Wild Hog Hunters Doing Their Share
Texas has a feral hog problem, with numbers ever growing. Right now Texas Parks and Wildlife estimates there are over 2 million wild hogs. They have a rapid reproduction rate, where 4 hogs can multiply to 30 in a couple of years. The state would have to kill one million per year just to keep the population flat. They have no natural predators, and the wild hogs do millions of dollars in damage to land and crops. A visit from wild hogs can leave land looking like a backhoe came in.
Wild Hog Hunters is one of the professional hog hunting companies that was started up to deal with the wild hog problems. David Dell and Mike VanSant of Sherman, Texas created Wild Hog Hunters in 1995, their slogan is "Makin Em Squeal since 95", from Kens5.com.
"You can snare them, shoot them, trap them, hunt them down with dogs, or stab them with a knife," said Dell. With two-million feral hogs, Dell said you can't rely on just one method. Most of the hogs Wild Hog Hunters gets are sold for meat or used for training dogs.