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Hog abatement program has now started
Jon Gersbach
Milam County Extension Agent

The CHAMP program is set up to help counties provide incentives to manage the feral hog population in Milam County. Funding is provided through a grant from the Texas Department of Agriculture. Milam County, along with Bell, Falls, Coryell and Hamilton Counties, will partner in this program.

Since April 1, Milam County will pay a $7.50 bounty for every feral hog killed. As evidence the person must bring the hog snout individually frozen in a ziploc plastic bag on the designated dates and times to the Milam County Commissioners’ Precinct offices.

Along with the hog snouts, a signed form from the landowner must accompany the snouts. Forms may be picked up from the following locations: Milam County Extension office, 100 East 1st Street, Cameron, Texas; County Judge’s Office in the Milam County Courthouse, any Milam County Commissioner Precinct office, or you can print form from the following website: http://milam. agrilife.org.


Taije Schroeder of the Thorndale 4-H Club showed the reserve champion goat. Taije Schroeder of the Thorndale 4-H Club showed the reserve champion goat. Evidence (snouts) and completed form must be brought to a Commissioners’ Precinct office from 9-11 a.m. on the following Saturday mornings: April 19, May 3, May 17, May 31, June 14 or June 28. These dates are subject to change if funds are depleted before end of program on Aug. 30, 2014.

You will need to provide your name, phone number, mailing address and Social Security number when turning in your evidence. A check will be mailed when evidence and information is verified.

Feral hog hunters can also apply for the $7.50 per head bounty by providing a receipt and signed landowner form for hogs sold to a feral hog buyer.

For more information contact Milam County Commissioners: Pct. 1 Tank Balch, 254-593-3171; Pct. 2 Kenneth Hollas, 254-482-0266; Pct. 3 John Fisher, 512-446-2580; Pct. 4 Jeff Muegge, 512-898- 2115; Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office in Milam County 254-697-7045 or the Milam County Judge’s office, 254-697-7000.


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