It’s just before dawn and Walt Elias sits motionless in a small wooden hunting blind, his AR-15 rifle close by his side. He watches a group of five white-tailed deer, counting on them to alert him to his real prey.
If the deer suddenly perk up and bolt, there’s a good chance the hogs are on their way.
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Texas A&M AgriLife will conduct the Lampasas Feral Hog Workshop from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Grace Fellowship Church, 2974 U.S. 281 in Lampasas.
Topics will include basic feral hog ecology and biology, transportation regulations and related disease concerns, hog hunting and control techniques, and population dynamics and feral hog resources. The workshop will provide five continuing education units for those who hold a private applicator license under the Texas Department of Agriculture.
Individual preregistration is $15 by Friday and $20 after. Contact Lisa Prcin, Lampasas River Watershed coordinator with AgriLife Research, at 254-774-6008, firstname.lastname@example.org.