The article, in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram says it’s war. More than two million feral swine in Texas are causing half a billion dollars of damage, uprooting everything from crops to tombstones in cemeteries. The latest weapon: the “pork chopper,” helicopter hunting trips recently approved by the state legislature.
An hour on the chopper costs $475, and the firm that runs the trips requires hunters to take $350 hunting safety course. Most hunters book a five or six hour flight, the article says.
Photo: Steve Hillebrand, courtesy US Fish and Wildlife Service