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Offline Yooper Bowyer

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Where but in Texas !?!
« on: January 11, 2022, 02:12:04 pm »
I found this story, gota love it.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/the-war-on-wild-hogs-has-higher-stakes-now-scientists-say_4170250.html?utm_source=ai&utm_medium=search

Shooting feral hogs from helicopters with machine guns? only in Texas!   :-M (-_)

Sounds like Mad Max in the A-pork-alips!

Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: Where but in Texas !?!
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2022, 03:11:52 pm »
Interesting!  Didn't feel like giving my email to read the whole article, though.  Texas apparently has some weird hunting laws and practices.
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Offline WhistlingBadger

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Re: Where but in Texas !?!
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2022, 06:33:54 pm »
"Helibacon."   ;D

(We need a helicopter with machine guns emoji)
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Offline Yooper Bowyer

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Re: Where but in Texas !?!
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2022, 06:35:00 pm »
Interesting!  Didn't feel like giving my email to read the whole article, though.  Texas apparently has some weird hunting laws and practices.
Hawkdancer
O, I was afraid it might not be totally open access.   :-\

The short of it is that wild hogs are such a problem in Texas that they are taking extreme measures to control them, including the 'Pork Chopper Bill' that legalized the helicopter stuff.

"Helibacon."   ;D

(We need a helicopter with machine guns emoji)

Glad you liked it!

Offline bjrogg

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Re: Where but in Texas !?!
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2022, 12:35:05 pm »
I know a group who went last winter. I didnít link to the article either. I donít know if it was the same operation or a different one. I suspect a different one. It was a smaller helicopter. They trailered it from one location to another and took off and landed on the trailer. It sounded like a experience you would not soon forget. I donít want to talk numbers, because I probably would get them wrong anyway. I will simply say. By the numbers taken. There must be a huge farrow hog problem there.

I personally would enjoy the helicopter ride. I have my private pilot fixed wing. Have always wanted to try rotor craft but man those things cost a lot of dollars to maintain.

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Offline Mesophilic

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Re: Where but in Texas !?!
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2022, 09:50:07 pm »
First, I'd like to shoot a feral hog with a horsebow from horse back.

Second, shoot one with a horsebow from a helicopter!!!
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Offline bjrogg

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Re: Where but in Texas !?!
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2022, 05:50:03 am »
First, I'd like to shoot a feral hog with a horsebow from horse back.

Second, shoot one with a horsebow from a helicopter!!!
 (SH)


The group that went wanted me to go to. I told them if I went I was going to bring my bow. When they got back they couldnít stop talking about it. They thought I would have a good chance to get one with my bow.

They said the pilot didnít get crazy. He flew low but not terribly fast and very smooth. I couldnít believe how reasonably priced it was. I would have thought it would cost three times what they paid.

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Offline PaulN/KS

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Re: Where but in Texas !?!
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2022, 08:13:24 am »
Now why does a scene from the movie "Full Metal Jacket" come to mind..?  ???
 ;)


Offline GlisGlis

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Re: Where but in Texas !?!
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2022, 11:00:26 am »
many videos on youtube on wild hogs (and coyotes) heli hunt

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I have my private pilot fixed wing.
Now that's something. shoot one with a primitive bow and you'll be in the Guinness records  )P(

Offline WhistlingBadger

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Re: Where but in Texas !?!
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2022, 01:36:44 pm »
many videos on youtube on wild hogs (and coyotes) heli hunt

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I have my private pilot fixed wing.
Now that's something. shoot one with a primitive bow and you'll be in the Guinness records  )P(

Should be able to steer the plane with your knees while shooting arrows out the side window.  No problem.
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Offline bjrogg

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Re: Where but in Texas !?!
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2022, 05:45:38 pm »
Probably have better luck with a ultralight. Donít think we have one of those emojis either.

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