Clay County is in hog heaven after receiving a grant from the state "hog out" program. Participating counties keep track of the number of hogs killed as well as the number of participants who attend county-sponsored feral hog education sessions.
Texas agriculture officials say there are nearly 3 million feral hogs in the state causing an estimated $500,000,000 in damage each year. Of the 15 counties participating, Clay County killed the largest number of feral hogs but they placed 5th because of a lower number of participants. The county will now receive a $5,000 grant.
Here's a look at the top five counties:
SUTTON COUNTY HAD 888 PARTICIPANTS KILL 431 HOGS.
CORYELL COUNTY HAD 633 PARTICPANTS KILL 891.
CALLAHAN COUNTY HAD 606 PARTICIPANTS KILL 580.
GOLIAD COUNTY HAD 225 PARTICIPANTS KILL 1100.
CLAY COUNTY HAD 49 PARTICIPANTS KILL 1,194 HOGS.