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Mississippi offering cost-share program for wild hog trappers

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The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC) is offering a cost-share opportunity to Mississippi private land managers battling wild hogs on their property.

From Monday, July 17, through Tuesday, August 15, 2023, private landowners and leaseholders in Mississippi will be eligible to apply for monetary assistance to purchase equipment used for the trapping of wild hogs.

“Our goal is to provide one complete, remotely triggered trap for applicants within limits of the federal appropriation,” Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson said. “This type of trap has been vital to the success of our existing Wild Hog Control Program which began in 2020. In addition to complete trap systems, trap components such as cameras, gates, and panels will be eligible for funding”

Applications will be evaluated and ranked by MDAC based on property use, past and current wild hog damage, past trapping efforts, and the type of trapping equipment requested.

For selected applications, MDAC will reimburse the landowner or leaseholder for a percentage of the cost of purchasing trapping equipment. Reimbursement payments will be provided on a 50 percent cost share basis and will be the lesser of either 50 percent of the applicant’s expenditure or a maximum of $5,000.

The cost-share opportunity was made possible by a time-limited, federal appropriation to MDAC for expansion and support for its Wild Hog Control Program.

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