COFFEEVILLE–As the population of wild hogs continues to increase, both across the state and in Yalobusha, landowners will have an opportunity to learn management tactics.
The Yalobusha County Soil and Water Conser-vation and the Yalobusha County Forestry Association are jointly hosting a wild hog seminar at the Multi-purpose building September 12, starting at 6 p.m.
This program will educate landowners about management and practical methods for wild hog control.
Wild hogs are not native to North America and are classified as a “nuisance animal” in Mississippi by state law. Hog populations are rapidly expanding because of their prolific reproductive potential, lack of natural predators, and their ability to survive in virtually any type of habitat, according to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.
Current nuisance animal regulations allow private landowners to trap, hunt, and kill wild hogs year-round with some specific restrictions.
The guest speaker at the program will be Bill Hamrich, who works with Wildlife; Fisheries and Aquaculture at MSU. His area of specialty is wildlife and fisheries. A meal will be provided. Call 662-675-2730 to RSVP by 5 p.m. September 11.