Mills County Wild Pig Workshop 2018

Jun 6, 2018 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
First Baptist Church Youth Center, 1319 Fisher St., Goldthwaite, TX 76844

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host a Wild Pig Management Workshop June 6 in Goldthwaite.

“Wild pigs are a real concern for both rural and urban landowners in this area,” said Tom Guthrie, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent in Mills County. “The goal of this workshop is to provide information and tools to help people better control these animals.”

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the program will begin at 9:00 a.m. in the First Baptist Church Youth Center, 1319 Fisher St., Goldthwaite, TX.

The workshop is free of charge to the public. However, an optional catered barbeque luncheon will be available to attendees at a cost of $15 with preregistration and $20 at the door. For meal planning purposes, preregistration is requested by June 4th to or

Pending approval attendees with a private applicator’s license can earn four Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education credits – two general, one integrated pest management and one laws and regulations.

Topics for the workshop include:

– Development of an Oral Toxicant for Wild Pigs

– Wild Pig Laws and Regulations

– Wild Pig Safety and Disease Concerns & Transportation Guidelines

– Wild Pig Biology, Impacts and Control Techniques

– Outdoor Demonstrations: Snaring and Trapping Techniques for Wild Pigs

Representatives from the Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute, the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agriculture Plant and Health Inspection Service-Wildlife Services, the Texas Animal Health Commission and the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department will speak at the event.

Following a catered lunch, “participants can attend outdoor demonstrations to learn snaring and trapping methods used statewide by Texas Wildlife Services”, Guthrie said.

The meeting will adjourn at 2:30 p.m. For more information, contact Tom Guthrie at
325-648-2650 or

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