The lesson that stuck with me more than any other is this. Although we could take up to 20 suckers, we didn’t always need them. There was no need to take what we couldn’t use at the fish fry that evening.
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.
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