Hunters in two Texas Counties are about to go hog wild, as the Central Texas Feral Hog Task Force is offering bounties in both Hays and Caldwell Counties.
Seems the hog population in Texas has gotten so bad that hunters are being offered bounties to help get it under control.
According to CBS Austin, the bounty money is coming from a grant from a program funded by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service - Wildlife Services.
Both Hays and Caldwell Counties will offer the bounties starting in February 2022.
There will be two bounty opportunities offered in Hays County and bounties can be claimed in Caldwell County on the third Thursday of each month from February 17 to July 21.
Hays County received a $7,500 grant from the program while Caldwell County received $20,000.
The Feral Hog Task Force said hunters can get $5 per hog but must provide the tail or a certified buying station receipt in order to get paid Hunters will need to provide a W-9 and a participation form.
Collect Your Hog Money
In Caldwell County you can take the tails/receipts to Smith Supply Co. located at 1830 Colorado Street in Lockhart between 10a to 1p. on the Third Thursdays of the month.
In Hays County you can do the same at the Hays County Extension Office, 200 Stillwater Road in Wimberley from 8a to 12p and at the Hays County Second Precinct in Kyle on the third Friday of every month, February 18 - July 15 from 10 - 1p.