The latest feral hog trapping and hunting tools and technology will be on display at the Pineywoods Wild Hog Supper and Exposition from 4-8 p.m. May 18 at the Lost Frontier RV Park and Marina Pavilion on Toledo Bend Reservoir, a mile west of the Pendleton Bridge on Texas Highway 21, at 360 Frontier Drive, Hemphill.
The multi-county Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service event is free and open to anyone interested in learning more about feral hog control methods. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair. Picnic tables will be provided for the meal.
The event will feature AgriLife Extension specialists and agriculture agents; representatives from the Texas Wildlife Service, the Louisiana State University AgCenter Extension Service and industry from around the state and nation; and an exhibition of products related to feral hog control, including traps and hunting with night and thermal imaging systems.
Demonstrations and presentations
Demonstrations of and discussions about various control methods will begin at 4 p.m. The wild hog supper, which will include sausage, ham, pork loin and ribs processed from feral hogs captured in Sabine County, starts at 6 p.m. and is followed by more demonstrations.
Presenters will also award $2,400 in prizes to local feral hog trappers and hunters as part of the Operation Pork Chop 2021 program, which incentivizes eradication efforts in Sabine County. Participants in the program have removed more than 1,200 feral hogs from Sabine County through trapping and hunting since 2019.
For more information or to request special accommodations, call Ronald Barlow, AgriLife Extension agent, Sabine County, at 409-594-7400.