Texas Bill Would Allow Helicopter Hunting of Feral Hogs
The crop damage being wrought by feral hogs in the Lone Star State hasn't missed the attention of lawmakers. Recently the Texas House passed a bill that would allow landowners to hunt feral hogs from helicopters. The bill only focuses on hogs that are causing crop damage and would not allow airborne recreational hunting. KTen.com has a write up on the bill and the damage feral hogs can cause.
Howe farmer Scott Renfro lost 5 acres of crops to feral hogs this year, but that doesn't compare to the more than 20 acres of crops he lost during a previous planting season. "It's very disappointing for the hard work you put into it to go out there and get your field ready to plant," Renfro said.