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Workshop Tackles Wild Boar Management

18 September 2013

US - A feral hog management workshop featuring several topics related to biology, trapping and management methods is scheduled for the 4 of October 2013.

“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.”

Programme 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.

The workshop will run from 9 am to 2:30 pm at the Thorndale Fireman’s Hall in Thorndale. The cost is $20 and includes a catered meal.

Capital Farm Credit, the Thorndale Volunteer Fire Department and AgriLife Extension are program sponsors. RSVP is requested by calling 254-697-7045.

ThePigSite News Desk

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