by: Scott McCaulley
(Some information in this story courtesy Julie Harker of Brownfield Ag News)
The debate continues between some government regulators and agencies pitted against land owners on how to best handle the situation with the growing number of Feral Hogs in Missouri.
The Missouri Department of Conservation among other agencies has agreed to ban Feral Hog Hunting on Federal Lands. Missouri Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe tells the Brownfield Ag Network that as a farmer, he understands the damage that Feral Hogs can do but also understands farmers and land owners frustrations on not being able to hunt them, especially if there property boarders federal lands like the Mark Twain Forest. Kehoe says people should give the plan by the Conservation Department a chance to see if it will work.
Those sentiments are also expressed by Local Taney County Agent Chris Boyd, who on this week’s Missouri Department of Conservation Report on KRZK said the department is always willing to adjust policy if need be.
The complete interview with Chris Boyd will as aired on the Conservation Report on 106.3 KRZK is below: