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Feral Hogs

Notice of Guadalupe County Bounty Program

The Guadalupe County bounty program began July 16 and will run through August 23, 2018. All tails and forms must be submitted by Thursday, August 23, 2018. During that period, individuals can bring in feral hog tails and/or certified buying station receipts to the Guadalupe County AgriLife Extension office, 210 E. Live Oak Street, Seguin on Tuesdays and Thursdays only during regular business hours. Tails and/or receipts must be from feral hogs harvested in Guadalupe County. Participants will be required to complete a participation form and a W-9. The property owners name and contact information where the hogs were harvested are required on the form. A copy of the form can be obtained from the Guadalupe County Extension Office or at, http://www.feralhogtaskforce.com/guadalupe.html. Forms will be submitted to the Guadalupe County Auditor's Office in a timely matter for payment.

For more information, visit the project website, http://www.feralhogtaskforce.com/guadalupe.html. If you still have questions you can contact the Guadalupe County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office at 830-303-3889 or the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at 512-245-6697.

Future Meetings

No Meetings scheduled at this time.

Feral hogs cause an estimated $52 million of damage to agriculture annually in Texas and they are increasing in numbers across the state. They like to wallow in stream systems leading to sediment and bacteria entering our waterways.

We offer assistance through landowner visits, providing recommendations on ways to control feral hogs, as well as giving presentations to groups of landowners educating them on methods of feral hog control. In addition, we are working on writing several publications that will provide valuable information on controlling damage caused by feral hogs.

To assess how landowners are managing to reduce hogs we developed a statewide reporting system; this system is an effective tool that tracks management efforts and is available at http://feralhogreports.tamu.edu.

There are two types of reporting on the website, one for landowners and another for the general public. As a landowner, we would like you to join us in gathering information on feral hog reduction efforts through our secured login system. Information provided by individuals will be kept private. We will use this information as leverage to bring additional resources (grant dollars) in the fight against feral hogs. If you would rather provide me a written copy of your report, I would be glad to enter the data for you.

We have also developed a wide range of information and publications concerning feral hogs which can be found at:

Josh Helcel
Extension Associate
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
2005 East Main, Suite 124
Gatesville, TX 76528

Mailing Address:
Texas A&M University
2258 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2258

Phone: (979) 845-7471
Fax: (979) 845-7103

Feral Hog Resources: http://feralhogs.tamu.edu/
Feral Hog Reporting: http://feralhogreports.tamu.edu/
Feral Hog CoP Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FeralHogCoP
Wildlife & Fisheries Extension Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wfscextension
Wildlife & Fisheries Extension YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/WFSCAgriLife
Feral Hog Scoop-It: http://www.scoop.it/t/wild-pigs-feral-hogs

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