Feral hog management
A feral hog management seminar was held Friday at the Thorndale Fireman’s Hall in Thorndale with about 90 in attendance. The seminar featured experts from Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service, Texas Parks & Wildlife and other agencies who showed ways to manage the damage caused by the population explosion of feral hogs in the area. Topics included general biology, habits and life cycle of feral hogs, timing of certain control measure, disease transmission, as well as impact to watershed health. Laws regarding the trapping, hunting, transport and required licenses were also be discussed. The event was sponsored by the Texas AgriLife Extension-Milam County office. At left, Josh Gaskamp with the Nobel Foundation from Ardmore, Oklahoma discusses a new trapping device that shows promise as “a better mousetrap” to trap hogs on a larger and more convenient scale.