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January 21, 2009   Email to Friend 

WORKSHOPS SET TO COMBAT FERAL HOG DAMAGE
Darryal Ray
(334) 613-4187
January 21, 2009

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Workshops to help landowners manage feral hog damage have been set at four locations throughout the state.

The workshops will address the significant damage caused by wild hogs as well as their history, biology and ecology, diseases, parasites and implications to humans and livestock. Each workshop will also include an outside demonstration of trapping techniques, designs and laws governing the removal of wild animals.

The workshops, set 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., cost $10 per person and includes lunch and informational pamphlets. Dates of the workshops are:

--- Feb. 26 --- Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station Wiregrass Center, 167 East Alabama Highway 134, Headland

--- March 4 --- 5-Rivers Delta Center, 30945 Five Rivers Blvd., Spanish Fort

--- March 12 --- Southern Sportsman Lodge, 9022 U.S. Highway 80 West, Tyler

--- March 20 --- Belk Activity Center, 2101 Bowers Park Drive, Tuscaloosa

The workshops are a joint effort of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, the Alabama USDA Wildlife Service, the Alabama Department of Conservation & Natural Resources, Mississippi State University Extension Service and the Mississippi USDA Wildlife Services. Funding is provided by the Jack H. Berryman Institute and AL Forests Forever Foundation.

For more information, contact Dr. Mark Smith, Extension Specialist in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University at: (334) 844-8099. Pre-registration is required; a registration form is available below for download.

Feral Hog Workshop Registration Form


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