Hogs are wiping out portions of some crops way east of here (east of the Brazos River). They've started damaging crops here in central Texas a few years ago, but the damage is spotty. On our property, we've had no specific hog damage, but just a 1/4 mile down the creek fields have been plowed up overnight. At that location, the owner and some friends of his (such as one of my cousins) have shot between 20 and 30 hogs this year (my cousin accounted for 14, but he doesn't know how many all the others have shot).
They did a helicopter hog hunt last year in Milam county and shot over 200. The pilot said he saw at least another 200 that got away.
One biologist said that if we could kill out 80% of the population, we could stay even.
Dang. I outta finish my .30-30 project and plan a trip down your way.