Feral hog management workshop

Whether you reside in a suburban neighborhood or on a tract of land outside of town feral hogs affect you. Feral hogs are an exotic invasive species which threaten both land and water resources throughout the state. “Evidence of feral hog activity is observed frequently in many watersheds throughout Texas” Major Stevenson, Jr., Cooperative Extension Agent at Rosenberg said. “At least 134 million acres in Texas have the potential to be impacted by an estimated 2.6 million feral hogs.”

Residents of Fort Bend, Waller, Brazoria, Harris and surrounding counties are invited to attend this workshop featuring speakers from multiple state agencies along with wildlife specialists from Texas A&M University. Topics to be discussed include: Basic Biology of Feral Hogs and their Implications to the Watershed, Population Dynamics of Feral Hogs, Texas Laws and Regulations for Hunting Feral Hogs, Water Quality in Southeast Texas, Agricultural Regulations Regarding Feral Hogs, Feral Hog Control, Feral Hog Safety and Disease Concerns, and Movement of Feral Hogs in Texas.

“Both landowners and members of the public will walk away from this workshop equipped with knowledge  that they can use to reduce the negative impacts of feral hogs in southeast Texas” Mark Tyson, Extension Associate at College Station said. “The workshop should be of interest to anyone affected by feral hogs”.

This workshop is sponsored by the Cooperative Extension Program, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board.

Date: Saturday, November. 9, 2013
Location: Fort Bend County Fairgrounds, Bldg. “D”; 4310 Hwy.36, Rosenberg, Texas 77471
Time: (Registration starts at 7:30 a.m.)  8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Program Fee: $15.00 (early) $20.00 (on site). RSVP deadline is 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Educational programs conducted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, religion, disability or.

Program attendees will earn a total of 5 hours of CEU Credits. Two hours in Integrated Pest Management, one hour in Laws and Regulations and two hours in General. The registration fee will include lunch.

For more information and/or to register for this program, please contact Brandy Rader at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Fort Bend County at 281-342-3034, ext. 7029. Registration forms are also available at http://fortbend.agrilife.org

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