Due to the cost of upgrading wireless traps to 5G, we are unable to provide free trapping equipment this year but plan to reinstate the voucher program in 2022. To be eligible to receive a free trapping kit, participants must confirm that they own or manage land in Caldwell County by completing a 2021Feral Hog Damage and Control Survey - linked below. Surveys can also be picked up at the Caldwell County AgriLife Extension Office, located at 1403 Blackjack Street, Ste. B, Lockhart, TX 78644, or on bounty days at Smith Supply.

WORKSHOP AND WEBINARS

Caldwell County - July 28, 2020
Click here to watch the recording.

new Microgrant opportunity

The Central Texas Feral Hog Task Force will provide two $1,000 grants to Caldwell County landowners to support special projects designed to mitigate feral hog damage or advance technologies related to feral hog abatement in Caldwell County. Landowners hoping to qualify for this program should complete the form below along with a 2021 CTFHTF Feral Hog Damage and Control Survey. Applications will be scored by the grant selection committee based on need and merit of proposal.


Grant funds will be issued on a reimbursement basis. Signed receipts for any equipment or supplies purchased for this program will be submitted by the grantee to the Caldwell County Auditor for reimbursement of up to $1,000. Grant funds will be released to the grantee for qualified expenditures within 30 days of certification. Applications for this program are due by 11:59pm, June 30, 2021. Grant award recipients will be notified by July 8, 2021.


2021 FERAL HOG BOUNTY

The Caldwell County Bounty is happening now on the second Thursday of the month June - August, as funding allows. Learn more here.

10,457

Verified 36-month Caldwell County Feral Hog Harvest

Trapping Equipment vouchers

We will continue to update this page and our calendar as additional workshops and webinars are scheduled. Stay tuned for updates!

Caldwell County Bounty Program

The 2021 Caldwell County feral hog bounty may be claimed on the second Thursday of each month from June 10 until August 12. 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 10 AM - 1 PM. 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 on the day of, at Smith Supply. The property owner’s name and contact information for where the hogs were harvested from are required on the form.

Workshop and Webinars

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 2021 will include a $5 feral hog bounty, one workshop, one webinar, a countywide damage assessment, free trapping equipment for a limited number of local participants, and two $1,000 grants to support local landowners’ management efforts. 


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 2021.

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 Caldwell County Leadership Committee


​​Dawn Tschirhart, Treasurer
​Eddie Moses

Robert Trudeau, TPWD

Phyllis Hillhouse​

​To monitor and reduce the economic and biological impact of feral hogs to the land, water and wildlife species of Central Texas​.

CALL TODAY: 512.245.6697

Russell Smith
Daniel Sullivan
Val Ramirez
Nick Dornak​

The 2020 Caldwell County Feral Hog Workshop was held virtually, as a webinar on Tuesday, July 28. The second installment was held for Hays County on Wednesday, July 29.