Hog Wild Hunting Full Of Hot Air — Hot Air Balloons
Bob McNally 05.31.17
Texas’ growing hog population causes millions of dollars’ worth of damage to crops every year. Texas has an estimated two million feral hogs. Their high breeding rate and lack of natural predators has seen their population explode
The state already allows the shooting of feral hogs from helicopters, but that is expensive and has not been very successful because the aircraft often scare animals. Hot air balloons are quieter and offer a more stable shooting platform.
The bill requires the state to license hot air balloon hunting.
The bill recently passed the Texas Senate and now goes to Gov. Greg Abbott for his consideration.