Reading from multiple articles it looks like the PED virus is coming to Texas and will hit the wild hog population in a big way. It will severely limit the population growth of feral hogs for a long period of time by killing the young pigs. It is 80 to 100% fatal for baby pigs. It seems that only natural immunity will save them and that will take numerous years for the herd to rebuild. The virus in now in Oklahoma and the upper Texas panhandle and moving south with the wind.
One article: http://www.pigprogress.net/Health-Di...ders-1320696W/
I've got mixed emotions on this;
I like shooting hogs.
I will enjoy not having the damage that comes with them.
Darn, I sure did want a rifle like djones to shoot hogs with. Can't justify it now.....