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Managing wild hog nusiance is workshop topic

GRENADA — The Grenada County Extension Office will hold a wild-hog management workshop on Feb. 9 for landowners, hunters and timber professionals across the state.

Larry Smith, left, farm manager at Due West Farms, Glendora, Miss., and wild hog management consultant Michael Mims had to use a backhoe to haul out this massive hog, The Delta Farms Press reports.

Larry Smith, left, farm manager at Due West Farms, Glendora, Miss., and wild hog management consultant Michael Mims had to use a backhoe to haul out this massive hog, The Delta Farms Press reports.

The “Wild Hog Damage Management Workshop” is from 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Grenada County Extension Office. Topics include basic wildlife damage management; wild hog history, biology and ecology; feral swine diseases, parasites and potential implications to humans and domestic livestock; wild hog trapping techniques, designs and removal methods; and laws governing animal removal.

Continuing education credits are available for forestry and logging professionals. The workshop is sponsored by the Mississippi State University Extension Service and the MSU Center for Resolving Human-Wildlife Conflicts.

A $20 registration fee covers lunch and materials. To register, send checks or money orders to the Grenada County Extension Office, 1240 Fairground Road, Suite E, Grenada, Mississippi, 38901.

 

 

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