Aerial feral hog hunting bill advances to Oklahoma Senate

OKLAHOMA CITY - Look out below, aerial hog hunting is one step closer to an Oklahoma reality.

House Bill 1920 overwhelmingly passed the House floor Tuesday, a significant step for legislation intended to curb feral hog populations in the state. 


The bill, authored by state Rep. Dustin Roberts, would allow a permit for any landowner or contracted person to hunt the animals from the air. 

According to wildlife experts, the animals have been a big problem in southeast and central Oklahoma, along the Red River. 

Last year Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill making it possible for feral hogs to be electronically tracked, allowing for the creation of an Oklahoma-based website aiming to centralize information about the animals. 

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