Texas County putting bounty on hogs
Texas County Feral Hog Bounty Program
Get Paid to Hunt Hogs: Guadalupe County Releases Plans for Feral Hog Bounty Program
By Spring Sault | June 29, 2018
Guadalupe County is taking what they believe to be a proactive approach to the feral hog issue that’s entrenched itself in Texas. Their tails will soon be valued at $5 each in the Texas Hill Country county. Voting Tuesday, June 26, to place a bounty on feral hots, the county commissioners see this as a necessary step in their effort to mitigate the problem of the more than 2K hogs that inhabit Guadalupe County.
In a commissioners meeting back in March, County Extension Agent Travis Franke stated, “I know at the extension office, we get a lot of calls on feral hog control and the problems and the damages and things that they do cause.” Since that time, a grant provided by the Texas A&M AgriLife Service to the county in the amount of $15,000 was earmarked specifically for feral hog control through various management activities, with $5,000 included for bounty expenses. The county is matching that amount of funding toward the success of the program.
Guadalupe County Initiates Planning for Feral Hog Bounty Program