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Predator management program scheduled

By Sam Womble County Extension Agent

Mark your calendar for an informative program addressing predator management on Thursday, August 22 from 6:30-9 pm at the Mansfield Park Recreation Center. Registration will begin at 6 pm. The Center is located at 2886 Hwy 16N in Bandera.
Predation is always a topic that generates interest by landowners. For sheep and goat producers, a sound predator management program is a must and can be the difference between having a lamb or kid crop to market. Predators can also be responsible for significant damage on rangeland and pastures.
Program topics include:
• Feral Hogs - What's Legal and What's Not? - Dr. James Cathey, Associate Professor and Extension Wildlife Specialist, Texas A&M University,
• Predator Trapping - John Hamilton, Trapper - Bandera Community Livestock & Wildlife Association,
• Cowbird Trapping & EQIP Program Update - Lynn Post, Field Representative, Bandera SWCD.
The program will feature hands on demonstrations and will be worth 2.5 hours of CEU's (1 hour L&R and 1.5 hours IPM) for individuals with a Pesticide Applicator's License. The cost is $10 person and includes program materials and a meal.
Contact the Bandera County Extension Office at 830-796-7755 by Friday, August 9 to sign up.
The program is sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Bandera SWCD, Bandera Community Livestock and Wildlife Association and Jim Bob Brown on behalf of the Bandera County Farm Bureau and Community Livestock and Wildlife Association.
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