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Wild hog management workshop date set

Mississippi State University workshop to tackle feral hogs. Meeting on May 23 in Natchez. Details provided.  

A May 23 workshop in Natchez will teach landowners and property managers ways to deal with Mississippi’s wild hog invasion.

The Wild Pig Management Workshop will be held at the Adams County Extension office. The program is provided by the Mississippi State University Extension Service, the USDA’sWildlife Services and the Mississippi Department ofWildlife, 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 $30 registration fee. Registration is open until May 15.

The Adams County Extension office is located at 75A Carthage Point Road in Natchez. Register or find more information about the workshop at http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/workshops/wildpig.

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

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