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Feral Hog Population Growth, Density and Harvest in Texas

SP-472

Author(s): J. Timmons, B. Higginbotham, R. Lopez, J. Cathey, J. Mellish, J. Griffin, A. Sumrall, K. Skow

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This publication provides information on the Texas feral hog population, including density and growth estimates. It explains a population model that illustrates the estimated growth of feral hogs in Texas. The model estimates that population reduction measures need to increase dramatically, as the estimated harvest rate is only 29% but up to 66% of the population will need to be removed annually for 5 years or more for the population to become stable.

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