Seven Texas counties will benefit from $55,000 in feral hog abatement grants recently awarded by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA).

According to the TDA, $25,000 was awarded to Bell County in partnership with Coryell, Falls, Hamilton and Milam counties. The counties will reportedly use the funding to invest in public education workshops discussing feral hog abatement. A portion of the grant money, with matching funds from the counties, will be used to supplement trapping and hunting initiatives.

The remaining funding from TDA, $30,000, was awarded to Caldwell and Hays counties for their feral hog abatement programs.

The TDA awards the grants to low-cost, high-return projects that are designed to combat the growing feral hog population in the state.

Additional information on the feral hog abatement program is available here.