The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Watershed Partnership will offer a free feral hog management event Aug. 25 in Seguin. Event partners are the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board.
The event will be from 9 a.m. to noon. Advance registration is required at https://tx.ag/Aug25FeralHog.
“The workshop will include classroom presentations and outdoor demonstrations of feral hog trapping systems,” said Evgenia Spears, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension program specialist and watershed coordinator for Geronimo and Alligator creeks, Bryan-College Station. “The classroom discussion will focus on the impacts of feral hogs on watersheds and approaches to feral hog control.”
The program will start with the demonstration of feral hog trapping systems at 3045 Farm-to-Market Road 20. At the conclusion of the outdoor portion of the event, the program will move to the AgriLife Extension office in Guadalupe County, 210 E. Live Oak St.
Two Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units are available — one general and one integrated pest management.
Call 979-845-2862 or email Geronimo.Alligator@ag.tamu.edu for additional information or questions.
Program topics, speakers
- Program overview and schedule — Travis Franke and Jeff Hanselka, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agents for Guadalupe County.
- Demonstration of feral hog trapping systems — Jacob Hetzel, wildlife damage management biologist, Texas Wildlife Services, Travis County.
- Impacts of feral hogs on watersheds and control of feral hog populations — Hetzel.
- Feral hog biology — Hetzel.
- Type and extent of feral hog damage — Hetzel.
- Management strategies to mitigate feral hog damage — Hetzel.
- Methods and trap types for capturing and removing feral hogs — Hetzel.
- Guadalupe County trap leasing program overview — Derrick Banks, Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension Program agriculture and natural resources, Fort Bend County.
- Feral hog hunting laws and regulations — Texas Parks and Wildlife Department representative.
- Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Watershed Protection Plan updates — Spears.