In 2016, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) banned feral hog hunting on its properties. This move was not well received by many hunters and landowners.
Missouri Pork Association director Don Nikodim told the Springfield News-Leader on Friday that the association backs the MDC’s emphasis on trapping feral hogs rather than opening MDC lands for hunting the destructive pests.
Nikodim referenced the feral hog problem in Texas and noted the hunting route “exacerbated the problem” in the Lone Star State. Hunting can spread out hog herds and make them harder to eradicate.