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Feral hog program Friday
JON GERSBACH
Extension Agent

New trapping device to be featured

A feral hog management seminar will be on Friday, Oct. 4 at the Thorndale Fireman’s Hall in Thorndale. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the program will begin at 9 a.m. Cost of the seminar will be $20 per person and will include lunch and refreshments.

There will be 4.5 CEUs available for those who hold a TDA Pesticide Applicators License. The program will conclude at 2:30 p.m. If you plan to attend, please contact the Texas A& M Agrilife Extension Office–Milam County Office at 254-697-7045.

The seminar will feature experts from Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service, Texas Parks & Wildlife, and other agencies to discuss ways to help manage thedamagecausedbythepopulation explosion of feral hogs in the area.

Topics such as general biology, habits and life cycle of feral hogs will be discussed. Also, timing of certain control measures to maximize efficiency based upon their nutritional needs will be presented. Disease transmission, as well as impact to watershed health will be addressed. Laws regarding the trapping, hunting, transport and required licenses will also be discussed.


Feral hogs are a problem in Central Texas and a management seminar on the animal will be held Friday at the Thorndale Firemen’s Hall. A new trapping device will be featured during the program. Feral hogs are a problem in Central Texas and a management seminar on the animal will be held Friday at the Thorndale Firemen’s Hall. A new trapping device will be featured during the program. A demonstration by the Nobel Foundation from Ardmore, Oklahoma will show a new trapping device that shows promise as “a better mousetrap” to trap hogs on a larger and more convenient scale.

Contact the Milam County Extension Office, 254-697-7045 if you have any questions or to register for the event.


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