Marksmen hired to shoot feral hogs from helicopters
NEW ORLEANS - Marksmen have been hired to shoot feral hogs from helicopters in two wildlife management areas in south Louisiana.
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries spokesman Bo Boehringer says one helicopter squad can kill as many as 300 hogs in a day. Estimates say more than half a million feral hogs are loose in Louisiana.
The flying missions will be over three sections of the Sherburn Wildlife Management Area and marshes south of U.S. Highway 90 in the Pearl River Wildlife Management Area. Each section will be covered by a single helicopter.
The Pearl River Wildlife Management Area is in St. Tammany Parish. Sherburne is in Iberville, St. Martin and Pointe Coupee parishes.