The task force boasts cutting-edge hog-hunting gear: traps controlled by wireless technology, 1,600-square-foot drop nets that can be deployed remotely, aerial patrols and even the services of a feral hog hunting expert.
Members of the Caldwell County Feral Hog Task Force hope the high-tech aid and $5-per-hog bounty will help hunters make a dent in the feral hog population of Hays and Caldwell counties, where the tusked creatures destroy fields, tear up waterways and drive off native wildlife.
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Collect the bounty
The $5 feral hog bounty is available in Hays and Caldwell counties through Aug. 31, 2014, while funds last.
Hogs that are trapped live can be sold to a facility south of New Braunfels for processing into pork. For information, contact R.A. “Bubba” Ortiz at (210) 771-8541.
Hunters may also collect the bounty by bringing the feral swine tail in a sealed plastic bag to one of the following facilities:
- Caldwell County Farm & Ranch, 519 N. Colorado St., Lockhart; (512) 398-2727.
- Salt Flat Feed & Mercantile, 898 N. Magnolia Ave., Luling; (830) 875-8800.
- King Feed, Garden and Hardware, 14210 Ranch Road 12, Wimberley; (512) 847-2618.
- Triple S Feed, 2111 U.S. 290, Dripping Springs; (512) 894-0344.