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Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Speaks to Feral Hog Problem

Texas Parks and Wildlife is supporting a program to reduce hog populations in Texas.

There are an estimated 2.5 million feral hogs roaming Texas, and hunting alone cannot control the numbers.
Take a look at how the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is beginning to support a program using targeted baiting to reduce their numbers and not harm native wildlife while doing it.

I had the unique privilege on a business trip to Houston five years ago to participate in a hog hunt in a rural area, and it was exciting. One of my buddies actually was charged by a feral hog, and our guide took it out with a well-placed shot. Adrenaline-pumping stuff!

It’s incredible that in order to even keep these massive populations of feral hogs in check requires a 70 percent control rate, which is hard to achieve.

So calling all hunters! Help out the native Texan wildlife, and get out there to hunt some of these pigs.

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Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Speaks to Feral Hog Problem