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2010 "Volunteers Working With Invasives"
Grants Report Form

Display Report


Project Title: Control and Monitor Feral Hog Populations within the North MS Refuges Complex.
Region: 4
Station: North Mississippi Refuges Complex
Contact Person:
Name and Phone Number
Stephen Gard, 662-226-8286
Project Description:
(Up to 250 words)
This project will support an on-going effort to control and monitor feral hogs on all fee title properties managed by the North Mississippi Refuges Complex that are known to have feral hogs present. Refuge staff will work with volunteers and coop farmers to survey properties using personal observations to identify heavily damaged areas caused by feral hogs. Once areas have been identified game cameras and bait will be used to identify the best areas for trapping. All hogs trapped will be dispatched with the exception of up to 5 females which will be collared and tracked with radio telemetry equipment. Students and instructors from Delta State University’s chapter of The Wildlife Society will monitor collard hogs and collect data regarding range, social interactions and breeding habits of the species.
List of Invasives Species Targeted:Common NameScientific Name
  Feral hog Sus scrofa
Project Status: InProgress
Project Completion Date
or Estimated Completion Date:


Volunteer Affiliation:
(Check all that apply)
VA_FriendsGrp             VA_GradIntern        VA_StudentConsAssoc           
Volunteer Involvement:
Describe the type of work the volunteers performed. (Up to 150 words)
Volunteers assisted by monitoring cameras and bait sights.
Total Number of Volunteers: 10
Total Number of Volunteer Hours: 100
List both new and existing partnerships utilized in this project. (Up to 150 words).
Friends of Dahomey NWR, Delta State Wildlife Society, Adjoining Landowners, MS Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, and Wildlife Mississippi.


Project Results:
Give an overview of the results of the project. Include quantifiable measure of success, such as maps produced, efficacy of control measures, number of sites where invasions were detected early and responded to, number of community contacts, etc. (Up to 250 words).
Seven trap sites( which included large corral traps and cage traps) were maintained throughout the summer with 25 hogs caught and dispatched. FWS staff and Delta State University will attach radio transmitters for monitoring.
Number of Acres Treated: 7,000
Number of Acres Inventoried and/or Mapped: 0
Number of Acres Restored: 0


Budget: Account for funds in broad categories such as equipment, volunteer stipends, travel, coordinator salary/contract, etc.

Total Grant Amount:

$ $11,500

Breakdown of Expenditures:


Total $ Spent
% of Total Grant
Equipment / Supplies $11,500 100
Biocontrol Agents
Volunteer Stipends
Volunteer Coordinator Salary/Contract
Restoration Materials

Recommendations: (OPTIONAL)
How useful was this program for meeting refuge invasive species objectives and how can it be improved?


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