The Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources (IRNR) and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are hosting a Feral Hog Management Workshop for landowners and the general public on Thursday, November 19th.
The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Mound Cowboy Church, 3075 F.M. 931, Gatesville, TX 76528.
Holders of Texas Department of Agriculture private pesticide applicator licenses may earn three general continuing education units by attending this free workshop.
“Wild pigs negatively affect agricultural production, water quality, habitat, and native species,” said Josh Helcel, Extension Associate for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. “Our goal is to help landowners and wildlife managers to better understand the problem and the tools that are available for controlling this invasive species.”
Mike Marshall, Leon River Watershed Coordinator for IRNR, will address specific watershed impacts related to wild pigs and Andy James, Extension Assistant for IRNR will discuss emerging trapping technologies and new programs that are available through Coryell County.
“This workshop will highlight some innovative things that Coryell County is doing to control wild pigs. Attendees will view first-hand the demonstration of new trapping systems, and will have access to a number of publications and other free resources related to wild pigs” said Don Jones, Coryell County Commissioner.
Other speakers will include Helcel and Dave Haehn, Hogs for a Cause Ministries.
Registration will begin at 9 a.m., and lunch will also be provided free of charge. Pre-registration by Friday, November 13th is requested. To register, please call the Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources (IRNR) office at 254-865-2061.
This event provided at no cost through a Clean Water Act §319(h) non-point source grant from the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency