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Image of a feral hog

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.

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Melanie Carden-Jessen portrays an Ozarks pioneer hog caller

Ozarks Pioneer Tells the Tale of Hogs in Missouri

In the early 1930s, Shannon County native Lennis Broadfoot completed what he called character studies on everyday folks who scratched out a living in these hard Ozarks Hills. A hog caller, Mary Boxx, is now brought to life by Twin Pines Education Center manager Melanie Carden-Jessen to tell the story of hogs and the impact they have on wildlife both in Mary's time and today. Feral hogs are once again becoming a problem in the Ozarks and efforts are underway to limit their population. 

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