Contact: Jon Gersbach, 254-697-7045, JMgersbach@ag.tamu.edu
THORNDALE – A feral hog management workshop featuring several topics related to biology, trapping and management methods is scheduled 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct 4. at the Thorndale Fireman’s Hall in Thorndale.
The cost is $20 and includes a catered meal.
“Battling feral hogs is a problem many landowners are facing throughout Texas,” said Jon Gersbach, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for Milam County. “This workshop will provide attendees a sound background on biology of the feral hog, plus teach trapping options as well as listening to personal experiences managing feral hogs from a panel of local livestock producers.”
Program topics and speakers are:
– Feral Hog Biology, Tim Siegmund, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department biologist, College Station.
– Trapping and Timing Methods, Mark Tyson, AgriLife Extension associate, College Station.
– Laws related to feral hog hunting, trapping and required license, Charlie Mayer, game warden, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
– Feral hog disease transmission, Tommy Barton, veterinarian, Texas Animal Health Commission, Rockdale.
– Feral hog impact on water quality, Dan Gaskins, AgriLife Extension assistant, College Station.
– Boar Buster hog trap demonstration, Josh Gaskamp, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation.
– CHAMP Feral Hog Grant introduction, Milam County commissioners.
– Feral hog management methods, producer panel.
Capital Farm Credit, the Thorndale Volunteer Fire Department and AgriLife Extension are program sponsors. RSVP is requested by calling 254-697-7045.