|Hogs that were trapped and were|
later processed. (Hays Co.)
Hayes and Caldwell Counties, in Central Texas, are offering a $5 bounty for each feral hog that is bagged by hunters. The fee is up $2 from last year.
Bastrop County is offering $5,per feral hog, for the first time.
Some counties that offer bounties require hunters to bring in proof of their harvest, like the tail or ear, to receive their bounty.
According to the Texas Agriculture Department feral hogs are responsible for $500 million in damages each year to crops, fences, roads, ponds, fields and feed loss.
|Hunting hogs as well as trapping|
is an effective way to reduce hog
populations (Hays Co)
The program is funded by the Texas Department of Agriculture Hog Out County Grants Program. Other counties award points for hogs killed or trapped and prizes are awarded to the hunters/trappers.
|Hogs at a feeder in East Texas|
To see if the county you live or hunt in participates in any "hog eradication" program should check with their County Agriculture Extension Agent.