Friday, June 2, 2023

American Hoggers Come to Tupelo Saturday


The cast of the hit reality TV show American Hoggers will sign autographs and meet fans Dec. 14 for two appearances at the Tupelo Gun and Knife Show and Flea Market.

Times are 11 a.m.-noon and 4 p.m.-5 p.m. in Building 5 at the Flea Market Complex, 1879, North Coley Road in Tupelo.

The cast will speak to the crowd about the show, hunting ferel hogs and sign autographs.

American Hoggers is a reality show on the A&E network that debuted October 19, 2011. The series chronicles the lives of the Campbell family whose family business is professional game hunting and animal control, specifically the removal of feral hogs in the state of Texas.

Season 4 premiered on Oct. 22.

The show chronicles a day in the life of Brown County (about 100 miles north west of Austin). Texan Jerry Campbell and his family struggle to control the explosive population growth of feral hogs in the state of Texas. These animals 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.

They are quite prevalent in the Delta region of Mississippi.

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.