After final passage Tuesday, it will move to the Senate, where it has been hamstrung in the past. The feral hog and coyote populations in Texas are large and destructive. An estimated 1.5 million feral hogs have caused about $400 million in damage to crops, property and fences per year. Both animals prey on young livestock, such as lambs, kid goats and fawns. And authorities are fearful that coyotes could start spreading rabies. The hogs in particular have been a huge problem. "They're starting to encroach in the urban areas," said the bill's author, Rep. Sid Miller, R-Stephenville. Currently, landowners can get a Texas Parks and Wildlife permit to conduct an aerial hunt and hire a helicopter outfit and gunner. To defray the cost, Miller said, his bill would let the landowners sell the passenger side to qualified hunters.