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Ferrel Hog Hunting In Missouri

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Anybody heard where some hogs might be lately. I've been thinking about getting out and doing some handgun hunting. I haven't heard any reports about any for a while now, but I'm sure they are still out there.

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Accourding to the MDC the hogs have an established population in Stone and Barry County between Shell Knob and Cape Fair on Forrest Service lands around Piney Creek, Wolley Creek and Flat Creek drainages. There is also an established population that has been seen between Table Rock Lake and Hwy 86. Taney County has a reported population between Hercules and Fairview on Forest Service land in the Big Creek Drainage.

Anybody see any sign of hogs in these areas lately? Anybody have any prospective ideas on where to incounter some hogs on public land in these areas?

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I live in Eastern Taney and always hear that they are around the Glade Top area, but every time I go over there all I find is sign but no hogs. Been like that for 3 years. What I think is happening is the good ol boys are busting the piggies before saying anything.

If you need a partner, hollar at me, I have a TC Contender with a .35 Rem barrel just itching to pop a piggie!!!!

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I'd be more than happy to have a partner in this adventure. I've been researching the Piney Creek Wilderness area and think the Siloam Springs Hollow area might be good also. Have to wait till Monday to call the National Forest office and the MDC regional office for that area to see if there have been any reports lately in that area.

My brother has hunted ferrel hogs before and accourding to him they hide better than rabbits and hold a lot tighter than rabbits. Most of the time you will walk right by them and not even know it. He said they would litterally have to jump up and down on log piles for 10 minutes before the hog would flush out.

If you have found sign in the Glad Top area, we might need to go over there. A group of 3 or 4 people might be an advantage also. Better chances of flushing one. The Big Creek drainage is supposed to harbor hogs also. Any public access that you know of in that area?

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On the Missouri Dept of Conservation TV show on public access a few weeks ago, they did a story about wild hog hunting...said the largest concentrations of hog in MO are right around the Lake Wapapello area.

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A couple of years ago a fellow that owned land backing up to the BS flood pool told me he had a problem. He seemed reluctant say to much because he had apparently had problems with 4 wheelers in the past. I believe he was in the Protem area.

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I don't know for a fact but have heard there are decent numbers of hogs on some of the land within Ft. Leanard Wood.

In the past I know parts of the fort allow hunting...not sure on any regulations on fort land. A few of my friends used to bird hunt some over there and encountered some hogs.

Like I said I know very little about it but may be worth your time to make a call and check it out.

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I can promise there are hogs near the fort. I've hunted them with a friend living in Waynesville.

Hunting hogs is a blast, man. Can't say I've ever done it with a handgun, though.

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Did you hunt on the Fort or just near it? The latest report that I have received about the hogs is that a 350 lb russian boar was killed during deer season by Stockton.

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We weren't actually inside the fort boundaries. We were on some private land to the North.

I heard about that hog in Stockton, too. I haven't been able to verify it with anyone yet, though.

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