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If you like hunting and you don’t like pesky regulations, the feral hog might be the game you want to bag.
Particularly if you’re in Texas.
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The species is considered invasive and a blight upon the South, particularly in the Lone Star State, where Smithsonian Magazine reports the porcine menaces cause $400 million in damage per year.
“They tear up recreational areas, occasionally even terrorizing tourists in state and national parks, and squeeze out other wildlife,” they reported back in January 2011.
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“Texas allows hunters to kill wild hogs year-round without limits or capture them alive to take to slaughterhouses to be processed and sold to restaurants as exotic meat. Thousands more are shot from helicopters.
“The goal is not eradication, which few believe possible, but control.”
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The Houston Chronicle reports there are 4 million of the creatures statewide. At least one hunter has a Texan way of taking them out: with a 40mm cannon using grape shot.
The video of the hunt was posted last Sunday by YouTube channel I-outdoors. It’s about 20 minutes long and roughly the coolest thing you’ll see today, unless you’re hunting feral hogs with a 40mm cannon — in which case, big ups.
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We’re not going to post the video here because it shows hogs getting shot with a 40mm cannon, and that...
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