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Taum Sauk Mountain State Park to Close for Aerial Gunning

Starting Monday, Jan. 25, Taum Sauk Mountain State Park, in Iron County, will be closed for aerial gunning operations (feral hog elimination). This closure pertains to all areas of the park, including the campground and the Ozark Trail. The closure will end on Saturday, Jan. 30.


  1. Anonymous on January 26, 2021 at 3:06 pm

    How is it that firing a gun at a hog will cause the rest to run and disburse,yet to shoot out of a helicopter does not???? Sounds like total B.S. and just creating job security to me!

  2. Anonymous on January 25, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    If the knuckleheads wouldn’t have decided to ban hunting on government ground the hog population wouldn’t have exploded to such a degree. It was claimed hunting the hogs lead to dispersion. B.S. The animals are nomadic. They may leave an area for weeks, months or longer before going back to the previous land. More bad decisions by the government.

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