Hog hunting from helicopters may be legalized in Oklahoma
Oklahoma could soon join Louisiana and Texas in allowing hunters to shoot feral hogs from helicopters.
Aerial gunners are already used to help control feral swine in Oklahoma, but the work can only be done by trained, licensed contractors with support from the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Food and Forestry, the Tulsa World reported.
Lawmakers are considering a bill to expand the practice to private operations.
Dubbed “the flying pig bill,” the proposal would allow private landowners, companies and pilots to apply for a state license and be responsible for the activity. Hunters on board the aircraft wouldn’t need a license, nor would they have to provide their names to the state.