MISSOURI WILD HOG CRISIS
The REAL TRUTH and FACTS you won't see on the Main Stream Missouri Media
With the current regulations and policies – In Missouri it’s know longer IF you will see Wild Hogs or see Wild Hog Damage – IT’S WHEN!!!!!
Additional Pages are constantly being added
Missouri - the Self Proclaimed National Model of Feral Hog Eradication
Missouri Bow Hunters Survey - Feral Hogs
MISSOURI FERAL HOG RESEARCH
MISSOURI FERAL HOG
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST
United States Department of Agriculture - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
OPEN RECORD REQUEST
MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION
State of Missouri - Urban Hog Reports
December 6th, 2018
Photo's and Video's of Wild Hogs or Damage caused by Wild Hogs in Counties listed below Missouri you can click on any of these counties and see the Missouri Hog Crisis.
Nothing to see here! Move along! Closing in on Problem! We Got your back!
MDC reported estimated population of 10,000 in Missouri in 2015. Then in 2016 MDC reported 30 counties with Feral Hogs and placed a ban on killing any on MDC land and the Feral Hog population had exploded across Missouri with between 8 and 15 more counties now with Feral Hogs.
In less than a Week the People of Missouri have spoken with 38 counties reporting Feral Hog Problems. Areas in Yellow are photos and Light Blue is Multiple Reports.
The U.S. Forest Service - Mark Twain National Forest best educated guess that last year the Wild Hog Population was 30,000 to 40,000 in state of Missouri. USDA APHIS reports 45 counties in Missouri with Feral Hogs.
THE PEOPLE OF MISSOURI WILD HOG MAP - DECEMBER 2018
This is just 7 Days of getting Photos - Range of Wild Hogs in Missouri is at Epidemic Status
Multiple reports of Wild Hogs in Dunklin, Scott, Jasper, Henry, Benton, St. Clair, Ste. Genevieve, Jefferson, Pemiscot, Callaway, Cedar, Douglas and Hickory Counties also, just don't have photos.
Counties still being added in 2019
Simple Question! WHY MISLEAD THE CITIZENS OF MISSOURI?
December 2018 Issue of the Missouri Conservationist - Article Titled - "CLOSING IN ON FERAL HOGS" Page 26 - Feral Hog Map for Missouri in 2017.
They show all their photos in that article online but don't show that map.
They are using a map similar to 2012 from over 5 years ago. Why would they do that?
USDA APHIS Map of the Feral Swine in 2012
The real title should be "MISSOURI WILD HOG CRISIS"
NOW check out the USDA APHIS MAP OF FERAL SWINE POPULATION BY COUNTY FOR 2018.
"Lucy, you've got some 'splaining to do!"
So who is telling the truth.
Missouri Department of Conservation looks closer to 2012 USDA APHIS map
USDA APHIS Map for 2018
This is a ZERO sum game – If groups below in and out of Missouri are going to take credit for being a partner with the Missouri Department of Conservation, you also going to take the blame as the
FERAL HOG CRISIS in Missouri is happening RIGHT NOW.
2016 Press Release
The Missouri Department of Conservation and the Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation have partnered with other conservation groups and agricultural organizations to control this problem and educate the public.
Organizations Partnered with MDC and MCHF
Missouri Farm Bureau
Missouri Corn Growers Association
Missouri Soybean Association
Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council
Missouri Cattlemen's Association
Missouri Pork Association
Missouri Agribusiness Association
National Wild Turkey Federation
Quality Deer Management Association
Quail Forever Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation
Missouri Rural Water Association
Kansas City Agribusiness Club
Saint Louis Agribusiness Club
Missouri Farmers Care
Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Missouri Department of Agriculture
Conservation Federation of Missouri
Charitable Trust AgriServices of Brunswick
Missouri Forest Products Association
Honey Creek Media
Association of Missouri Electrical Cooperatives (AMEC)
MDC Agriculture Liaison Brent Vandeloecht said 70 percent of the feral hog population needs to be removed yearly to keep populations of feral hogs from increasing.
Since 2016 the Wild Hogs population has exploded and landowners are seeing Wild Hogs expand their ranges from public ground to private property, the population has not decreased as PROMISED from above groups.
There is a threshold that has been broken when animals that use to be rare start getting hit on a regular basis. Bollinger County - Hwy 34 near Grassy Missouri Two wild hogs one weighing 250 lbs. have been hit
Now another state agency is putting out warnings to drivers. Missouri Department of Transportation
2018 Missouri Department of Transportation stated warning drivers - Deer aren’t the only thing drivers have to watch for in Missouri. This feral hog was found at I-49 in Newton County after it had been struck by a vehicle. Make sure you to be better prepared for whatever might try to run out in front of you.
COON DOG KILLED BY WILD HOG IN MISSOURI
December of 2018
Ripped her from the bottom of her ribs to top of her backbone
Before you go to the Castor River Conservation Area in Bollinger County might want to read the first and account below:
The wild hog population hasn't done anything but grow at the Blue Pond on Castor River Conservation Area.
I had one of my coon dogs killed by a wild hog the first of December 2018 - I figured there was a hundred head in that valley last winter one of the guys works for mdc said he trapped 70 out of there last winter this winter there is a hundred more I seen 4 different bunches the night my dog got killed probably 30 ta 40 in a bunch.
It made me sick to see my dog laying there on the ground with the life of her gutted out. She wasn't even bothering the hogs was trailing on a coon, I guess she got to close to an old sow it ripped her from the bottom of her ribs to top of her backbone and I could put my hand in between her ribs, she was almost dead by time I found her.
I didn't take no pictures and didn't even think about it. I was back there by myself and kind of scared to be honest.
This was her first coon season, I raised a litter of puppies and sold them all but this one my daughter had picked out she may have been the best pup I've ever raised and started she had already made 2 trees that night by herself and no doubt was going to tree me another coon when this took place.
I will never ever turn another one of my hounds loose in that valley again
WHO IS RIGHT!
The Missouri Biologist, Scientist and Agency: Who cannot break 25% max taken off the landscape annually.
Texas, Louisiana or Florida Biologist, Scientists and Agency who says they cannot
Can I wipe out a hog population through hunting or trapping.
Quote “The feral hog has managed to survive, adapt, and increase their numbers despite attempts at population control. While it is possible to keep population in check with continued controls of 70 plus percent killed annually, it is highly unlikely to eradicate a hog population within established range."
Jul 22, 2008 - Missouri is home to an estimated 5,000 to 10,000 feral, or wild, hogs said Rex Martensen, field program supervisor for the Missouri Conservation Department.
Population of Wild Hogs in Missouri
December of 2018 in a Facebook post the U.S. Forest Service - Mark Twain National Forest best educated guess that last year the Wild Hog Population was 30,000 to 40,000 in state of Missouri.
MISSOURI HOG CRISIS - 2018
CLOSING IN ON FERAL HOGS
Have you read the December Issue of the Missouri Conservationist on page 24. Believe the author might want to revisit her article with some facts that you may not be aware of and misleading title and the Inaccurate map. Be sure you look at hard copy because map not shown online.
Not one Time in the past 19 years has the MDC Turkey Biologist mention Feral Hogs are part of the
Missouri Turkey Number Decline Missouri Wild Turkey. Don't believe go listen.
Closing in on Feral Hogs – The WORST title the MDC could have chosen at the right time.
Believe the author might want to revisit her article with some facts that you may not be aware of and misleading title.
QUOTE “more landowners can get the assistance they need to fight feral hogs on their property”
Great glad for any and all help.
FACT – Left something out of the Article – If you are in a CWD Zone you are not allowed to bait unless you are working with MDC or USDA APHIS directly.
FACT – Left something out of the Article – You can use bait, but it will be up to the individual agent to decide how close you can hunt deer or turkey to the bait site. Is that 100 yards, 200 yards, 300 yards or 400 yards or more. So, if you have 20, 40, 60, or 80 acres you very possible not be able to hunt your property?
First Hand Knowledge.
Well I have STOPPED all hunting & trapping on my property for the first time in almost 12 years on November 25th because the USDA APHIS hog trapper came out today, which is required because I am in a CWD county and he put out corn to try to trap Wild Hog Boar.
QUOTE “and more feral hogs can be trapped on public land as well.”
FACT – Left something out of Article – During the Months of Mid Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec and Mid Jan. they will not trap public land so that deer and turkey hunters can still hunt without a big ordeal of shutting down the area to deer and turkey hunting from the public and putting signs out.
Because of this a 4 month refuge for Wild Hogs on public land.
Common Sense has left the building - Wild Hogs must be wearing ear muffs and sunglasses during 10 days rifle season when 200,000 deer hunters go to the woods, so they don't scatter over the landscape, so they can be trapped, because hogs can't hear or see, those 200,000 humans in Orange are roaming the woods and shooing at a deer and not at them.
QUOTE “including traps and the corn required for baiting those traps. Those two pieces are integral in running a successful operation to rid an area of feral hogs. “
FACT – Left something out of Article – So CORN multiple sources agree on something finally, the MDC and Even the NO. 1 Wild Hog state in the nation like Texas has recommendation from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Texas A&M University that corn is the best bait.
But if any version of Wild Hog Bait contains CORN and is used on Private or Public land and depending on distance and acreage, all or section of that land is shut down to all Deer and Turkey in the state of Missouri.
The SO CALLED PARTERNSHIP WITH LANDOWNERS and how important they are but in the real world, the system is so BROKEN and they have handcuffed the small landowner and given a 4 month refuge to hogs on private and public land and unless you have large acreage then yea policy benefits the wealthy large landowners then I guess it’s ok.
What does the Missouri Department of Conservation think the hog population is in Missouri
They don't know.
The No. 1 Conservation Department in the National that can Estimate 1.3 Million Deer, 300,000 to 400,000 Wild Turkeys can set limits on every species of Wildlife in Missouri can't figure out what the wild hog population is.
If that is true, then how do you know your closing in on the feral hog.
Can you name what Wildlife in Missouri gives birth in the middle of Winter?
Missouri Wild Hog Crisis is REAL in Missouri.
Photo of piglet taken last weeks in December 2018 .
Others have seen piglets in February of 2017 in hog nest made of piles of leaves in the woods.
Wild Hogs will take over Southern Missouri wildlife!
QUOTE – “It is difficult to estimate of Missouri Hog Population”
FACT: If 70 percent of the pigs in a region are killed, the remaining ones can have piglets fast enough to replace all those lost in just two and a half years.
So if you can’t estimate the population how you know that your closing in on Feral hogs in Missouri – Fact show otherwise.
1998 Wild Pig Reports in 12 Missouri Counties
2000 Wild Pig Reports in 23 Missouri Counties
2002 Wild Pig Reports in 21 Missouri Counties
2004 Wild Pig Reports in 26 Missouri Counties
2007 Governor Blunt formed the Feral Hog Task Force
2013 Wild Pigs Removed 721 in Southeast Region
2014 Wild Pig Estimated Population 10,000 in state of Missouri
2014 Wild Pigs Removed 514 in Southeast Region
2015 Wild Pigs Removed 3,649 for entire state - 1,453 hogs removed in Southeast Region
2016 Wild Pigs Removed 5,358 for entire state -2,914 hogs removed in Southeast Region Ban on Killing Hogs on Missouri Department of Conservation Public Lands
2017 Wild Pigs Removed 6,567 for entire state - 2,858 hogs removed in Southeast Region
2017 Wild Pig Reports in 30 Missouri Counties
2018 Wild Pigs Removed 7,300
Well Let look at the Number 10,000 Hogs in State of Missouri in 2014 per the MDC.
Quote: 166% growth rate annually
FACT: If 70 percent of the pigs in a region are killed, the remaining ones can have piglets fast enough to replace all those lost in just two and a half years.
2014 we had 10,000 feral hogs in 2014 annual growth rate as high of 166% would put 16,660 plus 10,000 surviving hogs in Missouri for 2015, but we are trapping them so 3,649 or 22% hogs killed in 2015 so we end the season with 22,951 feral hogs.
With an annual growth rate as high of 166% would put 38,099 plus the 22,951 hogs surviving hog in Missouri for 2016, but we are trapping them so 5,358 or 14% hogs killed in 2016 so we end the season with 55,962 feral hogs.
With an annual growth rate as high of 166% would put 92,448 plus the 55,962 surviving hogs in Missouri for 2017, but we are trapping them so 6,567 or 7% hogs killed in 2017 so we end the season with 141,573 feral hogs.
With an annual growth rate as high of 166% would put 235,011 plus 141,573 surviving hogs in Missouri for 2018, but we are trapping them so 7,300 or 3% hogs killed in 2018 so we end the season with 369,284 feral hogs.
2019 Estimated Population is 369,284 Wild HOGS in Missouri and if you look at the Map with some simple inquirers from the public the majority of the southern half of Missouri would be in Blue with few exceptions who colored map for the MDC a 2nd grader.
Maybe the MDC should talk with their own partner and use their maps. https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/wildlifedamage/operational-activities/feral-swine/sa-fs-history
2019 Estimated Population is 369,284 WILD HOGS in Missouri
that would make more Wild Hogs than WILD TURKEYS in Missouri.
December of 2018 the U.S. Forest Service Mark Twain National Forest best educated guess that last year the Wild Hog Population was 30,000 to 40,000 in state of Missouri.
DON'T KILL - REPORT FERAL HOGS
Well that's just like don't defend yourself when you are attacked in your own your house,
just call the police.
During the Months of Mid Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec and Mid Jan. they will not trap public land so that deer and turkey hunters can still hunt without a big ordeal of shutting down the area to deer and turkey hunting from the public and putting signs out.
Hunter Kills TWO FERAL HogS with bow in Missouri
By the time you report, they answer by email, call you, and show up population has already tripled.
Dead Feral Hogs cannot give birth.
MINGO WILDLIFE REFUGE
THE ORIGINAL HOG NURSERY FOR SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
1992 - I was chased by a Wild Hog on Mingo Wildlife Refuge along with 13 other people before the they killed it, their statement was it got loose from the sale barn from across the refuge.
This problem is not new.
2011 - This was my statement about Mingo Wildlife Refuge – Quote "Mingo will be like a hog nursery for the surrounding properties. They killed four the last I heard and viewed 23 different ones by Mingo Employee. This sow weighted in at 149 lbs. field dressed the other sow weight in at 233 live weight. They killed 4 today. I have the photos to show
If you don’t believe me then you can see the information here in their own words back in 2014 final draft.
700 WILD HOGS ON MINGO ALONE
Mingo is 21,592 acres and has a population of wild hogs of 400-700. - This says it all - The current estimated population of feral hogs on Mingo NWR is 400-700 animals - Read the final draft you can see FWS are out of touch the is and the TOTAL ERADICATION of hogs is not the NO.1 action item it but control the population.
Hunters have taken feral hogs each year since 2011 on the Refuge. A total of 28 feral hogs have
been taken during the managed hunts since 2011 and 22 were taken in the 2013 by archery
hunters in the general hunt area (the first year reporting was required). State and national harvest
24 totals are unavailable due to lack of tracking and reporting requirements by any one agency.
Under this alternative, it is expected that hunters would harvest 75-100 feral hogs per year if
populations remain stable. As feral hog populations increase, this number could increase.
Here is a sounder of sows and pigs on our preserve. Wild hogs will breed year round, but births peak in spring and fall. Gestation is 114 days, and a sow will give birth to anywhere from 1 to a dozen piglets. She can have 2 litters a year.
WILD HOGS BY THE NUMBERS
Federal Government math is only unique to them and common person cannot make sense of it.
700 CURRENT POPULATION – Hunters kill 100 = 600 makes since so far. By the way killing a boar aka male hog only effect that animal not the future population.
ONE – Sow in a years’ time 2 litters of let’s call it 6 piglits so that 12 wild hogs born each year by one sow.
Let say there are only 20 wild hogs sow out of the 600 are wild hogs 20 sow hog’s x 12 wild hog piglets a year is 240 wild hog born in one year.
Final math problem 700 population, less 100 killed = 600 population plus 240 born = 840 new population in a year.
Do you think there is a problem, they can’t all live at Mingo Wildlife Refuge
2016 - Today you can see tons’ photos of hogs people share at Mingo Wildlife Refuge – They have spent the MDC money to shoot them with helicopters. But they are only trying to CONTROL not ERIDCATE. The federal government which controls every aspect of Mingo Wildlife Refuge does not care about the landowners next to it or 60 miles away the effect they are having by being the HOG NURSEY SOUTHEAST MISSOURI
Be sure you watch the video of the Hog problem on Mingo Wildlife Refuge 2017
WARNING - DO NOT WATCH IF YOU HAVE A WEAK STOMACH!!!!!!!
WILD HOG CRISIS IN MISSOURI
Please Move Along - Nothing to see here, We are the Professionals, We have Your Back, and We will take care of the Problem.
WARNING!!!! WARNING!!! WARNING!!!!
EXTREME GRAPHIC PHOTOS
MINGO WILDLIFE REFUGE in Southeast Missouri the Wild Hog Nursery of Missouri for past 25 years.
Hope no one use well water in the area,
Hope no one is fishing in the area,
Hope your not duck hunting in the area,
Hope you don’t go on a nature walk or your kids play outside
I am sure disease transmission is low.
Government Rotting Hogs, Mingo Wildlife Refuge, Wayne Co, MO
Mingo Wildlife Refuge has intensively trapped hogs for years now, but huge population still exist - If trapping the ONLY solution then why are they also killing them by Helicopters. Reports from Mingo Wildlife Refuge Bow Hunters is that once a great place to deer hunt it has really gone down and seeing a Wild Hog is common place.
Deadly Terrorist Threatens the Lone Star State’s Domestic Pig Herd
Wild pigs harbor E.coli and can infect watersheds. “We've had areas in our state where the water has been so contaminated with E.coli from pigs that the EPA came in and designated them as impaired watersheds,”
See Full Article at PorkBusiness.com
Mingo Wildlife Refuge
Killed Mid December 2018
Helicopters to kill hogs in Missouri
Really this ain't TEXAS - SHOW ME RESULT
2018 - Mark Twain National Forest will be closing areas within Bell Mountain and Rock Pile Wilderness for a couple days each in December for public safety. During the times of the closures, feral hog eradication is planned through the implementation of aerial gunning activities. Feral hog eradication continues to be a priority for Mark Twain National Forest and the Missouri Feral Hog Partnership.
Sections of Bell Mountain Wilderness will be closed to the public from Dec. 10 through Dec. 12
Sections of Rock Pile Wilderness will be closed to the public Dec. 12 through Dec. 14
RESULTS ARE IN
How many days to kill 103 hogs - 97 dollars a wild hog for 5 days of flying, I still bet I am low - Really how much Tax Payer Money - A typical (US) light helicopter like a Bell 407 or a AS350 with a single pilot and no special equipment would run maybe $1,500-2,000 +/- of TAX PAYER MONEY a day x 5 days $10,000.
MDC did not participate in the aerial operation and no MDC money was used for the helicopter operations. The operations are part of a multi-year strategy by state and federal wildlife officials to eradicate the hogs. HMMM
Quesiton: Does the MDC contract the USDA APHIS to kill hogs in Missouri?
December 21st, 2018
the USDA APHIS killed 103 Feral Hogs
FERAL SOW on BELL MOUNTAIN and appeared to have Milk
OOPS - MISSED ONE, or How many?
MDC helicopter gunner fails to kill any feral hogs at Current River site.
What is the cost for Helicopter, Fuel, Pilot and Ground Crew for one Day?
A typical (US) light helicopter like a Bell 407 or a AS350 with a single pilot and no special equipment would run maybe $1,500-2,000 +/- of TAX PAYER MONEY
Love the hypocrisy and lack of common sense
The department preferred to set baited traps designed to catch large groups of hogs at one time and feared hunters targeting wild pigs might kill a few but scatter the rest.
But acknowledged a helicopter flying low overhead would tend to make feral hogs bolt to escape the noise.
Hogs must be wearing ear muffs during 10 days rifle season so they don't scatter over the landscape, so they can be trapped, because hogs can't figure out if those things in Orange are shooing at a deer not them.
Ban on Public Killing Wild Hog is proposed - 2019
Breaking News - MDC COMMISSION APPROVES HOG-HUNTING BAN ON MDC LANDS in 2016 that's nothing new - But this is - U.S. Forest Service - is waiting for order to come down and details worked out with partner agencies that will ban PUBLIC KILLING HOGS on - Mark Twain National Forest with hopes it will take place in Fiscal Year 2019.