Feral Hogs Affecting Deer Management Plans?

Feral hogs aren’t going away in the Southeast and more landowners along with state agencies are trying to figure out better ways of managing – which means killing – these pesky porcine problems.

Mississippi officials will hold a wild hog management workshop Dec. 4 from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Mississippi State University’s Central Mississippi Research and Extension Center. The Central Mississippi Research and Extension Center is located at 1320 Seven Springs Road in Raymond, Miss. The program is provided by the MSU Extension Service, USDA’s Wildlife Services, and MDWFP.

Participants will learn about the most effective methods to manage wild hogs. Topics include wild hog history, biology and ecology; trapping techniques,trap designs and removal methods; wildlife damage management and laws governing the removal of animals; and feral swine disease, parasites and potential implications to humans and domestic livestock. The workshop will also include a demonstration of how to construct and set traps for wild hogs.

Registration deadline is Nov. 28. Registration fee is $20 and includes lunch, snacks and workshop materials. The workshop is limited to 65 people who register.

For more information visit http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/workshops/wildpig or contact Kelly LaSalle at (662) 325-3133.