Today is Tuesday, July 29, 2014rss RSS feed
Feral Hog

Arkansas Feral Hog Trapping Efforts On WMAs Continue Through Turkey Season

Arkansas Game & Fish Commission

Arkansas Game & Fish Commission

LITTLE ROCK, AR --(Ammoland.com)- As spring temperatures rise, turkeys are gobbling and feral hogs continue their destruction of natural resources across the state.

As part of the agency’s continued effort to control feral hogs, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Wildlife Management Division staff will continue to trap feral hogs through turkey season on several wildlife management areas.

Wildlife management and enforcement division officials met recently and recommended continued baiting and trapping operations to maximize every feasible opportunity to remove the pests. On some WMAs, trapping slowed or ceased during turkey season due to the potential for baiting violations during permit and open turkey seasons. This practice often delayed removal efforts by 4-6 weeks until turkey season was complete. This often resulted in prolonged difficult trapping conditions as natural food resources were more plentiful during the latter portion of spring.

Another benefit to continued trapping is the reduced disturbance during permit hunts on certain WMAs. During these permit hunts, only a limited number of individuals are on the WMAs, usually for a three-day period. Trapping during spring turkey season also allows

AGFC managers to keep gaining ground on reducing the number of feral hogs on WMAs. AGFC personnel will designate small, closed areas where feral hog trapping activities are taking place with official “No Trespassing” signs warning the public to steer clear and avoid traps and equipment. Area managers and biologists will utilize alternative baits that are less likely to attract turkeys and measures will be taken to reduce the exposure of baits during the upcoming turkey season.

Ammoland Click to read AmmoLand FTC Marital Disclosures Distributed to you by - AmmoLand.com – The Shooting Sports News source.
  • Leave a Comment

    • Sign up Ammoland for your Inbox

      Daily Digest

      Monthly Newsletter

    • Recent Comments

      • TEX: I could use another AR15 ! This would give me 3 ! A man can’t have too many AR15′s !
      • Chris: Last time I checked, it was a Bill of RIGHTS, not a Bill of “Needs”! What a traitor to The...
      • Brad: The government can eat my SH-T.!
      • Brad: PeterC I wholeheartedly agree with you. Harry Greid, nothing more ..!
      • TEX: Beatbox,you’re right ! But if you break it down it’s the same difference !
    • Social Activity

    • Most Popular Posts

    • Google+ Direct Connect

    Copyright 2014 AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News | Sitemap | Μολὼν λαβέ

    Win a Daniel Defense DDM4v9 Rifle

    Subscribe and receive our emails , the drawing will be August 15, 2014 maybe you will be the lucky shooter receiving a Daniel Defense DDM4v9 Rifle. For more information visit the Daniel Defense promotional page.
    Monthly email subscription from Ammoland
    13352512
    13903224