Tennessee Wild Hog Damage Survey to Be Conducted

Monday, September 21, 2015 | 4:03pm

Tennessee Wild Hog Damage Survey to Be Conducted

NASHVILLE --- The University of Tennessee is preparing to conduct a brief survey of farmers and other rural landowners to estimate statewide economic damage from wild hogs. The study is being sponsored by the Tennessee Wild Hog Eradication Action Team (WHEAT).

Survey recipients will be chosen at random from a list of farmers and other rural landowners across the state. If a person receives a copy he or she is asked to please complete the survey and return it in the provided postage-paid envelope. Responses will be extremely important to fully assess the impacts wild hogs have on the rural economy and environment.

WHEAT requests the spread of the word of the survey project from participants. Survey results will be used to inform landowners, farmers, wildlife managers, extension agents, and legislators. Persons can learn more about the survey by contacting UT Professor Neelam Poudyal (865) 974-8771 or by email npoudyal@utk.edu or WHEAT coordinator Chuck Yoest at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, (615) 781-6615 or by email, Chuck.Yoest@tn.gov.

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