The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division announced a new program, Hunters Helping Farmers, which is a new private lands initiative opportunity that seeks to match up hog hunters in the same county with farmers that need assistance with hog removal.
This initiative is a partnership effort between the Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources in order to help landowners manage the damaging impact of feral hogs.
Examples of feral hog damage include but are not limited to: rooting pastures and rangeland, consumption of native vegetation, negative effects on water quality, and predation of wildlife. They cause millions of dollars of damage each year to the agricultural industry.
Partcipants must agree to abide by all conditions set by farmer/landowner including, but not limited to: 1.) Areas open to hunting; 2.) Weapons as dictated by farmer; 3.) Tree stand/hunting blind use and placement; 4.) ATV use and designated areas; 5.) Number of hunting party members allowed; and, 6.) Number allowed at any one time. They must agree to make every effort to retrieve all game wounded or killed.
Hunters can click here for more information or to apply for the program
Registration for Georgia farmers and landowners can be found on the Georgia Department of Agriculture website.
Click for more information on feral hogs in Georgia.