Landowners Getting Loaner Traps to Deal With Feral Hog Problem

The feral hog problem is severe in Texas, which is why Nueces County officials are offering to help landowners by loaning traps to capture the nasty critters.
Landowners Getting Loaner Traps to Deal With Feral Hog Problem

The feral hog problem is severe in Texas, which is why Nueces County officials are offering to help landowners by loaning traps to capture the nasty critters.

The county has teamed up with its local state Agricultural Extension Office to loan traps to landowers through their feral hog abatement program. The Jaeger traps are big, sturdy and have a smartphone app that allows the user to remotely drop the gate to trap the pigs.

After putting out bait in the trap and then letting the hogs get accustomed to it, users can trap more in the sounder at one time. Trapping them too early and getting only a few can make the others flee and not return or take longer to return, if they do.

Weldon Riebschleager, a ranch owner in Nueces County, knows firsthand the problems feral hogs can cause.

“They’ll tear up the grass and try to get to the roots of them, and tear up your pasture and leave a lot of big holes,” Weldon Riebschleager said in this report.  “They cause a lot of problems and a lot of losses.”

 

 

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