An agent with the Missouri Department of Conservation shot and killed a pair of wild boars Monday on the Katy Trail near Rocheport.  The conservation official, Sean Ernst, said the animals were charging at hikers.  Tom Strother, a regional supervisor with the department, told a television station that Missouri doesn’t have a substantial wild boar population.

MDC issued a statement of their Facebook page Tuesday, saying the department “wants to keep feral hogs out of Missouri, and anyone that runs into one can legally shoot them on sight. If you don’t have a gun, the best way to deal with feral hogs is to back away slowly with no sudden movements.”

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