Earlier this year, Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed into law the legalization of hunting hogs from a helicopter.
The state's wildlife management agencies hope that this will help curtail the hog population. And to make sure that hunters adopt the state's hog eradication cause, they're hosting Hog Out Month and a contest to see which country can kill the most hogs.
According to the official release: The statewide challenge, which kicks off Oct. 1 during Hog Out Month, will run through Dec. 31. Grants will be awarded to the five counties with the most hogs removed and highest participation in feral hog abatement programs.
According to the Statesman.com, Ag Commissioner Todd Staples took to the air today to kick off the event with a helicopter hog hunting demonstration.
There are an estimated 2.6 million hogs in Texas that cause about $500 million in damage every year. Here's hoping this new hunting initiative helps.–Brian McClintock