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Published in 2008 National Conference on Feral Hogs. April 13-15, 2008; St. Louis, MO Hosted by the Missouri Department of Conservation. Used by permission.


Feral hogs impact a number of resources including agricultural crops, wildlife, rangelands and watersheds. Additionally, feral hogs pose a disease risk to domestic livestock and humans. The Texas Wildlife Services Program (TWSP) is responsible for managing damage to these and other categories of resources. TWSP is developing performance measures specific to the resource protected which allows for better decisions regarding the intensity of control needed. Conflicts discussed include human and livestock diseases, agricultural crops, rangeland, wildlife predation and competition with native wildlife. Performance measures for each resource will be discussed.