Feral Hog Management Workshop set for Jan. 30 in La Vernia, TX

by: Paul Schattenberg, Texas A&M AgriLife

A Feral Hog Management Workshop will be held Jan. 30 at the La Vernia Chamber of Commerce, 12301 U.S. Highway 87 in La Vernia.

There is no cost for the program, which will be from 8:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m. with registration from 8-8:30 a.m. Continue reading

Study quantifies cost of feral hogs

In Southeast Farm Press

by Scott Miller, Clemson University

Feral hogs are a $115 million problem for the agriculture, livestock and timber industries in South Carolina, according to a Clemson University study on landowners’ perceived damages from the invasive animals.

This is the first time a comprehensive dollar figure has been attached to the ecological and industry damages caused by wild hogs, which reproduce rapidly and are growing in numbers. Continue reading

Texas AgriLife Extension will hold workshop on wildlife management Oct. 26

by Steve Byrnes

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Multi-County Wildlife Management and Conservation Workshop Oct. 26 at the Borden County Event Center located on the east side of Gail on U.S. Highway 180.

The program, which involves the AgriLife Extension offices in Borden, Scurry, Mitchell, Dawson, Garza and Lynn counties, will start at 8:15 a.m. with registration. The program will last from 8:45 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Continue reading

LSU holds meeting on feral hog management

in Delta Farm Press

Johnny Morgan, LSU AgCenter

With feral swine becoming more of a problem across the state, the LSU AgCenter is sponsoring an informational meeting on May 31 to give updates on the latest research and regulations that are being implemented.

The meeting will be held at the AgCenter Dean Lee Research and Extension Center DeWitt Livestock Facility located on Hwy 71 south of the LSU-Alexandria campus in Alexandria, La., from 1-3 p.m., said LSU AgCenter area agent Donna Morgan. Continue reading

Feral hog management to be discussed at predator workshop in Texas

by Paul Schattenberg, Texas A&M AgriLife

A Predator Management Workshop and Trapping Demonstration will be presented May 6 in Rocksprings.

The program, presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices for Edwards and Sutton counties, will be from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Edwards County Park Building. Continue reading

Researchers looking at toxic traps to control feral hogs

In Delta Farm Press

Epidemic. That’s how ever-expanding feral hog populations are described by John Murry Greenlee, chairman of Delta Wildlife, who said that word was justified as farmers in more and more areas of the United States face unprecedented damage.

“Fortunately for us, effective control strategy work is being done here in Mississippi by the USDA Wildlife Services and the National Wildlife Research Center,” says Greenlee, who is also a landowner, hunter, and conservationist. Continue reading

AgriLife Research scientists study wild pig impact on bobwhite quail populations

As part of an effort to understand the reasons behind the decline in wild quail populations, researchers from Texas A&M AgriLife Research have studied whether the continued increase in numbers and distribution of wild pigs, commonly referred to as feral hogs, may be a contributing factor.

According to data from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, within the South Texas Plains ecoregion bobwhite populations have been consistently low since the mid-1990s and to date have shown few signs of recovery despite land-management efforts to improve populations. Continue reading