Welcome, Anthony! I am in Wisconsin and have never been to Texas. I work in the deep woods frequently and I am aware of the fact that we have a population of black bears here. I hope that I never see a feral hog here, especially after watching "Hogs Gone Wild" on the Discovery Channel. I am WAY more concerned about confronting a hog than a bear. I only mention this because I know Texas has a huge population of these porky pests and was wondering if you have had any encounters to speak of.