Texas approves feral hog hunting by hot air balloon
AUSTIN, Texas- Texas lawmakers have approved the hunting of feral hogs and coyotes from hot air balloons.
Texas' growing hog population causes millions of dollars' worth of damage to crops every year. Texas has an estimated two million feral hogs. Their high breeding rate and lack of natural predators has seen their population explode
The state already allows the shooting of feral hogs from helicopters, but that is expensive and has not been very successful because the aircraft often scare the animals away. Hot air balloons are quieter and offer a more stable shooting platform.
The bill requires the state to license hot air balloon hunting.
The bill passed the Senate Wednesday night and now goes to Gov. Greg Abbott for his consideration.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
United Way receives overwhelming amount of applicants for utility assistance
Months after deputies raided police department, missing money suddenly found in evidence...
Former deputy's sex crimes trial delayed after attorney claims prosecutors accidentally shared...
New solar-powered parking meters going up soon around downtown Baton Rouge
Big rig trouble: Over a dozen semi trucks robbed of parts in...
WATCH: LSU QB Garrett Nussmeier talks to media about fall camp
WATCH: LSU QB Jayden Daniels talks fall camp
LSU QB Myles Brennan quitting football, not at practice Monday morning
Sports2's 1-on-1 with 5 star LSU commit Shelton Sampson
WATCH: 1-on-1 with recent LSU commit QB Rickie Collins