Texas counties needing financial help controlling feral hogs are being encouraged to pair up and apply for $30,000 in grants.
Medical officials have a health warning for Texans hunting feral hogs. According to the CDC, feral hogs can expose hunters to a bacterial illness called brucellosis.
A competition aimed at curbing the feral hog problem in Texas has resulted in the demise of 12,632 of the animals that damage or destroy hundreds of millions of dollars in crops and ranchland every year.
Want to catch a catfish by hand or shoot a feral hog from a helicopter? Want to keep driving the daytime speed limit after the sun goes down? You can do so legally in Texas starting Thursday.
The dirt in Fran Brown’s yard is churned and ripped up. Her flowerbed is destroyed. Brown – who, ironically, is a landscaper – has a home near the Trinity River corridor, and for her yard and many others, the winter season has gone hog wild.