Part of your deer management plan should include controlling feral hogs that can wreck wildlife food plots and create potential problems in fields during planting.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is holding a public workshop to help landowners learn how to manage the critters. The session is set for Tuesday, March 27, in El Dorado.
Sessions will include “Natural History and Biology of Feral Hogs” by Robin Bridges, of the Extension Service, “Those Pesky Hogs” by Jaret Rushing of the Extension Service, “How to Hunt and Trap Feral Hogs” by Gary Thornton of the AGFC, “Hog Hunting and Trapping Regulations” by Rushing and Logan Brown of the AGFC, “Hog Harvest: Field Dress, Donate, Dispose” by Laura Rogers of the AGFC, and “Feral Hog Resources” by Rushing.
Hog traps will be set up for participants to see.
The session is free but registration is required by calling the Union County Cooperative Extension Service at 870-864-1916 or Calhoun County Cooperative Extension Office at 870-798-2231.