OKLAHOMA CITY - If a proposed Oklahoma bill is voted into law, it won't be pigs that fly -- but people.
House Bill 1920, which would allow for feral hogs to be legally hunted from the air, passed in a House committee Wednesday.
According to wildlife experts, the animals have been a big problem in southeast and central Oklahoma, along the Red River.
“Feral hogs are a huge problem in Southeastern Oklahoma and lawmakers have been working to create opportunities for individuals hunting them," said Rep. Dustin Roberts, who amended the bill.
SEE THE AMENDED VERSION (http://bit.ly/HB1920)
The measure still has to be approved by another committee before reaching the House floor, but with an initial 13-0 vote, the bill is carrying some momentum.
Last year Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill making it possible for feral hogs to be electronically tracked, allowing for the creation of Oklahoma-based website aiming to centralize information about the animals.
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