Content tagged with "feral hog"

Deer Tracks

Deer tracks showing both hoof and dewclaws
Compared to rounded hog tracks, deer tracks are more elongated from tip to heel. If deer dewclaws show in the track, they typically do not register wider than the hoof. More

Do Pigs Have Wings?

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"The time has come," the Walrus said, "To talk of many things: Of shoes--and ships--and sealing wax Of cabbages--and kings--And why the sea is boiling hot--And whether pigs have wings" - Lewis Carroll More

Feral Hog

Feral Hog
This feral hog was captured in west central Missouri. As they root for food, they develop long and strong snouts that enable them to tear deep into soil. More

Feral Hog

Image of a feral hog
Sus scrofa
Feral hogs could cost Missouri millions of dollars in agricultural, environmental and property damage. As they root and wallow, they plow the soil to depths of 2–8 inches—sometimes for many acres! And this is just the beginning of the trouble they can cause to humans, livestock and the environment. More

Feral Hog Control

Image of a feral hog
Because they are non-native, destructive and dangerous, feral hogs should be eliminated from Missouri. This section discusses efforts to control feral hogs in our state. More

Feral Hog Damage

Feral Hog Damage
Feral hogs damaged this pasture. They use their snouts to root up soil looking for insects and roots to eat. More

Feral Hog Invasive Species Fact Sheet

Use this print-and-carry fact sheet to identify and control feral hogs in Missouri. More

Feral Hog Restrictions

Because invasive feral hogs destroy habitat and spread disease, the Department encourages you to shoot them on sight. However, special restrictions apply during firearms deer and turkey seasons. More

Feral Hog Scat: Figure B

dark-colored feral hog droppings among twigs
Unlike the previous example, which shows light-colored, dry-looking droppings, these are darker, reflecting hogs' diverse diet. More