You guys, I can’t make this stuff up.
I apologize for not letting you know about this sooner but we have until October 1 so go grab your rifles. Oh, and your helicopters. Because that is an allowable platform from which to kill the hogs.
Taylor and I are proud of so many things about Texas and this really ranks up at the top. The state of Texas has an estimated 2 million feral hogs – more than any other state! When I think of wild hogs, I think of Pumbaa from The Lion King. Apparently, wild hogs are not actually as friendly as depicted in this movie and cause quite a lot of destruction. As a result, Texas initiated a contest last year where they awarded the counties with the most kills in 1 month with $60,000. Last year 60 counties participated and killed around 4000 hogs, which the government viewed as “very successful”. Never mind the fact that 4000 hogs equates to only 0.2% of the Texas hog population. That’s like having 1000 mice in your home, killing two of them, and telling everyone it was a successful cleanup.
This year, the contest is open to all 254 counties and will last for three months. So now you have a reason to come visit us.