Yes, residents can use a general hunting license. Don't try to rely on saying the hog was depredating to get away with not having a license.Have Mauser, will hunt hogs for free.
Do you have to have a permit to hunt hogs?
North of Fredricksburg eh? Where at?You can begin to hunt deer in TX with a bow in October....then the gun season starts the first Saturday in November and runs through the first week or so of January. There are special youth seasons that run right up to Febuary also.
Feral hogs can be hunted year around. My deer lease north of Fredericksburg is overrun with hogs. They are a nuisance and tear up the ranch fences as well as all our feeders. Our ranch owner though won't let us hunt in the pasture at night..for some unknown reason...and that's the best time to hunt hogs. A young hog is excellent table fare although it's not a good idea to eat the meat when the weather has turned hot.
I'm orginally from South Texas and the peanut farmers down there beg people they can trust to come out and shoot hogs because they will destroy a crop. There are also outfitters that have hunts year around.