UPDATE: Reported Feral Hog Harvest in Caldwell County and Hays County during first 6 months of CHAMP program stands at 2,247 (September 2013 through February 2014)

CHAMP First 6 Months

Turn in those feral hog tails before the 2013 - 2014 Caldwell / Hays Feral Hog Bounty funds run out!

 

Caldwell / Hays County $5 feral hog bounty claim stations.  Bounty runs October 1, 2013 through August 31, 2014.  Feral swine tails accepted in sealed plastic bags during business hours.  Receipts from a Certified Holding Facility will also serve as proof of harvest.
Caldwell County Farm & Ranch
519 N. Colorado St.
Lockhart, TX 78644
Salt Flat Feed & Mercantile
898 N. Magnolia Ave.
Luling, TX 78648
King Feed, Garden and Hardware
14210 Ranch Road 12
Wimberley, TX 78676
Triple S Feed
2111 US Hwy 290
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
 

Plum Creek Watershed Feral Hog Project

As in many areas across the Texas landscape and elsewhere in the nation, feral hog numbers appear to be increasing in the Plum Creek Watershed. These animals damage crops, livestock, pets, landscaping, and natural habitat in rural and urban areas alike.

Feral hogs also have the potential to contribute to water pollution. Due to their numbers, distribution, and behavior, feral hogs can increase the levels of sediment, nutrients, and bacteria in streams and lakes. Habitat analysis and landowner observations indicate this is the case in the Plum Creek Watershed. In some situations, water quality may become so degraded that it cannot support recreation or aquatic life.

The Texas AgriLife Extension Service is cooperating with the Plum Creek Watershed Partnership to address this growing local issue. Working to provide information and assistance to watershed landowners, we may reduce the effects of feral hog activity.

Caldwell County Feral Hog Task Force News

CHAMP Award Letter

2013 through 2014 Task Force Program Forms for Caldwell/Hays County
Click the links below to download program forms.  Drop off completed forms at any bounty claim station, scan and email to ccfhtf@gmail.com or submit by mail to CCFHTF, P.O. Box 223, Lockhart, TX 78644
Additional programs available to Caldwell / Hays County landowners through the Task Force.  Sign up via email or in person at one of four bounty claim stations.  Email requests to ccfhtf@gmail.com.
Special Programs
Suggested Donation (not required)
Aerial Control
$25 registration PLUS 10₵ per acre
Professional Trapping and Hunting Services
$2 per harvested feral hog
30’ and 17’ corral traps with wireless technology
$50 per month of use
40’ Drop Net with wireless technology
$50 per month of use
Volunteer hunters/trappers
Task force will work with landowners to match needs with volunteers
 
Task Force Leadership Committee:
 
Contact the Task Force at ccfhtf@gmail.com
 2013-2014 Caldwell County Feral Hog Task Force Leadership Committee 
Mark Carrillo Landowner mcarrillo@apple.com
Stuart Carter Landowner cccc39@yahoo.com
Nick Dornak Plum Creek Watershed Partnership ndornak@plumcreekwatershed.org
Meredith Longoria Texas Parks and Wildlife meredith.longoria@tpwd.texas.gov
Jesse Staton Landowner doe555@msn.com
Dawn Tschirhart Landowner / Treasurer dawntsch@gmail.com
Tom Bonn Caldwell County Representative tom.bonn@co.caldwell.tx.us
Shane Scott Hays County Representative sscott@sanmarcostx.gov
 
In the media:

Plum Creek Watershed Feral Hog Project

As in many areas across the Texas landscape and elsewhere in the nation, feral hog numbers appear to be increasing in the Plum Creek Watershed. These animals damage crops, livestock, pets, landscaping, and natural habitat in rural and urban areas alike.

Feral hogs also have the potential to contribute to water pollution. Due to their numbers, distribution, and behavior, feral hogs can increase the levels of sediment, nutrients, and bacteria in streams and lakes. Habitat analysis and landowner observations indicate this is the case in the Plum Creek Watershed. In some situations, water quality may become so degraded that it cannot support recreation or aquatic life.

The Texas AgriLife Extension Service is cooperating with the Plum Creek Watershed Partnership to address this growing local issue. Working to provide information and assistance to watershed landowners, we may reduce the effects of feral hog activity.

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