ODESSA – Texas AgriLife Extension Service will conduct “Coping with Feral Hogs,” from 6 – 9 p.m. Sept. 9 at the K Bar Ranch, located about 17 miles south of Odessa on U.S. Highway 385.
“Feral hogs are a growing problem in our area as they are across much of Texas,” said Crystal Henderson, AgriLife Extension agent in Ector County. “People don’t usually think of Ector County as being prime hog habitat, but the truth is feral hogs are very adaptable and are capable of doing quite well here.”
Henderson said the program is designed to give an overview of the feral hog situation in West Texas and offer management strategies available to landowners.
Topics include feral hog population status, biology and effects, management and control assistance, and disease considerations and legal issues relating to feral hogs.
The program is free and open to the public. Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units will be offered: one and a half in the integrated pest management category and one in the laws and regulations category.
For more information, call Henderson at 432-498-4071.