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Technical Training Focuses on Feral Hog Control Methods

Posted Sep. 13, 2018

ARDMORE, Okla. — Feral hogs cause significant ecological damages that hinder production agriculture and cause economic burdens to landowners and recreationists. The Noble Research Institute will host a Feral Hog Management Training from 8 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Noble Research Institute Pavilion.

This technical training will provide an opportunity for landowners and hunters to see the tools available to manage feral hogs. Noble consultants and specialists will teach best management practices and demonstrate conventional, innovative and integrated strategies to control feral hogs.

"Feral hogs are a tremendous problem in the United States, having invaded more than 40 states," said Josh Gaskamp, Noble Research Institute wildlife and range consultant. "This invasive species is causing serious problems for agricultural producers and many others. They compete with native wildlife and damage pastures and crops, creating a need for effective control methods."

Participants can expect hands-on training, discussion on the future of hog control, and opportunities to share successes and failures with fellow trappers and researchers.

There is no registration fee, but preregistration is requested. For more information and to register, please visit www.noble.org/events or call 580-223-5810.

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Feral Hogs in a Boar Buster TrapFeral hogs cause significant ecological damages that hinder production agriculture and cause economic burdens to landowners and recreationists. The Noble Research Institute will host a Feral Hog Management Training on Oct. 4 at the Noble Research Institute Pavilion.

Noble Research Institute, LLC (www.noble.org) is an independent nonprofit agricultural research organization dedicated to delivering solutions to great agricultural challenges. Headquartered in Ardmore, Oklahoma, the Noble Research Institute conducts fundamental, translational and applied research; offers no-cost consultation and education to farmers, ranchers and land managers; operates seven research and demonstration farms; and educates students of all ages about science and agriculture. The Noble Research Institute was founded by Lloyd Noble, an Oklahoma oilman and philanthropist, in 1945 as The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation to advance agriculture and land stewardship.

For media inquiries concerning the Noble Research Institute, please contact:
J. Adam Calaway, Director of Communications and Public Relations
580-224-6209 | 580-224-6208 fax

Robyn Peterson, Public Relations Coordinator
580-224-6294

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