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.
Mirror of Grace Outreach to hold Parenting Wisely Gala
Deputies looking for trucker who may be tied to deadly ATV accident
Head of State Troopers Association arrested after firing gun at office during...
No serious damage to Sunshine Bridge after weekend tanker collision
Undersized culverts source of resident headaches
'That's typical LSU;' Tailgating underway ahead of Baton Rouge Super Regional
PREVIEW: Southern breaks down Starkville Regional
LSU softball lands national No. 10 seed
Balancing Football and Track: The story of Kary Vincent Jr.
Sha'Carri Richardson's impressive impact on LSU Track and Field