Wild Hog seminar May 1

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Anderson County Council Vice-Chair Cindy Wilson and the Town of Williamston will host a wild hog control seminar on Wednesday, May 1 at Williamston Town Hall. The presenters will be Noel Myers and Robert Byrd with the USDA Wildlife Services Office.

The program is scheduled to run from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM. Agenda topics will include: Wild/Feral Pig Management Strategies; Hunting/trapping regulations; Building Partnerships and Outdoor Trap Demonstrations (weather permitting).

Myers is Chairman of the S.C. Wild Hog Task Force, an interagency group established to coordinate educational, research and management efforts to reduce the problems associated with wild hogs in the Palmetto State.

Wild Hog populations have seen a dramatic increase in recent years and subsequently cause tens of millions of dollars of damage annually to agricultural, natural and other areas. Wild hogs also threaten domestic livestock with spread of disease. They reproduce prodigiously, outcompete and destroy habitat for many native plants and animals.

The public is invited to attend and get information, technical advice and support on how to improve the situation on your land with wild hogs. As a service to the community, the program is being offered free to the general public.

RSVP by April 29 to Williamston Town Hall at (864) 847-7473 or by email to Michelle Starnes, Williamston Town Clerk/Treasurer- michellestarnes@williamstonsc.us