Feral hog management workshop set October 4
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 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.