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Seen Any Wild Hogs Lately? Tell the State

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The Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute is making it easier to report wild hog sightings in the state. The NRI has a new webpage where Texas residents can provide details of how many hogs they saw, where they saw them, and what kind of damage the animals cause – such as crop or fence damage, wallowing, or rubbing.

The website also has a map feature to click where you saw the hogs. NRI Associate Director Jim Cathey told the Texas Farm Bureau the information will help the institute figure out how to manage wild hog populations.

The state Department of Agriculture says wild hogs cause near $52 million in damages in Texas every year.

Scott Morgan has been an award-winning journalist since 2001. His work has appeared in several newspapers and magazines as well as online. He has also been an editor, freelancer, speaker, writing teacher, author, and podcaster.