Legislation boosting criminal penalties for those who knowingly release feral hogs into the wild is heading to the Missouri Senate, after receiving final House approval yesterday. The vote was 108-38. State Representative Tracy McCreery urged her colleagues to vote for the bill.
The Sierra Club also backs the bill. Feral hogs are a major issue across southern Missouri, especially in and near the Mark Twain National Forest. Governor Parson is warning that feral hogs are a danger to the state and pose serious safety risks to residents.