House Approves Aerial Hog Hunting BillTue, 05 Mar 2013 15:56:18 CST
Legislation that would allow aerial hunting of feral hogs has been approved by the Oklahoma House of Representatives.
House Bill 1920, by state Rep. Dustin Roberts, would allow a permit for any landowner or any person who has contracted with a landowner to engage in the management of depredating animals by use of aircraft on the land of the landowner.
"Feral hogs are a huge problem in Oklahoma," said Roberts, R-Durant. "Aerial hunting of feral hogs is an efficient and effective way to manage the feral hog population and my legislation creates a process to allow it."
Numerous rural residents have asked for help in addressing feral hogs, Roberts said.
House Bill 1920 was approved by a 88-4 vote and now advances to the state Senate.
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