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Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
Phone: 601-432-2400

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Wild Hog Management Workshop Scheduled for December 4

JACKSON - A Wild hog Management Workshop will be held December 4 from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., in Raymond at Mississippi State University's Central Mississippi Research and Extension Center. The Central Mississippi Research and Extension Center is located at 1320 Seven Springs Road in Raymond, MS.  The program is provided by the MSU Extension Service, USDA's Wildlife Services, and MDWFP.  

Participants will learn about the most effective methods to manage wild hogs across the state.  Topics for the day include wild hog history, biology and ecology; trapping techniques,trap designs and removal methods; wildlife damage management and laws governing the removal of animals; and feral swine disease, parasites and potential implications to humans and domestic livestock. The workshop will also include a demonstration of how to construct and set traps for wild hogs. 

The registration deadline is Nov. 28, and there will be a registration fee of $20 which includes lunch, snacks and workshop materials. The workshop is limited to sixty-five people that register.  For more information and to register for the workshop, please visit http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/workshops/wildpig or contact Kelly LaSalle at (662) 325-3133.

For more information regarding management of wild pigs and nuisance animals, visit our website at www.mdwfp.com or call us at 601-432-2400. 

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