Missouri Feral Hog Elimination Partnership

Left: A field destroyed by feral hog rooting. Right: A feral hog rooting in a muddy woods

Restoring the land

Working with private landowners to eliminate feral hogs on their property.

The MU Feral Hog Extension Project, a collaborative educational program conducted in partnership with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and USDA APHIS-Wildlife Services, promotes the adoption of feral hog eradication efforts on private lands in the state for economic and conservation benefits.

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Feral hogs are one of the most destructive and dangerous invasive species in the United States, causing damage to agricultural crops and woodlands, native habitats and local ecosystems, and they act as vectors of disease that threaten commercial livestock operations. Feral hogs reproduce rapidly and have been expanding their range in Missouri.

A Feral Hog Group, made up of MU Extension Field Specialists and the MDC Feral Hog Strike Team, facilitates and conducts educational and outreach activities, workshops, demonstrations and disseminates research-based information on the benefits of feral hog eradication to landowners and a variety of stakeholders in regions of the state with large feral hog populations. The collaborative effort combines the expertise of MU Extension, MDC, and other partners in conducting educational programs focused on feral hog eradication on private lands in Missouri.

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