Texas Animal Shelter Coalition

Free Class Urban Coyotes and Feral Hogs

  • 02 Oct 2015
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • HSNT, 1840 E. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth, Texas

There is no pre-registration, registration for CE hours will be done at the time of the class.

Free Class in October!


How to Handle Feral Hog and Urban Coyote Issues


Three (3) hours of DSHS approved continuing education!  You must attend the entire class for credit.


When:  October 2, 2015, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where:  Humane Society of North Texas, 1840 E. Lancaster, Fort Worth

Instructor:  Brett Johnson, Texas Parks and Wildlife


Brett Johnson (Instructor) has been an Urban Wildlife Biologist with TPWD for 11 years.   He works with just about anything wildlife or wildlife habitat relate in the DFW area.  His work has included dealing with coyote and cattle egret issues.  Recently he was also involved in various aspects of the DFW Urban Bobcat study.  Prior to coming to TPWD, Brett worked with black bear in New Mexico, and the endangered Key deer down in the Florida Keys.  Brett has a BS in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences from Texas A&M University, and an MS from Texas Tech.




“Urban Coyotes-Latest Research and Problem Avoidance”—We will review the latest in urban coyote research and gain a better understanding of the national perspective on urban coyotes.  The biology and ecology of the urban coyote will be discussed in the context of how to use that information to avoid “issues”.  Lastly, various management technique options from public education, to hazing, to selective removal will be discussed.


“Feral Hogs in DFW”—Feral hogs are an invasive exotic species that are quickly adapting to living in urban environments.  They do considerable ecological damage and have been linked to a wide variety of potentially zoonotic diseases.  We will discuss the realities of feral hog biology, and look at various models for control efforts around the DFW area.




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