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.