After 30 million views on their YouTube Channel, the retired Soldiers of JAGER PRO® display their military approach to feral swine control on RFD-TV. The first season (26 shows) will demonstrate how a single Hog Control Operator™ efficiently removes the entire population of 450 feral pigs from a 4,800-acre property along the Flint River in central Georgia. Each week teaches the art and science of Integrated Wild Pig Control® in a carefully documented case study of whole-sounder removal. The purpose of this show is to teach viewers how to eliminate feral swine populations from their entire county or Soil & Water Conservation District using future Farm Bill funding in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.
Founded in 2006, JAGER PRO® consists of 10 retired Soldiers with over 220 years of combined Army training and experience. Upon military retirement, they simply adapted their mission from a two-legged enemy to a four-legged invasive species using the same strategic precision. They were the first company to develop military-grade technology and methods to harvest 100,000+ feral hogs annually in the United States. JAGER PRO® invented the M.I.N.E.® Trapping System with five approved patents and innovated thermal hog control methods in the United States. M.I.N.E.® is an acronym for Manually Initiated Nuisance Elimination® and the cornerstone of their success.
The show is hosted by JAGER PRO® Founder, Rod Pinkston. His remote-control hog trapping and thermal shooting footage were the first to appear on national television and YouTube in 2007. 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” (hunt license) shooting European boars in Germany, Poland, and the Czech Republic. Research learned from jagermeisters (master hunters) and forstmeister (master foresters) helped him develop more efficient feral hog control systems in the United States.
An illustration of this developed efficiency is their Integrated Wild Pig Control® (IWPC®) model. IWPC® is a strategic approach using a series of innovative lethal hog control methods and technologies implemented in a specific sequence based on seasonal food sources. Emphasis is placed on efficient, whole-sounder removal to eliminate escapes, future reproduction, and education while saving fuel, time, money, and labor. The control strategies continually change throughout the various seasons to effectively target adaptive survivors.
The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 contains Section 2408 relating to a Feral Swine Control Pilot Program. The Farm Bill Provision provides $75 million in mandatory funds for five fiscal years from 2019 through 2023 spending $15 million per year. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary shall carry out the pilot program in areas of States in which feral swine have been identified as a threat to agriculture, native ecosystems, human health, or animal health. 50 percent of funds shall be allocated to the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to provide financial assistance for on-farm trapping and technology related to capturing feral swine. The other 50 percent of funds shall be allocated to the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to provide innovative, population reduction methods.
Don’t miss the season premiere of JAGER PRO®, Tuesday, May 7th at 9:30 pm ET (8:30 pm CT) on RFD-TV. Check local listings for availability near you and enjoy the episode promo.