Feral hog problem addressed by county
Feral hogs, a problem across the county, is being addressed by Jack County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agent Charlie Martin.
Martin spoke with commissioners during their Monday, Aug. 9 meeting about securing funding for a trapping system, which would involve the use of drones to do studies on where the hogs are in the county; traps, which can be used anywhere in a precinct once it’s found where they are; and an ATV and trailer to transport the traps where they need to go.
Martin said the state had a grant for $100,000 to be split among 254 counties. Last year’s grant application was around $20,000.
Martin said in an attempt to get some state money, only a drone is being requested this year, plus the software which can allow an area to be downloaded and not have to have someone look at it live.
He said he could get the agriculture kids to possibly help with some fundraisers.
Martin also asked for the potential use of the north half of the Davis Building for 4-H students to work. He noted it would take plenty of elbow grease and sweat to clean the facility up, but while the Youth Fair Board has been great about letting students use the building for their projects and the like, a place for members of 4-H to work of their very own would be even better.
For the full story, see the Wednesday, Aug. 18, edition of the Jacksboro Herald-Gazette.