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September 2014 | Vol 7 | No 3   

 

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Another Option for Feral Hog Control – Aerial Gunning

By Eric Staller, Natural Resources Manager

We had a great turnout at the last Land Managers Lunch, which was sponsored by Jager Pro. Jager Pro discussed their system of trapping for feral hog management. I would also like to make sure that you know about USDA/APHIS Wildlife Services, and their option to help manage your hog problems.

Land Managers Lunch

Rod Pinkston with Jager Pro discusses trapping techniques at the last Tall Timbers Land Mangers Lunch

USDA/APHIS Wildlife Services acknowledges that it will take a combined, coordinated effort from us all to get a handle on the feral swine situation and reduce damage. Wildlife Services can now provide aerial gunning service to help remove feral hogs and aid in reducing feral hog damage. Like any method, aerial gunning has its limitations. However, it can be a valuable tool to accompany trapping and selective shooting. If you have any questions or would like to hear more about the aerial gunning program, please contact: 

Luke Harvard
USDA Wildlife Specialist                                                                                                                                       
(229) 403-2263                                                                                                               

luke.b.harvard@aphis.usda.gov

I am soliciting ideas/topics you would like to have discussed at future lunch programs. Please email eric@ttrs.org with any ideas, or call 850-893-4153 x240. Thank you.

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