If there was a designated feral hog hunting season in Texas, it would be now. The newest way to hunt this destructive exotic species is from the air.
Texas counties needing financial help controlling feral hogs are being encouraged to pair up and apply for $30,000 in grants.
State agriculture officials say more than 7,150 feral hogs were killed as part of a competition to curb their numbers and limit the hundreds of millions of dollars in damage caused to crops and ranchland every year.
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.
Fort Worth animal control officers scrambled through a north side neighborhood after about 30 feral hogs escaped from a slaughterhouse.
Gangs of feral chickens are causing big problems.
The animals are very destructive. And there are about a million and a half of them in Texas.
Texans could hunt hogs and coyotes from helicopters under legislation that has passed the Texas House.
The rural Texas problem of wild hogs is now showing up in urban north Texas.