Workshop educates on managing wild hogs


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Posted: 10/18/2012


Sixty-five people will have the opportunity Dec. 4 to learn ways to manage wild hogs that have become a serious problem for landowners.

The Wild Pig Management Workshop will be held in Raymond at Mississippi State University’s Central Mississippi Research and Extension Center. The program is provided by the MSU Extension Service, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.

Topics for the day include wild hog history, biology and ecology; trapping techniques 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 include a demonstration on how to construct and set traps for wild pigs.

The event lasts from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Lunch, snacks and workshop materials are included in the $20 registration fee. Registration is open until Nov. 28 or until 65 participants have signed up.

The Central Mississippi Research and Extension Center is located at 1320 Seven Springs Road in Raymond. Register.

Participants can earn continuing education credits for this workshop. Contact Kelly LaSalle at (662) 325-3133 with questions.

Wildlife and Fisheries