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Feral Hog Grant Programs

Texas is home to nearly 2.6 million feral hogs, the largest feral hog population in the U.S.  Their numbers are continuing to increase because of their high reproductive potential and the lack of natural predators. Feral hogs wreak havoc on property, livestock, crops and pastures across the state and frustrate landowners because of their destructive nature. Landowners have reported extensive damage to crops, fences, roads, ponds, fields and feed loss. Texas AgriLife Extension Service estimates that statewide annual economic damage caused by feral hogs is $500 million. And, unless aggressive control measures are undertaken, the feral hog problem is expected to worsen in the years ahead.

Grant Programs

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Brenda Tharp
(512) 463-6695  

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Feral Hog Grant Programs
Mindy Fryer
Texas Department of Agriculture
1700 N. Congress Avenue
11th Floor
Austin, TX  78701
Phone: (512) 463-6908

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