- Aug. 7, 2019
-- Hunting Feral Hogs by Helicopter in Texas
The thrill of the hunt is as old as mankind, with hunting as the ultimate test of not only survival itself, but also for the mental fortitude and focus required to participate. Throughout history, game hunters have helped in maintaining the delicate balance of nature by hunting invasive species that could disturb the natural way of things. One of the largest invasive species on American soil today is feral hogs. Feral hogs also called wild or feral pigs are not native to the Texas ecosystem. They were introduced to Texas by the Spanish and Russians who came to America as both food and gaming animals, but when they left hogs either escaped or were abandoned and bred in the wild with other species of pigs. The resulting species has proven to be a true scourge on the farms and wilderness areas of Texas.
Devastating effects can be seen throughout all of the Lone Star state where these animals have been responsible for causing farmers great financial distress, destroying plants by uprooting them. Besides the land damage, they also eat bird eggs as well as the eggs of small reptiles, interrupting the natural cycle. They breed quickly due to quick maturity and a short pregnancy cycle. All of these factors are why Texas grants licenses and encourages the hunting of these wild hogs.
The terrain the feral pigs run on is vast and they move quickly, they also can become quite large in size, some 300 pounds or more, making ground hunting not only hot and tedious but dangerous as well, and an often disappointing endeavor. The hogs are fast-moving and also extremely aggressive. They change their cycles and start becoming nocturnal if they are hunted during the day which makes them even harder to track and hunt down.
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