Hogs, coyote, fox & bobcats are in big trouble this weekend in west Texas. The Young Sportsman's Foundation is hosting it's annual hunt. It comes just in the nick of time because area farmers & ranchers are complaining about an over population of wild hogs.

The national numbers from the Department of the Interior have estimated the wild hog population nationally at just under 6 million and growing, the majority (approx. 4 million)of hogs can be found right here in west Texas.

Young Sportsman’s Foundation will be holding two youth varmint hunts in the Abilene area. The first will be Feb 26 & 27th and the second will be March 26 & 27,2011. These hunts are designed to get the local youth out in the field enjoying the sport of varmint hunting. Delk Processing on County Road 320 North of Abilene will be hosting these hunts. Recommended teams of four people include adults who have their own land to hunt on are invited to be at Delk Processing at 2pm Saturday the 26th to sign up for the hunt. We will have food and drinks for everyone at weigh in on Sunday the 27th. There will be prizes for everyone involved. Entry is $15.00 per child. For more rules and information feel free to contact Steve Freeman at 325-201-2442. For directions to Delk Processing feel free to call them at 325-537-DELK.

source:Young Sportsman’s Foundation