Counties increase feral hog bounties


Some Texas counties are increasing bounties on feral hogs.

A number of counties award bounties of $2 to $7 per hog killed or trapped in the county.

The Austin American-Statesman reported that Hays and Caldwell counties in Central Texas are offering a $5 bounty for each hog bagged by hunters, up $2 from last year. Bastrop County is offering a $5 bounty for the first time.

Other counties also offer bounties, usually requiring hunters to produce the tail of the hog to receive the award. Through the Texas Department of Agriculture Hog Out County Grants Program, other counties award points for hogs killed or trapped and award prizes.

Hunters should check with their county where they hunt to determine the programs or bounties available and how to comply.

3 Responses

  1. andy nosbush

    We are from south Dakota and trying to set up a hog hunting trip down in Texas wondering on non resident hunting license prices and looking for info on the counties offering bounties cause we plan on shooting a lot of hog and wondering where the best place that needs the hogs managed

    • Conor Harrison

      Hi Andy- Man, throw a dart! Anywhere in Texas has a hog problem right now. Central Texas counties like Bastrop, Hays and Caldwell all have bounty programs that pay between $2 and $5 for pigs. There are many outfitters in the area that shoot hogs. For hunting license info, go to for current price lists. Good luck and send pictures!