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Feral Hog Educational Meeting May 29

ANDERSON CO., May 25, 2014— The Anderson County Beef and Forage Committee, Anderson-Houston Soil and Water Conservation District, and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Anderson County, will be sponsoring a Feral Hog program Thursday, May 29, at Ben E Keith.  Registration will get under way at 4:45 p.m.  Program will start at 5:30 p.m., and should conclude around 7:45 p.m. 

Participants should pre-register at the Anderson County Extension office, 101 E. Oak Street, Palestine or by calling 903-723-3735. Deadline to register is May 28, by 5:00 p.m.  A $10.00 fee will be charged to cover the meal. 

Two hours of CEU’s will be offered, 1 hour IPM and 1 hour General. 

Topics that will be discussed are: Who Needs a License and Who Does Not, Biology of Wild Pigs and Their Damage, How to Recognize Signs Before Damage Occurs. There will also be a Feral Hog buyer on hand to discuss procedures of purchasing wild hogs. 

Feral Hog damage continues to be a major problem throughout Anderson County and in town as well. Damage also continues in rural Anderson County, causing thousands of dollars in damages.  

Speakers are Dr. Billy Higginbotham, Professor and Extension Wildlife and Fisheries Specialist, Mr. Danny Kessel, State Game Warden and Mr. Joe Langley, State approved wild hog buyer, Butler Station owner supplying Feral Hogs to game Ranches and Packers, Centerville, Texas.

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