Weatherford Democrat

August 3, 2013

Feral hog management offered Aug. 12

By Alex Kaufman

— If you have encountered feral hog damage or would like to know more about them and their management, an upcoming program should be helpful.

Take this opportunity to learn from one of the best, says Jon Green, Parker County Agricultural Extension Agent. Dr. Dale Rollins, an Extension wildlife specialist from San Angelo, is known nationwide for his work with quail but he is also quite knowledgeable in the management of feral hogs.

Hogs cause millions of dollars in damages to crops, livestock, and wildlife each year in Texas and seem to be getting worse, Green added.

Various kinds of hog traps will be on display and participants will hear about feral hog biology, current status, management options, trapping techniques and other control methods, said Green.

The program is Monday, Aug. 12, starting at 6:30 p.m., on Sweeney Ranch, located at 5403 Old Dennis Road. Take exit 406 off of I-20 and head south. The gate entrance will be on the left and is approximately 6.5 miles past the Pilot Truck Stop.

The cost for the program is $10 per person, payable at the door.

To help in planning, call 817-598-6168 or email by noon that day to RSVP.