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Hog Control Notice
September 3, 2020 @ 11:00 pm - September 24, 2020 @ 4:00 am
HOG CONTROL UPDATE & ADDTIIONAL NOTICE
September 3, 2020
The actions announced by the board on August 14th and August 17th were executed, improving the situation with damage to common ground.
The recent work by a local professional has resulted in physical removal of several hogs from the HTL – others have been ‘run out’ on several nights and seem to be returning with lesser impact.
These efforts have identified that at least four (4) different groups of hogs are active in the targeted common areas. Consultation with county wildlife official has confirmed that it is impossible to catch/kill enough hogs to control the population and that the best approach is to continue to harass them so that they will leave the area, at least for some period of time.
Therefore, the board has approved the continued use of dogs to chase & potentially capture hogs. The number captured may be insignificant, but the presence of dogs creates an ‘unsafe’ place for the hogs, causing them to vacate.
Property owners who might notice use of the dogs are those whose property backs up to the golf course; those whose property is in the typical path of the hogs coming to the golf course from other areas; AND property owners around lakes & dams where hogs have been damaging common property.
The expectation is that dogs could run every night, between the hours of 11 p.m. & 4 a.m., for the next two-three weeks (through September 24th). If the dogs are needed beyond this date, an additional notice will be posted.
These intensive efforts will not eliminate hogs forever (nothing will), but should reduce the activity & damage for some period of time.
RESIDENTS – PLEASE STOP PUTTING OUT CORN FOR DEER
(Corn intended for deer is also being consumed by & attracting hogs)