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Workshops on feral hogs planned


A series of free workshops have been planned in several north Louisiana communities to present suggestions and techniques for managing the wild hog population.

Trailblazer RC&D will be facilitating the four workshops in partnership with the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, USDA APHIS, ENABLE Midstream Partners, Mudd & Holland Consulting Foresters and the police juries of Bienville, Jackson, Claiborne and Bossier parishes.

Organizers said the first workshop will be held Thursday, April 13 at 6 p.m. in the Bienville Parish Library in Ringgold. Additional sessions are planned for May 2 at the Dr. Charles H. Garrett Community Center in Jonesboro, May 4 at the Claiborne Parish Library in Homer and June 29 at Town Hall in Haughton.

Professionals will discuss the history and biology of feral hogs, their impact on wildlife and the environment, control techniques to manage hog populations, updates on new wild hog bait, local control efforts and feral hog resources.

Interested individuals should call 318-255-3554 and leave a name and telephone number on the answering machine or email for additional assistance or information.

Please inform Trailblazer if an accommodation is needed to participate in the workshops.


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