Missouri to step up feral hog program

Feral Hogs

In 2019 the Missouri Feral Hog Elimination Partnership killed 10,495 hogs.

Even after killing more than any year before, the state plans to increase its efforts in 2020, the Northwest Arkansas Gazette reports. The U.S. Forest Service and Missouri Department of Conservation are involved in the on-ground trapping efforts.


The program dates back to 2016 in which agency partnerships increased greatly for feral swine removal efforts.

Efforts conducted on private land are conducted only if the landowner requests it and as a partnership with the landowner.

Even at the current rate of elimination, there are concerns the feral hogs are not being trapped and killed fast enough.