Landowners to get advice on wild hog management

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

Landowners and other concerned citizens can get free advice about dealing with feral hogs during a workshop June 14 at the Washington County Fairgrounds, 1109 N. Delaware Ave., in Dewey.

Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. Following a meal, Ag Educator Bruce Peverley from the OSU Extension Service will get the feral hog program started at around 6:30 p.m.

Attendees will have an opportunity to hear from experts about feral swine management and damage control. Tips are to be given on trapping and shooting wild hogs, as well as about proper carcass disposal. Dangers associated with the animals — including their diseases — will also be discussed.

Recently, a bill passed by the state legislature would have allowed for nighttime hunting of feral hogs — providing the landowner had consented to the plan. The proposal failed to get signed into law by Gov. Fallin, however.

There is no cost for the workshop and the dinner will be provided free. Event organizers are nonetheless requesting advance signups to assist with their planning. Call the Washington County Extension Office at 918-534-2216.

The program is being sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, in partnership with the Oklahoma State University Cooperative Service and the Caney Valley Conservation District.