Friday, January 25, 2013

Managing Wild Pig Damage Seminar

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System-Auburn University, the Tombigbee RC&D Council, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources-Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, USDA’s Wildlife Services the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries will be hosting a seminar on managing wild pig damage. 

This seminar will be held on Saturday, March 2 at the Tuscaloosa County Extension Office, 2513 7th Street, Tuscaloosa from 8:30am to 2:30pm.

This seminar will feature animal control experts covering topics such as:

Foundations of wildlife damage management
Wild hog history, biology, and ecology
Diseases, parasites, and implications to humans and livestock
Trapping techniques, trap designs, and removal methods
Laws governing removal of animals

There will be an outdoor demonstration featuring several hog trap designs and how to construct and properly use traps.  This seminar will provide practical information for landowners and natural resource professionals for reducing wild hog damage.  Cost for “Managing Feral Hogs: Practical techniques for reducing damage” is $20/person and includes lunch and handouts.  Pre-registration is required.  To register, contact Kelly Knowles, ACES-AU by phone (334-844-1010) or email ( or register online at

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