JAGER PRO™ founder, Rod Pinkston, earned his living as a Soldier for 24 years. He retired from the United States Army Marksmanship Unit’s (USAMU) Olympic Shooting Team at Fort Benning, Georgia after his Soldiers won two gold medals at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. The 2008 Games were the first time U.S. shooters earned four shotgun medals in the history of Olympic shooting.
Rod lived in Germany during two separate Army tours for a combined seven years. He earned the coveted “Jagdschein” shooting European boars in Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic. Research learned from Jagermeisters (hunt masters) helped him develop more efficient feral swine control systems in the United States.
Employing retired Soldiers, JAGER PRO™ is the first private company to adapt and develop military-grade technology and methods to harvest 20,000+ feral pigs in Georgia. Based on their high-volume reputation, they were awarded the largest feral swine removal contract ever paid by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division by successfully removing 624 pigs in 76 events.
Rod is a member of the National Wildlife Control Operators Association, invented of the M.I.N.E.™ (Manually Initiated Nuisance Elimination) Trapping System and innovated thermal hog control methods in the United States. He is an expert of the latest feral swine control methods and technology in the industry and his team has over 220 years of combined military training and experience.