American Hoggers, follows the Campbell family and their struggle to rescue Texas residents and ranches from the devastating chaos caused by millions of invasive wild boars.
Each episode follows legendary hog hunter Jerry Campbell, his level-headed son, Robert, firecracker daughter, Krystal, and family friend Lea as they respond to those threatened by feral hogs. Located in the heart of Texas, the family dedicates itself to the front lines — riding horseback, using highly trained dogs and employing good old-fashioned know-how to help those endangered by these destructive beasts.
Half of the wild boar population in America lives on the Texas countryside. Their populations are growing exponentially into the millions, and they're tearing up ranchland, feasting on valuable crops and maiming or even killing livestock. They have insatiable appetites, violent temperaments and can grow up to 400 pounds. Feral hogs have caused over $50 million per year in damage to the state of Texas alone. Farms have had to shut down and families have been left scared to step outside their own homes.
When a call comes in, Jerry hops in his custom off-road Jeep, Krystal, and Lea saddle the horses, and Robert rounds up the hog-hunting dogs for jobs that cover every corner of central Texas. They are called in for a wide-range of jobs, but no matter how dangerous the situation, the Campbells are prepared for anything.
Last season on American Hoggers, a divided Campbell family banded together to take down Jerry's nemesis, fellow hog hunter Ronnie Creek, a victory that reestablished Jerry Campbell as THE Boss Hog of Texas. However, it was bittersweet for Jerry's daughter Krystal. Now, after a blow-out fight with her dad on the first hunt of the season, Krystal decides it's time to step out from Jerry's Texas size shadow and form her own hogging company, Wild Women Hogging, with best friend, Leah Penick. With the Campbells divided and the family weakened, Ronnie Creek returns to retake his title as Hog Boss leaving Jerry to fight for his title and his family.
American Hoggers is produced by Original Productions, a FremantleMedia Company for A&E Network. Executive producers for Original Productions are Thom Beers, Philip D. Segal and Jeff Conroy. Brent Henderson is series producer. A&E executive producers are David McKillop, Elaine Frontain Bryant, Lily Neumeyer and Evan Lerner.