Feral swine meeting coming up May 23 In Anson County

By on May 12, 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.”

Feral swine continue to pose a threat to agriculture and the environment because of their invasive nature. NCDA&CS is part of the N.C. Feral Swine Task Force looking at ways to help address this growing issue. The task force is holding its second public meeting May 23 in Anson County. The group hopes to have more meetings coming up.

Today’s Topic for April 30

Feral Swine Listening
Session

Hosted
by the NC Feral Swine Task Force and the N.C. Cooperative Extension Anson
County Center

Where: Anson
County Extension Service

501
McLaurin St Wadesboro, NC

When: Thursday, May 23, 2019 from 6 – 8 PM

RSVP: 704-694-2915

Agenda:

6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Trapping Techniques (USDA-WS)
Trap Types
Trap Components
Trigger Types
Baiting Strategies
Camera Techniques
Trapping Tips

6:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

Introductions (All)
NC Feral Swine Task Force
Mission and Purpose
Goals and Objectives

6:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

Feral Swine Background/History (WRC)
Biology/Distribution
Damage and Diseases
Rules and Regulations

7:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Open Discussions (All)
Why are you here?
What concerns do you have?
What would you like to learn?
Outreach and handouts?
Management options – fencing, hunting, and trapping?
Pros and Cons

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