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Tue Aug 13, 2019, 01:53 PM

Feral Hogs In The Mark Twain Forest Are Trouble, But Hunting Them May Not Be An Option

Feral hogs are causing major damage to the Mark Twain National Forest.

The animals dig up grasslands and crops, they eat eggs and baby wildlife, and scratching an itch on their backs can literally strip the bark off a tree.

Hunters want a chance to help out with this menace that can weigh over 200 pounds and produce 40 to 50 offspring a year. But the National Forest Service is considering outlawing feral hog hunts on public land in the Mark Twain.

Sherri Schwenke, forest supervisor at Mark Twain, said trapping is the most effective way to get rid of feral hogs.

Feral hogs are causing major damage to the Mark Twain National Forest.

https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/feral-hogs-mark-twain-forest-are-trouble-hunting-them-may-not-be-option

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 02:15 PM

1. So, why not trap AND hunt?

Win-win, it seems to me. I wonder what they plan to do with the trapped hogs. Put them in petting zoos?
Oh, well, if the hunting rules in the Mark Twain National Forest are enforced as strictly as they are in the Chattahoochee National Forest here in north Georgia, people will shoot what they want when they want anyway, and nothing will be done about it. Well, not much anyway. Wild hogs are scary dangerous, but you can make good sausage out of them.

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Response to Glorfindel (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 03:36 PM

2. I know

Looks like they could have hunting at different times than trapping? It would be nice if they do something good with the meat from the trapped hogs, like give it to homeless shelters or something.

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Response to get the red out (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 05:50 PM

3. The meat is good when low and slow cooked.

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