s feral hog problem
POTOSI, Mo. – Feral hogs are causing massive problems for farmers and others in multiple states including Missouri. An organized effort is underway in the Show Me State to try and wipe them out.Read more...
Interference with Feral Hog Trapping Sites Costs Trappers Time, Taxpayers Money
IRON COUNTY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and USDA Wildlife Services report government feral hog trappers experience difficulties with vandalism and trespassing at trapping sites. The public can help by educating others on fera…Read more...
Wild pig control read around the world
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That's right. NRI's wild pig experts are needed around the world—and more specifically, in Brazil.Read more...
From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine - CLOSING IN ON FERAL HOGS
On a warm June day, a crew of MDC biologists traveled to document a population of Mead’s milkweed, an endangered plant.
Like other milkweeds, Mead’s serves as critical habitat for the monarch butterfly and other pollinators vitally important to agri…Read more...
Nueces Co. loaning out feral hog traps to landowners
Feral hogs cause a lot of damage to farm land, but they also pose a threat to area water sources. Now, there is an effort underway to control the feral hog population in Nueces County. Nueces County and the Agricultural Extension Office have started …Read more...
7,000 Feral Hogs Eliminated So Far This Year in Missouri
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI (KFVS) - An ongoing effort to trap and kill feral hogs in Missouri is making strides toward totaling eliminating the wild animal from the state.Read more...
New Wild Pig Videos
We have three brand new wild pig videos on a variety of topics - check them out!Read more...
HOLD YOUR FIRE - State Feral Hog Specialist Recommends Trapping for Hog Removal
Over six years, Ryan Hubert, one of four U.S. Department of Agriculture feral swine biologists for Kansas, has removed over 1,000 wild hogs from his area stretching from Coffeyville to Elk City along the Oklahoma state line. During the Kansas State U…Read more...
New Traps to Combat Hog Population in Texas
Millions of wild pigs are in Texas, occupying nearly every single county in the state. Feral hog control involves aerial gunning, animal activated and now human activated trapping systems.Read more...
Winter Conditions Improve Wild Hog Trapping Results
Dr. Bronson Strickland with the MSU Extension Service explores why winter is the best time of the year to try to trap wild pigs.Read more...