Wild Pig Abatement Program

 

Phase 1:

  • Education and Damage Assessment (program scheduled for Jan 16th)
  • Development of Taskforce for working on the trap/transporting (Meeting Jan 6th)

 

Phase 2: 

  • Facilitating the use of the trap by Cass County Land Owners (throughout 2020)
    • Must have completed the damage assessment and attended the educational program
  • Sell live hogs to live hog buyers in the area 
  • Collect funds from the leasing of the trap and the sale of the live hogs to create a fund to be used for a bounty program

 

Phase 3:

  • Implement the bounty program for residents in Cass County
  • Bounty Program will run from Sept 1 to Nov 18th, paying out $5 per harvest

 

Phase 4: 

  • An additional damage assessment will be applied to determine if the wild pig abatement efforts made an economic impact from 2019 to 2020

PDF Forms

 

  1. The purpose of this bounty program is to offset the cost of time, bait and ammunition used to abate the wild pig population for landowners in Cass County Texas. 
    1. People reporting harvests to collect bounty funds will have to have the following
      1. A Cass County Address on their driver’s license or proof of ownership of property in Cass County
      2. A complete 2020 Cass County Bounty Participation Form
      3. A W-9 Form
  2. The bounty window will be open on September 1st of 2020 and will close on November 18th of 2020. 
    1. The window is narrow to reduce the possibility of people capturing and breeding wild pigs to accumulate additional bounty funds. 
    2. This is the time of year when pigs are less likely to respond to the bait due to the abundance of mast crops on the ground
  3. Participants will be awarded $5.00 per hog harvested during the grant period, subject to availability of funds. 
  4. If a person or persons are found to be breeding wild pigs for use in this bounty program, they will be reported to Texas Parks and Wildlife.
  5. Biological evidence of harvest in the form of a feral hog tail must be provided. A receipt from a Texas Certified Holding Facility will also serve as proof of harvest. 
    1. Biological evidence will be accepted at the Cass County Extension Office at 227 E Rush St, Linden, Texas on the following dates:
      1. September 9th, September 23rd, October 7th, October 21st, and November 18th
      2. Tails will be accepted from 9 am to 12 pm and from 1 pm to 4 pm on these dates. 
    2. Tails must be submitted within 30 days of harvest. 
  6. All forms will be submitted to Cass County Auditor’s office in a timely manner for processing. Once processed, all checks will be mailed to participants to the address provided on the 2020 Cass County Bounty Participation Form
  7. Participation in the Program is voluntary and Cass County does not assume any responsibility or liability for any injury or loss occurred during harvesting of feral hogs.

Cass County Wild Pig Abatement Program

2020 Cass County Bounty Participation Form

Cass County Bounty Program: Subject to fund availability, participants will be awarded $5.00 per feral hog harvested in Cass County. Biological evidence of harvest in the form of a feral hog tail must be provided. A receipt from a Texas Certified Holding Facility will also serve as proof of harvest. To be eligible to participate in the Cass County Wild Pig Abatement Bounty Program, participants must complete and sign the form below and submit a completed and signed W-9. 

Please complete the following form to the best of your ability.

Payee Information

Participant Information Name: Email: 
Phone:  Mailing Address: 

Land Owner Information

Landowner Name
Landowner Phone #
Landowner Mailing Address
Physical Address of Property

How to submit this form and tails to receive payment. 

Completed form and tails must be submitted to the Cass County Extension Office on one of the following dates: 

September 9th, September 23rd, October 7th, October 21st, November 18th

Address

227 E Rush St

Linden, Texas

75563

Questions: 

Contact Jessica at 

903.756.5391 or by email

jessica.rymel@ag.tamu.edu

All forms will be submitted to the Cass County Auditor’s office in a timely manner for processing. Once processed, checks will be mailed to participants at the address provided above. Participants will be paid $5.00 per feral hog harvested. All payments are subject to the availability of funds. Participation in the program is voluntary and Cass County and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Cass County do not assume any responsibility or liability for any injury or loss occurred during the harvesting of feral hogs. 

I certify that all hogs harvested were taken between September 1st and November 18th of 2020 and were harvested in Cass County. I also certify that no wild pigs were bred for this program. 

Signed: ___________________________________     Date: ____/____/______

Approved by: _______________________________   Date:____/____/______

Cass County Wild Pig Abatement Program

2020 Cass County Trap Participation Form

Cass County Wild Pig Trapping Program:  Participants must complete the damage assessment, attend the Wild Pig Abatement Education Program, submit the required fee, and must complete and sign the form below to participate in the Cass County Wild Pig Abatement Trapping Program

 

Please complete the following form to the best of your ability.

 

Project Outline

Landowners will be required to prebait the area where the trap will be placed for a minimum of 10 days prior to the placement of the trap. A member of the AgriLife Extension Agency or the Wild Pig Abatement Task Force will bring the trap to the location and instruct the landowner on its use. The landowner may not relocate the trap to an area of the property that has not been prebaited. The landowner is responsible for contacting the AgriLife Extension Agency once hogs have been trapped so we can arrange for their removal. 

Land Owner Information

Landowner Name
Landowner Phone #
Landowner Mailing Address
Physical Address of Property

How to remit payment: 

The cost to use the Boar Buster Trap will be $100 week. The maximum use of time will be 2 weeks.  The landowner will be responsible for providing bait for the trap.

Make checks payable to Cass County Treasurer’s Office 

Mailing Address

PO Box 471 

Linden, Texas

75563

Questions: 

Contact Jessica at 

903.756.5391 or by email

jessica.rymel@ag.tamu.edu

Payment must be received prior to the placement of the trap. If you have any issues with the trap while it is in your custody, please contact the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agency as soon as possible so they can be resolved during your two-week window. 

 

By signing below you certify that you will not hold Cass County liable for any damages to your person or property when using the Cass County Boar Buster. You also agree to pay for damages sustained by equipment while it is in your custody. You also certify that you have completed the required damage assessment and educational program. 

 

Signed: ___________________________________     Date: ____/____/______

Approved by: _______________________________   Date:____/____/______

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