A Wild Hog seminar will be held on June 17 at the Canton Multipurpose Complex located at 501 Solider Colony Road in Canton.

Tree growers, hunters, wildlife management, farmers and landowners know that wild hogs are not just a nuisances; they are disease-carrying, destructive, invasive species that cannot be ignored.

This seminar is to educate the public on the need to manage the exploding population of wild hogs. The session will cover foundations of wildlife damage management: wild hog history, ecology, feral swine disease and potential health implications to humans and livestock. Our guest speaker, Dr. Bronson Strickland, Associate Extension Professor in the MSU Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture said anyone with wild hogs in the area will benefit from this workshop. "Participants will get some hands-on experience on managing this invasive pest", he said. "MSU has created several products like publications, websites and videos that should help with educational efforts, but these don't replace the one-on-one instruction available at this workshop, especially when learning how to construct traps." Also speaking will be Cliff Covington-MSU Extension on traps and Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks on laws governing the removal of wild animals.

The program is provided by the Madison County Forestry Association, Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District, MSU Extension Service, Rankin County Soil and Water Conservation District and Yazoo County Forestry Association.

Admission is free. However reservations are required and the deadline is.

For reservation or more information call the Canton MSU Extension Service at 601-859-3842 .