Choppers for Wild Boar Hunting

Feral hogs across the country have over the past few years become big news. This is because these invasive aliens have exploded
in population and are on the verge of crashing the eco-system in some areas. With this threat growing at such a rapid pace, they
have called in the cavalry in Texas. The air cavalry.

Centuries ago, European colonists brought over from the Old World stocks of animals. These included of course chickens, cows, horses, and pigs. Some of these pigs escaped captivity and quickly became feral. Over the past several hundred years, these feral pigs, intermingled with Russian boars that escaped from hunting preserves, have taken over their environment. They are shown to carry as many as 30 diseases, have caused more than $1.5-billion (with a B) in crop and property damage per year, and are taking their toll on native species. According to information in a study done by Texas A&M University found that the number of feral pigs is likely to triple in five years in the state of Texas if serious efforts are not made to reduce feral-pig populations.

Texas, along with many other states that have wild pig problems, has few limits on how these creatures are taken. Unlike most game that has to be harvested in rigid seasons and are subject to limits, quite often wild boars, Javelina and the like can be taken year-round by almost any means short of nuclear warheads.

One of the most popular means of doing this is by helicopter

Read more in my column at Firearms Talk.com

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