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Missouri Governor Signs Feral Hog Bill
USAgNet - 07/28/2021

A newly signed piece of legislation in Missouri will penalize people who purposely contribute to the state’s feral hog situation. Gov. Mike Parson signed HB 369 on July 15.

According to, the bill indicates any person who “knowingly releases any swine to live in a wild or feral state may be sentenced to pay a fine of up to $2,000.”

An individual who is found guilty of subsequent offences within 10 years could be found guilty of a class E felony. In Missouri, a class E felony comes with prison sentences of up to four years.

Feral hogs cause billions of dollars of damage each year.

Passing this bill will deter people from contributing to that damage.

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