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12/11/2018 1:58:31 AM
11/9/2018 9:21:38 PM
Posted: 12/8/2018 8:45:48 AM EST
For the past several years ive known that MDC wanted people to shoot feral hogs if they came across them.....I have never seen one in MO. And then with the policy change last year i "heard" that MDC wanted people to not shoot them because it interfered with their trapping attempts. Fast forward to this last week. I got the MO Conservation Magazine and read the article regarding piggies. They made no mention or claim that shooting them interfered with trapping.....rather.....that being able to shoot them encourages MO residents to artificially spread the population for more hunting opportunities. So what is it........are we ruining their professional attempts to control the population, or are we not trusted to keep from spreading them for hunting?
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 9:52:15 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/8/2018 9:55:42 AM EST by PursuitSS]
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 12:07:00 PM EST
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Originally Posted By PursuitSS:
At one time two animals in Missouri were on a “shoot on sight” order.

Feral Hogs
Armadillos

Now it’s only Armadillos.
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That is what I originally believed......just wondered why their recent publication omitted that info and just blamed Dewayne from the sticks for capturing them and realeasing them elsware to shoot.
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 1:27:23 PM EST
Because the MDC is as screwed up as a soup sandwich.

Which is a shame, because they were once something worth being proud of.
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 4:56:27 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 6:59:41 PM EST
In my experience, hunting has no effect on what hogs do. Hogs do what they want to do, when they want to do it. About 11 years ago, a man I knew had a 800-acre farm next to the Big Piney River and he had a serious hog problem. My son and I hunted them hard for three years before they decided to move on.
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 8:22:50 PM EST
No money to be made if we hunt them. They are considered an exotic species so they can’t sell tags. They can stilll be hunted on private property.
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 10:48:01 PM EST
Interesting that MDC baits with corn. Pigs like corn. Deer like corn. How do they keep the CWD infected deer from eating the corn?
Don't hunt within a mile of one of their bait piles. Get accused of hunting over bait.
Link Posted: 12/9/2018 11:06:38 AM EST
Is it still ok to hunt feral hogs on national forest land?
Link Posted: Yesterday 11:37:03 AM EST
[Last Edit: Yesterday 11:41:48 AM EST by sanman28]
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Originally Posted By aswrg7:
Is it still ok to hunt feral hogs on national forest land?
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"Releasing hogs is illegal. The take of feral hogs is prohibited on conservation areas and other lands owned, leased, or managed by the Conservation Department. It is also illegal to transport hogs without the proper paperwork and illegal to hold them in a pen without a permit, proper fencing and paperwork."

"Hunting is an effective tool for managing populations of wildlife. However, feral hogs are not wildlife and the Department should not manage them, the goal is to eliminate them. MDC asks that the public report feral hogs instead of shooting them. When hunters shoot feral hogs, it complicates efforts to remove these pests. Hogs are social animals that travel in groups called sounders. Shooting one or two hogs scatters the sounder and makes trapping efforts aimed at catching the entire group at once more difficult, because hogs become trap-shy and more wary of baited sites. With their high reproductive rate, removing one or two hogs does not help to reduce populations. Feral hog hunting also creates incentive for illegal releases. Anyone who observes a feral hog or damage caused by feral hogs should report it to the Conservation Department rather than shooting the animal so we can work together towards elimination."

All that aside, and my hunting has been largely be limited to Lawrence and St. Clair County, I have never seen one in MO.
Link Posted: Yesterday 12:26:50 PM EST
Link Posted: Yesterday 2:24:47 PM EST
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Originally Posted By sanman28:

"Releasing hogs is illegal. The take of feral hogs is prohibited on conservation areas and other lands owned, leased, or managed by the Conservation Department. It is also illegal to transport hogs without the proper paperwork and illegal to hold them in a pen without a permit, proper fencing and paperwork."

"Hunting is an effective tool for managing populations of wildlife. However, feral hogs are not wildlife and the Department should not manage them, the goal is to eliminate them. MDC asks that the public report feral hogs instead of shooting them. When hunters shoot feral hogs, it complicates efforts to remove these pests. Hogs are social animals that travel in groups called sounders. Shooting one or two hogs scatters the sounder and makes trapping efforts aimed at catching the entire group at once more difficult, because hogs become trap-shy and more wary of baited sites. With their high reproductive rate, removing one or two hogs does not help to reduce populations. Feral hog hunting also creates incentive for illegal releases. Anyone who observes a feral hog or damage caused by feral hogs should report it to the Conservation Department rather than shooting the animal so we can work together towards elimination."

All that aside, and my hunting has been largely be limited to Lawrence and St. Clair County, I have never seen one in MO.
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Washington and Iron counties have hogs with some regularity.
Link Posted: Yesterday 5:28:51 PM EST
MDC don't want us to shoot the hogs since that makes them harder to trap so they say but they and the Mark Twain National Forest are going to shoot them from the air in a few places.

https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/mtnf/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD604794
Link Posted: Yesterday 6:56:32 PM EST
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Originally Posted By RU98A:
MDC don't want us to shoot the hogs since that makes them harder to trap so they say but they and the Mark Twain National Forest are going to shoot them from the air in a few places.

https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/mtnf/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD604794
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They should line up 20 guys with AR's and push the hogs to them with the helicopter. Then BBQ later that night
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Link Posted: Today 8:07:58 AM EST
Interesting video. But how many wide open areas like that will be in the wilderness areas that have been selected for eradication?
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