“The show chronicles the day in the life of Brown County (about 100 miles north west of Austin) Texan Jerry Campbell and his family, as they struggle to control the explosive population growth of feral hogs in the state of Texas. Feral hogs are a growing problem because of their destructive feeding habits, potential to spread disease and increasing population. They can be dangerous and are able to cause serious harm and injury to humans and livestock.
“In this scene from the episode Swamped, Krystal and Lea have a talk with Tom after he shoots a hog without warning them. Watch More: http://www.aetv.com/american-hoggers/
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Millions of dollars are lost by farmers and ranchers from the devastating chaos caused by these wild boars which has prompted the state of Texas to allow and sanction the practice of elimination without limits of the wild pigs. The goal is not eradication, which few believe possible, but control. As age and dwindling mobility continue to hit Jerry Campbell, Jerry attempts to slowly transition his children to taking over his role of company head.”
I got into American Hoggers myself accidentally I guess in the spring of 2013 when I was home on a Sunday and flipping around on the tube. And I saw these two very young, beautiful, and very cute women ( Krystal Campbell and Lea Penick ) doing what I guess would be traditionally male oriented work ( at least straight male ) not just working on a ranch, but doing the actual hunting themselves. Which is what they do for a living hunting feral hogs that represent a real threat to the farm and ranch land in Central Texas and got into this show very quickly because of these two women and what they do on this show and then Katie Ball comes on who is hired by Krystal’s father ( Jerry Campbell ) to be another hunter for him and his ranch. Who is even cuter than Krystal and Lea.
As far as this particular show, I’m not a hunter at all not even an amateur hunter and certainly can’t speak as an expert to what they were doing here, but I think the ladies have a point here. Shooting hogs with no warning while they’re people around and not knowing exactly who you’re shooting at, looks to me at least like trying to land a 747 blindfolded with your eyes close during a Chicago blizzard. I understand all about self-survival and it’s either the hog or me, the hog is going down, but firing into bushes like that and now knowing if they’re actual humans there, is literally shooting in the dark and hoping for the best. I could just imagine Tom’s excuse here if he had shot Krystal or Lea by accident and it might sound something like this, “hey, I was shooting at the hog, not you. At least I didn’t get hurt.” You can easily see why the ladies would be angry here.