Feral hogs are becoming more and more of a problem in Llano County and surrounding counties. Are you tired of fixing fences, replanting fields, repairing water troughs, losing baby calves, fawns, lambs, and kids? Experts say that to control the hog population, 70% have to be harvested each year. To my knowledge, we are not making that mark, so the hog population is growing out of control. Dr. Dale Rollins and Dr. Jim Gallagher, who are Wildlife Specialists for the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, are coming to Llano County to present a program focusing on feral hogs.
There will be a Feral Hog Appreciation Day on Tuesday, May 4, with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. and the program starting at 9:00 a.m. This program will be held at Schorlemmer Hall, which is the activity center of St. James Lutheran Church, 1401 Ford St., Llano, TX.
Some of the topics for this program will include: Appreciating Feral Hogs, What’s Your Feral Hog IQ, Coping with Feral Hogs, Interactions with Native Wildlife, Disease Concerns, Laws and Regulations for Hunting/Trapping, and Controlling/Hunting Feral Hogs.
There will be a $20.00 registration fee if pre-registered before the program. If you do not pre-register, the cost is $25.00 at the door. All payments can be made the day of the program. Lunch will be provided.
If you have a pesticide applicator’s license, six (6) continuing education units will be offered at this program for recertification.
Call the Llano County Extension Office at 325-247-5159 to pre-register. Educational programs of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, or national origin. If you need any special accommodations, please contact Jamie Osbourn at 325-247-5159, so we can consider your request.