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Agriculture Commissioner Andy Gipson announces November 2022 Wild Hog Control Program application period

By: Anne Summerhays - November 1, 2022

The application period will be open today, Tuesday, November 1, through Monday, November 14, 2022.

Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson announced that the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC) is accepting a new round of applications for its Wild Hog Control Program (WHCP) beginning today Tuesday, November 1, through Monday, November 14, 2022.

The WHCP provides “smart” traps to landowners and managers for the control of wild hogs on private agricultural and forestry lands in Mississippi. In Mississippi alone, wild hogs cause more than $60 million in damages annually.

Through the WHCP, MDAC provides the training necessary to use the “smart” traps and technical guidance regarding the most effective methods to trap and control wild hogs on private lands. 

Commissioner Gipson said he is proud of the assistance that we offer to farmers and land managers through the Wild Hog Control Program. 

“Now that most crops have been harvested across the state, farmers normally have more time to devote to battling this nuisance animal,” Gipson said. “I encourage anyone that is experiencing a problem with wild hogs to submit a trap application this November.”

Landowners and property managers in all Mississippi counties are eligible for the application period.

Applications must be completed and submitted online at Submitted applications will be evaluated based on the number of acres available for trapping, historical agricultural losses caused by wild hogs on the property and current trapping efforts on the property. 

MDAC said that one trap per 500 acres is recommended, depending on landscape and land use. 

“A cooperative application is encouraged for small acreage (i.e., adjoining land managers of small parcels should work together to submit one application). Traps will be available for one-month intervals, dependent upon use and success,” MDAC said. 

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Anne Summerhays

Anne Summerhays is a recent graduate of Millsaps College where she majored in Political Science, with minors in Sociology and American Studies. In 2021, she joined Y’all Politics as a Capitol Correspondent. Prior to making that move, she interned for a congressional office in Washington, D.C. and a multi-state government relations and public affairs firm in Jackson, Mississippi. While at Millsaps, Summerhays received a Legislative Fellowship with the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi where she worked with an active member of the Mississippi Legislature for the length of session. She has quickly established trust in the Capitol as a fair, honest, and hardworking young reporter. Her background in political science helps her cut through the noise to find and explain the truth. Email Anne: