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Thursday, April 18th, 2024

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Thursday, April 18th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Feral hog hunting by hot air balloon gets OK in Texas

Feral swine can cause extensive damage to riparian habitats while searching for food, and are known carriers of leptospirosis, salmonella and E-coli.

The state already allows the shooting of feral hogs from helicopters, but that is expensive and has not been very unsuccessful because the aircraft often scare the animals away. Hot air balloons are quieter and offer a more stable shooting platform.

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