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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 • 11:00am - 11:20am
SYMPOSIUM-05: Cooperative-based Feral Swine Control and Outreach

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AUTHORS: Rod Pinkston, JAGER PRO

ABSTRACT: Both the feral swine problem and solution touch a wide range of human demographics. Property damage and disease impact urban, suburban and rural stakeholders. Large-scale control efforts require major collaboration between multiple state agencies, federal entities and private organizations. Navigating such a diverse array of public participants requires a cooperative-based approach and is critical to the success of an Integrated Wild Pig Control™ program. While past outreach campaigns have proven successful, landowners comment that the lack of professional assistance for direct control of feral swine is a limiting factor in their commitment and long-term success. Previous recreational sport hunting efforts and conventional trapping attempts did not decrease feral swine populations or limit their range expansion. An integrated, whole-sounder approach implemented by trained and certified professionals is required to accomplish efficient population control by using all legal means available. Trained people must execute an effective work process using efficient products capable of achieving the stated performance standard. This presentation will explore a current feral swine control pilot project in Georgia to demonstrate an effective multi-agency, multi-landowner “cooperative” approach by implementing a comprehensive Integrated Wild Pig Control™ program across a large tract of land. Project Partners expect the feral swine population reduction to directly benefit water quality and natural resources in the watershed. Landowners and agricultural producers will profit by experiencing significant reductions in both wildlife habitat damage and agricultural crop damage caused by feral swine.

Tuesday October 23, 2018 11:00am - 11:20am
Grand Bay II

Attendees (4)