A bounty is set on one of the state's porky pests.
Starting Sept. 1, a $5 bounty will be offered for feral hogs in Hays and Caldwell counties. The bounty was previously set at $2.
Funds will be provided through the Caldwell County Feral Hog Task Force and the County Hog Abatement Matching Program, otherwise known as CHAMP.
The groups will also be purchasing traps and drop nets, providing aerial control and offering professional feral swine removal services.
The programs were awarded a $30,000 grant from the Texas Department of Agriculture.
According to state officials, Texas is home to the largest feral hog population in the U.S. with nearly 2.6 million feral hogs.
The hogs cause an estimated $500 million in damage in rural and urban areas every year.