Caldwell County has received $20,000 through a grant program from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Wildlife Services to continue countywide feral hog abatement efforts. Caldwell County’s feral hog program for 2019 will include a five-dollar feral hog bounty, one workshop, three webinars, aerial control, a countywide damage assessment and free trapping equipment for a limited number of local participants.
Caldwell County is an affiliate of the Central Texas Feral Hog Task Force and has partnered with The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University and the Plum Creek Watershed Partnership to assist with educational components of the program in 2019.
The next Caldwell County Feral Hog Workshop will be held May 30 at 2pm at the Luling Foundation, 523 S Mulberry Avenue, Luling, TX 78648.
We will continue to update this page and our calendar as additional workshops and webinars are scheduled.
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The 2019 Caldwell County feral hog bounty may be claimed on the first Wednesday of each month until August 7. During that period, you can bring in feral hog tails and/or certified buying station receipts to Smith Supply Co., 1830 Colorado Street, Lockhart, between the hours of 12pm-3pm.
Tails and/or receipts must be from feral hogs harvested in Caldwell County. Participants will be required to complete a W-9 and a participation form. Participation forms can be found linked below or at Smith Supply. The property owner’s name and contact information where the hogs were harvested are required on the form.
The Caldwell County program efforts includes free coral trapping equipment to 17 local participants. To be eligible to receive a free trapping kit, participants must confirm that they own or manage land in Caldwells County by completing a 2019 Feral Hog Damage and Control Survey (link to PDF and ONLINE survey provided below). Surveys can also be picked up at the Caldwell County AgriLife Extension Office, 1403 Blackjack Street, Ste. B, Lockhart, TX 78644, on bounty days at Smith Supply.
The $5 Caldwell County Bounty program will run until August 7! Come every first wednesday of the month to Smith Supply Co.
To monitor and reduce the economic and biological impact of feral hogs to the land, water and wildlife species of Central Texas.
Dawn Tschirhart, Treasurer
Robert Trudeau, TPWD