SEMINARS SET FOR MANAGING WILD HOG DAMAGE
AUBURN, Ala. -- "Managing Feral Hog Damage," a one-day workshop on how to cope with Alabama's wild hog population, is scheduled for three locations in the upcoming weeks, according to Kelly Knowles, outreach programs administrator with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.
Seminars are set Feb. 23 at the Lower Coastal Plain Substation in Camden, March 4 at Cook's Family Farm in Evergreen and March 11 at the Pike County Cattleman's Building in Troy. The program starts with registration at 8 a.m., first speaker at 8:30 and concludes around 2:30 p.m. The $10 fee includes educational materials and lunch.
Topics covered include foundations of wildlife damage management, wild hog history, biology and ecology, feral swine disease and its implications to humans and livestock, trapping designs, techniques and removal methods, and more.
The series is co-sponsored by the Alabama Farmers Federation, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries and Alabama USDA Wildlife Services.
Registration is required one week prior to each event date. For more information, contact Knowles at (334-844-1010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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