If there are those of you who have a problem with ‘pest control’, then this particular article isn’t for you. Feral hogs are a pest and that’s just the bottom line, if you are a farmer, then I know you’ll understand.
The producers of the video below had this to say:
*** Why Do We Hunt Hogs? *** Feral hogs are a non-native and invasive species in Texas. Each year hogs cause millions of dollars in damage in the form of damaged crops, contaminated water supplies, broken equipment, transmission of diseases and injury to livestock.
Feral hogs compete with native wildlife for resources and also prey directly on the eggs and young of ground nesting birds and will actively hunt small mammals, frogs, lizards and snakes.
Due to their intelligence, adaptability, and prolific breeding habits, traditional methods of hunting and trapping have been largely ineffective in reducing the feral hog population.
The introduction of night vision and thermal optics has greatly increased landowners’ ability to mitigate the destruction caused by feral hogs. Feral swine are not considered game animals in Texas and may be hunted by any means or methods at any time of year.
If you clicked on this article to see some good shooting, then you came to the right place! Using thermal optics is a real game changer when it comes to hunting these animals, though it my be dark and the hogs think that they’re safe, they are about to get an education!