Hunters shoot wild boars from helicopters in Texas

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 In Texas, hunters shoot wild boars from helicopters

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In Bryan, Texas, Helibacon charges hunters about $3,000 to spend two hours in a helicopter shooting feral pigs with assault rifles and completely automatic submachine guns.

Introduced to North America hundreds of years ago, wild boars wreak havoc on agriculture by tearing up soil and eating plants.

“Indeed, the only who can resist an adult wild pig, – This is a mountain lion and an alligator. And we just don't have enough of those in the state to manage the populations”– explains Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist Mikayla Killam.

According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, about 6.9 million wild boars roamed the United States in 2016, more than a third of that livestock – 2.6 million pigs – lived in Texas. Invasive species are controlled through trapping, conventional ground hunting and aerial shooting by both wildlife services and commercial companies such as Helibacon.

For hunters, boar shooting is an opportunity to combine the pleasure with target.

“Of course I have a lot of fun with it and I can fire the big guns”, – says hunter Mitchell Birkett. “But I also know that I am solving a really big Texas problem”.

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