A new Web site offering resources to combat feral hogs has been created in a cooperative effort by several land-grant university Extension entities and the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation.
Professional educators with expertise on a variety of feral-hog-related topics have set up what they call a “Feral Hogs Community of Practice.” It will provide producers, wildlife managers and landowners with needed information, says Russell Stevens, Noble Foundation wildlife consultant.
“This community of practice is designed to deliver new ideas and strategies to reduce feral hog numbers,” says Stevens. “When you have a problem that is as significant as the feral hog issue is in the U.S., it requires a multi-institutional, multi-state, and multi-disciplinary educational and informational effort. This resource will bring the best and most timely educational information to those who need it most, as well as accurate information to the public.”
The new Web-based resource – www.extension.org/feral_hogs – will focus on control, adaptive management, biology, economics, disease risks and human interface relating to feral hogs across the U.S.