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Timothy Meads
Aug 22, 2019


We've all been there. Your small kids are out playing in the yard. Suddenly, within three to five minutes of you opening the door, there are 30 to 50 feral hogs running through. How are you supposed to kill them, you may ask? While this recent scenario caused perhaps the most unexplainable comedic event on Twitter in quite some time, feral hogs are apparently such a problem in Texas that you no longer need a license to hunt them. Starting September 1, you can just go out and shoot them however you please so long as it's public land.

In March of 2019, the Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPW) Commission made several rule changes for the 2019-2020 hunting season. Amongst those rules were several de-regulations. According to ReformAustin.com, "legislators passed Senate Bill 317 to address the 1.5 million feral hogs in Texas that cause around $400,000,000 of damage each year. The new law exempts anyone hunting on public lands from needing a license to hunt feral hogs."

In early August, father Willie McNabb earnestly asked Twitter in the middle of a heated gun debate, "Legit question for rural Americans - How do I kill the 30-50 feral hogs that run into my yard within 3-5 mins while my small kids play?"

For some reason, McNabb's tweet took off. Outlets from The Washington Post to CNN to Esquire Magazine all ran stories on his question. It was simply an unexplained oddity that went viral. Well, Mr. McNabb, if you're in Texas and legally own a gun, you can simply wait for those 30-50 feral hogs to go on to public land and then knock 'em off one by one.




https://townhall.com/tipsheet/timot...l-feral-hogs-in-texas-starting-sep-1-n2552077
 
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Not on state land? Just get serious and shoot them statewide. If they’re such problem, why protect them on state land? Bring down the price on night vision scopes and take them out.
 

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There is so little public land compared to private in Texas. The ranchers whining the loudest about hog problems then want you to pay through the nose to help them eliminate their problem. Florida is supposedly second in hog population; here, it is open season all year long. They to take the same attitude towards ALL invasive species here, especially the large snakes now wiping out everything in the Everglades.
 
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Texas needs place a bounty on each feral hog killed. That way bounty hunters get compensated for their time and ammo.
 
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Legal to kill them in New Mexico without a license. Not sure of the rest of the details but worth checking out. The hogs are moving into Eastern NM from West TX and they are moving further West every year.

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The hogs are also starting to move further north each year. I don't know what's worse as far as invasions go - the illegals, the feral hogs or Obama's spreading Somali Muslims around the country
 
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