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'American Hoggers': A&E Takes on Wild Boars With New Reality Show

by Chris Harnick, posted Jul 11th 2011 3:30PM
Wild BoarsJust when you thought reality TV couldn't get any stranger, A&E goes and announces 'American Hoggers.'

No, it's not a new show about hoarders or people who can't share, this new reality series follows a family that travels around defending Texans from wild boars.

On 'American Hoggers,' viewers will meet the Campbells: Jerry, a 64-year-old former Texas Ranger, son Robert, 28, and "firecracker" daughter Krystal, 23.

Wrangling hogs requires the Campbell family to use horses, dogs with GPS tracking systems and a custom-rigged Jeep. A&E is the home of 'Billy the Exterminator,' so 'Hoggers' will fit right in pn the network.

According to A&E, half of the wild boar population in America lives on the Texas countryside and have have caused more than $50 million per year in damage to Texas alone.

Look for the Campbell family to not only protect ranches, but also aid in assisting scrap yard owners, airport officials and many others.

Look for the eight-episode half-hour series to premiere Tue., Aug. 16 at 10PM.

Tell us: Will you watch 'American Hoggers'?

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What is it with Texas? Is there some way to get them to follow through with Rick Perry's "threat" to secede?

April 14 2013 at 5:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

These "people" are disgusting.

April 14 2013 at 5:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Kathy Lee

I really like American Hoggers
The hog in Texas is one ugly sob. I just saw a story In the news about a man who went out to feed the hogs and never made it back into the house. They found his teeth and some clothes. You really need to know what you are doing around those hogs. Way to go Campbell family.

October 04 2012 at 9:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Patricia Broadway

This is the show that i watch ever time it comes on my dvr is set to record it.I live in east texas.and we have our share of hogs.I have hunted them but sence i dont eat them i quit my brother and his family hunt and eat them.i like K yrstel she is the best sorry about her thumb.she is so tought got to love her,Keep the show going the one that dont like it can change the channel.this is about the real world we in texas has to deal with.the other day going to town we counted 9 or so on the side of the road.in 15 years of going through the National forest that was the first time of seen them.that was in the day time.next year there will be no telling how many.

September 14 2012 at 1:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Al Rotundo

Love the hoggers!

August 06 2012 at 2:32 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Legend has it that the first being on the planet to devour truffles was a female wild boar. A farmer watched the sow dig up and eat the presumably poisonous underground fungi and waited patiently for her to die. Instead, she flew into a fit of passion and attracted so many lovesick suitors that the species began to proliferate in hot haste. Hoping to become fruitful and multiply, the story goes, the farmer sampled the magical tuber. His previously childless marriage reportedly gave rise to a brood of 13.

Indeed, long before human beings discovered truffles, wild pigs -- from which domestic swine are descended -- played a role in the life cycle of the fungi.

Search for the Black Diamond truffle with Magali, one of Périgord's last truffle pigs

Pigs still love truffles. Today, truffle gatherer Daniel Chaume uses a 250 kilo sow to find the mushrooms. At the foot of a young oak, Magali noses the ground with her eager snout.
© Stéphane Herbert

Misguided female boars would dig them up in fits of lust and scatter their spores throughout the forest. The irresistible pheromone, known as androstenol, is produced in the testicles and secreted in the saliva of the boar. This chemical sexual attractant transports the inamorata into a fever of unbridled passion. Interestingly, androstenol is also present in women's urine and secreted by men's armpit glands.

Whether truffles really have amatory powers is open to question. The poet's conviction that a whiff of the fungi will make you sizzle as a lover is balanced by the scientist's suspicion that they do the trick only for sows.http://www.paristempo.com/truffle2.html --

February 26 2012 at 6:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I've watched most of the American Hoggers episodes and a couple of the "Lady Hoggers".. And I find that I have the same questions regarding both series. WTF??? Why are these characters (a kind description for the cast of both series) taking the hogs alive? I do not understand why they are risking their own bodies but more importantly, the welfare of their dogs???? And tell Jerry to try using a toothbrush occasionally. YUK!
Don't get me wrong. I love the sport of hog hunting. It is exciting and dangerous. The old saying "He went to ShXXt and the pigs ate him" is factual. Feral hogs especially are dangerous and a female with babies, well, better be able to climb a Mesquite tree real quickly. Let's get some reality into these shows and I'll keep watching. Kazland

November 24 2011 at 1:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
h baker

And that's how you spell when you're speakin country!! Go Cowboys, to hell with romo.

November 16 2011 at 10:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
h baker

The two ladies on this show are the hottest on tv. **** the kardashians or however you spell it. These girls are real and hot!! Plus they'er from Texas. God bless America!!! Thanks ladies


November 16 2011 at 10:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I watched the show last night, I love it.

November 13 2011 at 5:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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