Texas Has Gone Hog Wild Over Hog Hunting
Texas is having a BIG problem with its wild hog population so, the state has revamped the rules for hunting them.
You no longer need a license to hunt them on private land ... with the landowners permission of course ... and there are no limits on how many you can kill nor is there a recognized "season" you must hunt within.
The change in the law is to not only encourage new hunters but, also to minimize the damage being done by the now out of control hog population. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture:
Feral swine cause major damage to property, agriculture (crops and livestock), native species and ecosystems, and cultural and historic resources. In fact, this invasive species costs the United States an estimated $1.5 billion each year in damages and control costs. Feral swine also threaten the health of people, wildlife, pets, and other domestic animals. As feral swine populations continue to expand across the country, these damages, costs, and risks will only keep rising.
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