Release Date: 02/12/2008

A Feral Hog Population Assessment Survey is available on the LSU AgCenter's Web site to collect and analyze data to help determine the scope of the feral hog problem in Louisiana.  To participate in the survey follow this link: www.lsuagcenter.com/NR/rdonlyres/20A89D5F-52DC-4CE7-806E-925B7EA5126D/43001/FeralHogsSurvey1.pdf.

The survey was developed jointly by the LSU AgCenter and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) to document the damage caused by feral hogs and also guide research needs to address the problem.  The survey deadline is March 1.

"We want to encourage all landowners to please respond to this survey.  The survey consists of 17 straightforward questions, and should only take a short time to complete," said Nan Huff, LDWF wildlife disease coordinator.  "The information from these surveys will help us design wildlife programs to help control the feral hog population and the problems they create."

The LSU AgCenter will compile the data and summarize the results in an upcoming issue of Louisiana Wildlife News.

Respondents may download, print and mail the completed survey to Dr. Michael Kaller, School of Renewable Natural Resources, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La.  70803, or the survey may be completed on-line at www.zoomerang.com/survey.zgi?p=WEB227D3TF6Y75.

For more information, contact Nan Huff at 225-765-0823 or nhuff@wlf.louisiana.gov.