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The following schedule is from the 72nd Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies which was held October 21-24, 2018 in Mobile, Alabama. 
Tuesday, October 23 • 10:40am - 11:00am
SYMPOSIUM-05: Field Testing HogStopper® Feeders to Assess Non-Target Wildlife Bait Exposure

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AUTHORS: Jeffrey P. Duguay, Maria Davidson, Jim LaCour, Tony Vidrine – Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

ABSTRACT: The invasive feral hog (Sus scrofa) causes both economic loss and ecological damage. Many different methods have been employed to try and reduce feral hog populations, including shooting, hunting with dogs, trapping, and poisoning. In February 2017 the Texas Department of Agriculture approved the use of Kaput® Feral Hog Bait with the toxicant warfarin, an anticoagulant rodenticide, for use in controlling feral hogs. However, under the threat of lawsuits and public opposition to the use of toxic bait for controlling feral hog populations, Sciemetrics Ltd. Corp withdrew its registration of Kaput® Feral Hog Bait in the state of Texas. We placed 10 HogStopper® feeders (hereafter feeders) in Louisiana black bear (Ursus americanus luteolus) populated areas on private lands in Louisiana. We used both digital and video cameras to determine what species of wildlife were able to gain access to the feeders and if feed was spilled by feral hogs feeding at the feeders. We will discuss the applicability of using HogStopper® feeders with toxicant baits to minimize non-target wildlife bait exposure.

Tuesday October 23, 2018 10:40am - 11:00am
Grand Bay II

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