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Wild pig control program in Atlanta Jan. 10
By Adam Russell, Texas A&M
Jan 6, 2019
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Atlanta, Texas -- A wild pig management program will be held Jan. 10 at the Cass County Expo Center, U.S. Highway N. in Atlanta.

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program begins at 6 p.m. and features Ken Hale, owner of Boatcycle, Henderson. He will discuss methods of trapping wild pigs, including new technologies that have shown to be more effective than conventional traps in capturing entire sounders.

This large rooted-up area in an East Texas pasture is one example of costly damages done by wild pigs. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension photo by Dr. Billy Higginbotham )

Cost is $10 per person and free for Cass County Cattlemen’s Association members. 

One Texas Department of Agriculture laws and regulations continuing education unit will be available for pesticide applicator license holders.

“Wild pigs are a plague in Texas, and reproducing rapidly with few natural predators, which makes their management key to reducing their impact to landowners in East Texas,” said Jessica Rymel, AgriLife Extension agent, Cass County.  

Call the AgriLife Extension office in Cass County at
903-756-5391 for more information.