The conservation department has its first comprehensive plan to eliminate an estimated ten-thousand wild animals that have become significant problems in Missouri.
It’s always hunting season for feral pigs. They’re such a pest, mostly south of I-44 and in the Truman Lake area, that Governor Blunt set up a multi-agency task force in 2008 to find a solution to the problems they cause.
The conservation department’s Rex Martensen says they’re big problems for farmers.
And the only thing to do with them is kill them. He thinks the department kills about 500 a year. Records are not kept on how many are killed by others. Some people say they’re okay to eat.