Hunters in Central Texas Take Down Thousands of Feral Hogs

December 27, 2015 02:44 PM

Hunters in one Central Texas county have taken down 8,300 feral hogs in two years under the leadership of a task force that pays $5 a tail.

The Austin American-Statesman reports the Caldwell County Feral Hog Task Force has received about $100,000 in funding from the county and state.

It gives farmers vouchers for hog traps, manages "smart traps" that can capture entire families of hogs at once, and pays a helicopter operator to shoot hogs from the sky.

Feral hogs are dark, muscular and hairy, and they breed quickly. Going unchecked, feral hog populations can eat crops, dig ruts in fields that damage farm equipment and drive up E. coli levels in lakes.

Caldwell County is south of Austin.

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