Big Nasty Hog Hunt Got Underway
With Opening on Saturday
by: Bobby McDonald
A packed crowd of Northeast Texas hunters, intent on "thinning the population" of feral hogs, were on hand Saturday for the opening of this year's Big Nasty Hog Hunt. The event was held for the second year in the Pickton Community Center, in Pickton, and featured over 80 teams signing up for this year's contest. Hunters in the contest will begin hunting at 12:00 a.m., on Sunday, February 5th and will continue through 12:00 p.m., Sunday, March 4th.
Saturday's "kick-off," involved a number of games, marksmanship contests and a number of drawings for prizes donated by sponsors of the contest.
"We're looking for a great contest this year, with the number of entries and hope that everyone has a successful year, as they go about attempting to weigh in the biggest hog!" expressed Cody Hunt, one of the officials of the contest. "We certainly had a crowd of hunters on Saturday, from all across Northeast Texas and that should make for a great contest!"
The feral hog population continues to explode in Northeast Texas and this contest is designed to help with the problem.
For a complete set of contest rules and other information , you can go to www.texasbignastyhogcontest.com
Closing ceremonies and the naming of the winners will be conducted on Saturday, March 17th, at the Pickton Community Center.
Happy hunting to all the many contestants, this year!