Busting feral hog myths

Burns, Robert
April 2011
Southwest Farm Press;4/7/2011, Vol. 38 Issue 10, p12
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The article reports on research conducted by Dr. Roel Lopez and Dr. Billy Higgenbottom to quantify the actual number of feral hogs in Texas in an attempt to change myths about their population. It notes that geographic information system (GIS) techniques were used by Lopez to estimate accurately the feral hog population growth rates by identifying first the extent of their habitats in the state. The study reveals that the population growth of these animals is between 18% and 20% annually.


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