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Ohoopee River Conservation District now offering feral swine control services

The Ohoopee River Conservation District is excited to announce their participation in the Georgia Association of Conservation Districts’ (GACD) Feral Swine District Initiative. Landowners located within Emanuel, Montgomery, Toombs, Treutlen, and Wheeler counties are invited to participate in the District’s feral swine control services.

Feral swine have become increasingly detrimental in Georgia, causing significant damage to agricultural crops and natural resources throughout the state. The economic impact of damage caused by feral swine in Georgia is estimated at over $150 million. Feral swine are one of the greatest invasive species challenges facing Georgia. Following an Initiative spearheaded by the Brier Creek Conservation District, Conservation Districts throughout Georgia are partnering with GACD to acquire feral swine control equipment and are contracting with local Hog Control Custodians to eradicate feral swine within the District.

Lynn Jonnson, Chair of the Ohoopee River Conservation District, says, “Due to the tremendous financial and informational assistance of GACD, we have been able to purchase a Jager Pro feral hog trapping system for our District. Feral hogs have caused tremendous damage to crops, to our land and landscapes, as well as polluting our water resources. Through this program, we hope to be part of controlling and eradicating these pests.”

The Ohoopee River Conservation District serves as the local voice for soil and water conservation with producers and landowners in Emmanual, Montgomery, Toombs, Treutlen, and Wheeler counties.

If you are interested in hog control services, please contact the District’s Hog Control Custodian, John McDonald, Jr. at 912-245-2173 or [email protected] gmail. com. For more information about GACD’s Feral Swine District Initiative, visit www.gacd.us/feralswine, email [email protected] or call 1-833-411-GACD.

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