A Freetown man and others involved in hunting wild hogs plan to conduct a seminar about the topic beginning at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 3 at Carr Township Conservation Club.
Chuck Brenner, who has been hunting wild hogs in Jackson County since 2004, said the seminar is designed to provide information about how to trap, snare, bait and hunt wild hogs.
“The general idea is to educate the public on how to be effective in controlling the hog herd and to help the biologist by reporting and submitting samples for testing the hogs for diseases,” Brenner said.
The event will feature a wild hog roast and drinks for free as long as they last. There also will be drawings for other wild hog-related products, including some pig-sticker knives and snares.
There also will be taxidermy-mounted wild boar that were taken from woods and fields in Jackson County to show people what is out there, Brenner said.
He is organizing other speakers such as conservation officers and a wildlife biologist with the state Board of Animal Health, Dr. Joe Caudell. James Ket from northern Indiana also will attend to talk about use of dogs to track wild hogs.
Brenner became interested in eliminating feral hogs from the area after encountering a wild boar while hunting.
Throughout the years, Brenner said he has killed more than 100 wild hogs in Jackson County.
The conservation club is just west of Medora on County Road 350 South.
For information, call 812-508-9453. For information about feral pigs, visit online at indianasportsman.com.
Brown County mission plans chili festival
It’s the season for a warm bowl of chili, and that’s just what New Song Mission is serving up.
New Song Mission is a nonprofit children’s home campus for orphaned, fatherless and impoverished children in Brown County.
It will hold its first on-campus chili fest Saturday.
During the event, visitors will have the opportunity to tour the campus and hear how God has created this ministry for children, organizers said.
The day begins at noon and ends at 6 p.m. with tours and information sessions offered at 1, 3 and 5 p.m.
The event will allow visitors to see and hear about things that are happening on campus, including completion of the first home and the possibility of children moving into the home by the end of fall.
Brownstown students to perform partriotic musical
Third- and fourth-grade students at Brownstown Elementary School will present the patriotic musical “Let’s Sing, America” at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the high school auditorium at 500 N. Elm St.
The musical celebrates all of the thinkers, heroes, dreams and doers who have worked so hard to make America great, organizers said.
In addition to this musical, student artwork will be on display at the auditorium.
Library plans to have International Games Day
Jackson County Public Library will participate in International Games Day from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Seymour, Crothersville and Medora libraries.
The free program is open to all ages. Each library will offer a variety of electronic and board games. New board games purchased for this year’s event are sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
This year marks the fifth annual International Games Day at Your Library, formerly called National Gaming Day.
In 2011, more than 27,700 people played games at more than 1,400 libraries across the U.S. and in other countries.
For information about International Games Day at Your Library, call the Seymour Library at 522-3412 option 2, the Crothersville Library at 793-2927 or the Medora Library at 966-2278.
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