Discussion Topic: On When Pig Hunters Fly

A Texas bill to encourage more hunting of feral hogs from helicopters by allowing landowner to lease their property to “pork-chopper” hunters advanced in the state House of Representatives last Thursday. With some 2 million feral hogs tearing up the countryside across the Lone Stare State, landowners and legislators are looking for a solution. Helicopter hunting may indeed help, but also seems to offer as many questions as answers. On one hand, if folks are willing to pay landowners to help them eradicate a pest, why not? On the other, if this can’t be called fair-chase hunting, why call it hunting at all? Maybe packaging and selling this as a hunting experience drags us all through the mud a little?

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