Landowners differ in their opinions of wild pigs

Michael Mengak

University of Georgia

Mike Mengak is a Associate Dean for Outreach and Professor- Wildlife Extension Specialist in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA.  Mike is a Fellow in The Wildlife Society and President-Elect of the SE Section TWS.  He is past chair of the Wildlife Damage Management Working Group.  Mike's recent outreach/extension efforts have included working with county extension agents and landowners on wild pig problems.  His other research and extension work includes deer repellents, armadillo, Allegheny woodrats, endangered Key Largo woodrats, and miscellaneous small mammals.  His first professional job (in 1976) as an undergraduate majoring in Wildlife Management at Virginia Tech was working with wild pigs in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee.

Abstract

Wild pigs (also known as feral hogs) pose threats to agriculture operations through feeding behaviors and disease transfer to domestic stock. Wild pig management programs are in place through state wildlife agencies, yet... [ view full abstract ]

Authors

  1. Michael Mengak (University of Georgia)
  2. Craig A. Miller (Illinois Natural History Survey)

Topic Areas

Topics: Invasive Species , Topics: Transboundary Species Management , Topics: Cognitive Research (Values, Attitudes, Behaviors)

Session

W-1D » Invasive Species (08:00 - Wednesday, 20th September, Diamond West)