The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a free workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. March 1 in Conroe for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the San Jacinto River …
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Hill Country feral hog hunters heroes of local landowners
Feral hogs have been tearing up Andy Smith’s ranch, costing the Llano County landowner thousands of dollars in feed for his cattle each year. At a nearby pecan grove, the hogs are eating up the profits and destroying the trees.Read more...
Feral hog control requires cooperation, communication
When it comes to feral hogs, “the one that got away,” can create up to 50 new pigs, says a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension wildlife specialist.Read more...
Hunting License No Longer Required to Hunt Wild Pigs in Texas
No hunting license? No problem…at least when it comes to wild pigs (Sus scrofa). These exotic invaders continue to be a growing detriment to water quality, native species, habitat and agricultural production.Read more...
USDA announces feral swine control pilot program
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced $75 million in funding is available for the eradication and control of feral swine through a new pilot program.Read more...
USDA Announces Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program
WASHINGTON, June 20, 2019 – USDA announced today it is offering $75 million in funding for the eradication and control of feral swine through the Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program (FSCP) in a joint effort with USDA’s Natural Resources…Read more...
New Blog - What's New with NRI’s Wild Pig Reporting System
Wild pigs and their damage are constantly being observed across Texas, but until recently, we didn’t have a reliable method of collecting information on wild pig numbers - where they were sighted and the extent of their damages. NRI’s wild pig repor…Read more...
New Blog - Maintaining the Beauty of the Land: Mitigating the Scars Left Behind by Wild Pigs
Maintaining the natural beauty of Long Acres Ranch is an ever-evolving task, and as many land and natural resource managers would say, an immersive experience. Some days end with a handshake with mother nature, but others leave a day’s worth of work …Read more...
Feral hogs are destroying farmers' livelihoods. Can everyone agree on how to fight them?
DES ARC — Brad Parker is a farmer, but he doesn’t plant crops anymore.
He owns cattle and acres of land, but he refuses to grow beans like he used to — all because of feral hogs.
Geographic analysis to be product of new wild pigs survey
Researchers say results from a new wild pigs survey in Texas will be analyzed by geography. The findings should be very helpful in determining specific areas needing wild pigs management.Read more...
Innovative tool will let landowners easily report wild pig activity, damage
COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute, NRI, encourages landowners to report wild pig sightings and damage using a new first-of-its-kind online tool.Read more...
From the Missouri Conservationist Magazine - CLOSING IN ON FERAL HOGS
On a warm June day, a crew of MDC biologists traveled to document a population of Mead’s milkweed, an endangered plant.
Like other milkweeds, Mead’s serves as critical habitat for the monarch butterfly and other pollinators vitally important to agri…Read more...
Nueces Co. loaning out feral hog traps to landowners
Feral hogs cause a lot of damage to farm land, but they also pose a threat to area water sources. Now, there is an effort underway to control the feral hog population in Nueces County. Nueces County and the Agricultural Extension Office have started …Read more...
Fisher County Fall Field Day Nov. 6 to feature feral hog control, new cover crops
COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Fisher County will host its Fall Field Day Nov. 6 at Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, 1701 S. First St. in Roby.Read more...
Menard County Range Workshop set for Oct. 3
MENARD – The 2018 Menard County Range Workshop sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Menard County Soil and Water Conservation District is set for Oct. 3 at the Murchison/Whitehead Memorial Youth Complex, 190 W. U.S. Highw…Read more...
Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation Podcast
We Will Not Be Tamed ambassador Leon McNeill has been connecting children to nature for more than 20 years. His program, called City Kids Adventures, has been mentoring kids through outdoor experiences for more than 20 years. Thanks to the support of…Read more...
AgriLife Extension sets Concho Valley Wild Pig Management Workshop Sept. 12 in San Angelo
SAN ANGELO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Concho Valley Wild Pig Management Workshop on Sept. 12 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at San Angelo.Read more...
AGCAST: Facing the Feral Hog Problem
Wild or feral hogs have been reported in all 75 counties in Arkansas, carrying disease and causing extensive damage to property. It’s an old problem in need of new solutions, because control and eradication is an expensive and time-intensive process.…Read more...
Fighting pigs from the sky: Drones to help farmers trap feral swine under FAA program
Farmers in Oklahoma are getting a helping hand from drones as they fight an unusual menace: the $2 billion problem posed by wild pigs.Read more...
County Waging War On Feral Hogs
Hays County has launched a new program to help reduce the feral hog population after receiving a grant from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Wildlife Services to assist residents with feral hog management efforts.Read more...
Feral Hog Workshop Set for August 10 in Seguin
SEGUIN — The Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Watershed Partnership will present a Feral Hog Workshop Aug. 10 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Guadalupe County, 210 E. Live Oak St., Seguin. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with…Read more...
New Traps to Combat Hog Population in Texas
Millions of wild pigs are in Texas, occupying nearly every single county in the state. Feral hog control involves aerial gunning, animal activated and now human activated trapping systems.Read more...
MDC, USDA Still Seeking Citizen Help in Feral Hog Elimination
Missouri’s feral hog elimination efforts are producing encouraging numbers, but experts know there’s more work to be done.Read more...
Annual Stiles Farm Field Day set for June 19 in Thrall
Feral hog trapping, soybean performance in the Blacklands, pecan tree management and the latest farm bill information will all be discussed at the Stiles Farm Field Day scheduled June 19 in Thrall.Read more...
Conference Held to Discuss How to Fight Growing Wild Hog Population
Farmers, ranchers, and experts from around the state of Texas came together to discuss how to fight growing wild hog population.Read more...
Join MDC Wild Webcast on Feral Hogs March 21
Join the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) for its upcoming interactive Wild Webcast on feral hogs on Wednesday, March 21, from noon to 1 p.m.Read more...
Controlling Feral Swine in Fort Bend County
Fort Bend County feral swine damage is an ongoing and increasing issue among our producers, and landowners. Thousands of undeveloped acreage in the county is allowing feral hogs to reproduce at an uncontrollable rate.Read more...
New Extension Publication - Wild Pigs Negatively Impact Water Quality: Implications for Land and Watershed Management
This publication provides science-based information on the history and distribution of wild pigs (Sus scrofa) in the United States and how these animals negatively impact water quality.Read more...
Urban wild pigs a growing concern in North Texas
The scene a Montague rancher and businessman saw in Denton this week may have surprised many people, but not Don Gresham.
Winter Conditions Improve Wild Hog Trapping Results
Dr. Bronson Strickland with the MSU Extension Service explores why winter is the best time of the year to try to trap wild pigs.Read more...
Despite efforts, feral hogs continue to wreak havoc on local cemetery
Read up on associate director Jim Cathey's insight for The Eagle on College Station's feral hog residents—some of Texas' most formidable foes have taken their destructive tendencies to the College Station Memorial Cemetery and Aggie Field of Honor.Read more...
New Federal Program Will Test Poison Bait on Feral Hogs
Starting this year, a new federal test program will introduce a new poison bait to help eradicate the wild pig populations.Read more...