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Ozarks Pioneer Hog Caller Calls Attention to Feral Hogs

Melanie Carden-Jessen portrays an Ozarks pioneer hog caller
Feral hogs were once common in the Ozarks and were a factor in the low deer and turkey populations in the 1930s. Lennis Broadfoot’s character study of a Ripley County hog caller brings home that feral hogs are still a problem in Missouri. More

Ozarks Pioneer Tells the Tale of Hogs in Missouri

Melanie Carden-Jessen portrays an Ozarks pioneer hog caller
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.  More