Skip to comments.Drones: A New Tool For Hunting The Wild Pigs Terrorizing America
Posted on 12/03/2013 8:34:49 AM PST by oxcart
For all the hand-wringing over how many drones is too many drones, theres one job for which they would appear to be perfectly suited: hunting pigs.
The best article in the new issue of the Economist is a short piece about an outfit called Louisiana Hog Control that hunts pigs at night using a remote controlled plane outfitted with an infrared camera. Hunters on the ground, informed by the bright white blobs of porcine body heat illuminated on their video feeds, can then sneak up on the clever and twitchy critters and dispatch them to hog heaven.On a successful hunt the body count of wild hogs can reach into the dozens. By the looks of the pics and video posted by Louisiana Hog Control on its Facebook page, the pig-shooting weapon of choice is the AR-15 and its variants. And to think the gun-control lobby still insists that no one needs such weapons for hunting!
The article in the Economist, by Chicago correspondent Natasha Loder, rightly asserts that feral pigs are more than just a nuisance across the south, causing $1.5 billion in damage to crops and land. Exterminating them is encouraged by a year-round open season. And although scouting and killing other game, like deer or elk, from the air is often verboten, theres no rules protecting the pigs.
Naturally, some bleeding hearts object to wonton high-tech pig slaughter. The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission is considering whether or not to ban hunters from deploying drones in their pig shoots.
Really? Anyone who objects to hunters using a remote-controlled airplane to pigs doesnt appreciate the damage that these pests cause. Besides, its not as if these drones are actually outfitted with guns (though thats not a bad idea).
(Excerpt) Read more at forbes.com ...
Hogs breed like rabbits and are extremely destructive, not to mention very smart and wary
Hogs are also pretty tasty!
There are just so many analogies to be made for politicians and bureaucrats with this story.
We are seeing more hogs here in North Georgia, my brother
shot one this year.
The hogs are like porcine acorn vaccum cleaners, they
don’t leave a one. We have seen the deer population
(where we hunt) move to lower elevations around farms
etc. where there is more food.
It will be a little difficult to cut the grass.
Well I guess now we know what’s gonna be premiering on A&E’s schedule next Fall...
One of my big pet peeves is the use of the word “wild” when “feral” is the correct description. Feral pigs are a problem here in Florida too.
You should have seen them flood the stores on black friday! Damn government fed wild hogs
What about Chicago murders? Where’s ARGUS?
Hahahahahaha...what could POSSIBLY go wrong?
Coming Soon!! HeLLFiRe BBQ Drones!!
Just spray the hogs with some flame-on juice and hit ‘em with a Honey Bourbon glaze cluster bomb to finish the feast off.
Pulled Pork more your taste.. Try Twin Hellfires for a taste you’ll never forget.
Acorns are very high in bitter tannins. How do feral hogs fed on acorns taste?
They are about as smart as a Border Collie. Still, my Uncle used to catch them in home-made humane traps.
They was good eatin! mmmmmmmm, bacon..
What about Baltimore, Detroit, Flint, St. Louis, Birmingham, New Orleans,
Hell with drones. That homeowner needs a crossbow and a cookbook.
Haven’t hunted them yet but I’ve eaten them, sausage and a roast from a young feral hog. First pork I’d ever had with real flavor...in comparison store-bought is tasteless.
You don’t even want to think about eating an older male. What a stink. We hunt them and just leave the bull hogs where they lay.
The younger ones OTOH are good to eat.
Common feed for deer as well. Venison is good!
“How do feral hogs fed on acorns taste?”
Like a green acorn.
Green pecans is even worse.
Wait until January or February to take them when there isn’t any green acorns or pecans on the ground, then cut off the fat and they are good to eat.
Only if you don’t eat pork!
Well isn’t that nice. These hog hunting techies will get lots of practice for hunting Christians in the woods later when they try to escape the camps.
I’ve seen a few roving packs of pigs here in Oklahoma. And they were running along the Indian Nation Turnpike, too - which can be quite dangerous for the drivers. I say - “Go for it!”
My guess is that most of these UAV hog hunters are good old Christian boys...probably southern baptists and would rather hunt feral government pigs than Christians.
“For all the hand-wringing over how many drones is too many drones, theres one job for which they would appear to be perfectly suited: hunting pigs.”...
Which politician are you referring to?
“There are estimates that as many as 8 million pigs are ranging across the country.”
Help is on the way!!
The next time we leave our state to go camping with our Airstream trailer, I’ll be packing my new crossbow. I love helping out. LOL
I believe that if those who are being, or have been plagued by wild hogs would offer “free” hunting for hogs, the population would go down fairly quickly. Charging enormous fees just to kill “predators’ seems counter productive. On the other hand, those folks need to make a living and get paid for the property destruction.
Comes the Collapse when the grocery trucks cease to roll the feral pig population (porculation?) will disappear along with all the other wild critturs and tame ones, too, that can’t stay totally out of sight.
In my area of Georgia the farmers have absolutely no problem letting us hunt hogs on their property. No fees at all.
The problem you get is where the hogs are rooting up the tulip bulbs in the new subdivisions, and one nosy nellie calls the cops when she hears a rifle shot.
Substitute “conservative” with “pig” and ask why hussein is bragging about getting pretty good at killing people.
Look out Napoleon!
I don’t. But I know plenty of family and friends who like a good pig roast.
We have Black mouth yellow curs. When I tell them in strident tones that they were not bred to be throw pillows but should be out hunting hogs or running cattle they give me a glance of haughty disdain and turn away with an aloofness which is almost a canine version of the cut direct.