Read the original article by Mary Claire Patton at ksat.com here.
The hunting of feral hogs without a license is now legal in the state of Texas.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott received overwhelming support after signing Senate Bill 317, authored by Sen. Bryan Hughes.
Feral hogs have been a nuisance for many Texas residents, digging up grass and rooting for food.
KSAT ran a story last October about residents in the Stillwater Ranch neighborhood who were concerned for their children’s safety due to the presence of feral hogs in the area. Read more on that here.
There is currently an estimated population in excess of 1.5 million feral hogs in Texas, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.