Coosa River Conservation District offering feral swine trapping services
The Coosa River Soil and Water Conservation District has launched its feral swine trapping program. Landowners located in Bartow, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Paulding, Polk and Walker 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.
The Coosa River Conservation District serves as the local voice for soil and water conservation. In order to offer relief to landowners struggling with invasive feral swine, the district purchased a Boar Buster Trapping System and contracted with a hog control custodian to operate the system throughout the district.
There is a $250 set-up/monitoring fee, which includes remote usage on-site for a minimum of two weeks. After two weeks, the landowner may renegotiate terms for additional compensation. There is an additional reimbursement fee for mileage at $0.56 per mile.
If you are interested in hog control services, please contact District Hog Control Custodian Billy Edwards (Floyd County) at 770-548-1081 or 706-290-9979. For more information about the Coosa River Conservation District visit www.gacd.us/coosariver.