AgriLife Extension sets Nov. 1 Feral Hog Control Workshop in Coleman

 

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu

Contact: Michael Palmer, 325-625-4519, m-palmer@tamu.edu

COLEMAN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Coleman County has set a Feral Hog Control Workshop for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Goree Expo Center on the Coleman County Rodeo Grounds, Texas Highway 206 and 5th Ave., Coleman.

“Feral hogs have become a firmly entrenched nuisance throughout our region,” said Michael Palmer, AgriLife Extension agent in Coleman County. “They are intelligent and adapt readily to changing situations, which makes control measures difficult. The purpose of this workshop is to update producers on the latest methods, information and regulations associated with feral hog management.”

Registration and coffee will start at 9 a.m. followed by the program at 9:30 a.m. Individual registration is $20 by Oct. 25 and $30 thereafter. The fee includes a catered meal. For more information and to RSVP, call 325-625-4519.

Topics to be covered include wild pig biology, feral hog laws and regulations, and swine buying stations. Other discussions include wild pig control options such as aerial gunning, making and using snares, setting and using corral and box traps, and a toxicant research update.

“We’ll have plenty of hands-on demonstrations as well,” Palmer said. “So, if you are new to the feral hog situation or an old hand at dealing with them, chances are you will benefit from this workshop.”

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