There's mixed feeling about Hogs here in Missouri,some People are thrilled with it and want to go out and hunt them,the Land Owners and Farmers are not happy about it and do not want them around destroying Farm Land and Crops most of the Deer Hunters aren't thrilled with it either because most are trying to manage their Deer Herds and after planting a lot of food plots they don't want them devastated by wild Feral Hogs.
There have been several Hogs down towards Lake Wappapelo area,Greenville and Piedmont area by Sam A. Baker State Park,they tried to trap them but they got smart and won't go in any more so I believe they had to try shooting them instead?This past Nov during Rifle Deer Season a Young Hunter shot a Big Boar Feral Hog down towards Farrar Missouri towards the Mississippi River Bottom area and they also saw a Sow with some Piglets.It seems the Hogs have been traveling North and getting more abundant especially in the Big Timber and Forest area's where there are less Houses and People to see or hunt them,there are several Hunters that have been using Dogs to find the hogs,with so much Private Land across Missouri its hard to get permission to go and hunt them so thats another reason they can slip away.
The hogs devastated my cousins alfalfa field in Southern Oklahoma. They also were chasing the cows away from the hay and other food put out for them. Nasty animals to have around.
They also just about have destroyed a nice watering hole for the deer by wallowing aound in it.