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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Aerial hog hunting bill given nod

  • A House committee has unanimously approved a bill which would allow aerial hunting of feral hogs.
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  • Legislation that would allow aerial hunting of feral hogs has been approved unanimously in a House committee.
     
    House Bill 1920, as amended 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 Southeastern Oklahoma and lawmakers have been working to create opportunities for individuals hunting them. I amended House Bill 1904 to allow aerial hunting of feral hogs, which is a efficient and effective way to manage the feral hog population,” said Roberts, R-Durant.
     
    House Bill 1920 was approved by a 13-0 vote by the Oklahoma House of Representatives Agriculture and Wildlife Committee. If approved by the House Calendar Committee, the measure will be available for a hearing on the House floor.

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