For Dan Hopper, the dead feral hog he found tied to a tree sent a message loud and clear.
The hog was hung next to a U.S. Forest Service sign declaring a ban on feral hog hunting in the Mark Twain National Forest.
"I was just going down the road and saw this hog hanging on a tree under the sign," Hopper said Wednesday. "It kind of expresses the sentiment of folks out here, and me too."
Many are opposed to the Forest Service's recent rule change that bans feral hog hunting in Mark Twain National Forest, except during deer and turkey seasons, where hogs can be shot if they happen to be seen by hunters.