Feral hog dilemma to be addressed at annual meeting of SWCD directors
Dr. Billy Higginbotham, Extension Specialist, Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Overton, will discuss the feral hog dilemma in Texas during the 71stAnnual Meeting of Soil and Water Conservation Districts October 24-26 at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort in San Antonio.
The annual meeting draws some 600 conservation district officials from over the state.
The feral hog dilemma seems to be a curse that won’t go away, and seems to be intensifying.
Higginbotham will talk about current research supporting feral hog control efforts in an afternoon workshop on Tuesday, October 25. He will also talk about the reasons behind the current feral hog population levels in the state as well as the legal control methods and best management practices associated with each method. The characteristics of damage caused by the hogs will also be addressed.
According to a recent study by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M University Institute for Renewable Natural Resources, about 134 million acres, or 79 percent of the state’s total of 170 million acres is feral hog habitat.
San Antonio, Texas