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: Texas Hog Hunt via helicopter-Vietnam style


birdog
11-29-2011, 02:49 AM
High Def

http://vimeo.com/21181307

crowmagnum
11-29-2011, 06:49 AM
Those critters sure can run, & the flick showed a lot of dead pork. Do they just
leave them where they die?

ShaneG.
11-29-2011, 09:44 AM
They need a box full of betamags and some full auto action that would be fun there.

cpttango30
11-29-2011, 10:07 AM
I want to know how they guy was aiming.

Squeeze
11-29-2011, 10:45 AM
Gives new meaning to you can run, but you are just going to die tired.
:D

Squeeze

Hitman
11-29-2011, 11:36 AM
Gives new meaning to you can run, but you are just going to die tired.
:D

Squeeze

Exactly what I was going to post.

Larry L
11-29-2011, 12:29 PM
The camera was on wide angle so the distance seems farther than it really is. These guys were using a laser sight. I've done this trip several times but with the State doing the flying as part of the ORVP projects. The State caught a bunch of flack from the Feds for using the 5.56, went to 308 and finally settled on a Benelli 12ga using #4 buck. The 5.56 wounds far too many. The Feds want the animal killed quickly, not put them out of gear and then come back and finish the job. Considering the amount of damage these critters can do in just one night to a farm field, I guess killing them anyway you can is a good thing. There are several of these heli-hunts in Texas now. They've yet to sign up any of the ranches in South Texas but it'll happen. We don't have a public land to hunt as such, everything here is by hunting lease. Ranchers are weighing the difference between the cost of damage done by the hogs versus selling the hunting rights.A good South Texas hunting lease for the period September thru the end of January will cost you $10.00 an acre per year. Yeah, it's a rich mans game now as leases are in the tens of thousands of dollars.
http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/idcu/disease/rabies/orvp/gallery/people/

Onehole
11-29-2011, 01:18 PM
I would really be interested to see the equipment used. Appears to be a swivel mount with a gyroscope stabilizer. What firearm, cartridge, bullet, optic, camera etc.?

s3gunner
11-29-2011, 02:28 PM
It was without a doubt an AUG. While in the air you can see the muzzle break and a few times the charging handle, unique to AUG's. I would think it was set across his lap with sling around his head and shoulder, and the round object you saw was a lazer sight (perhaps green). The glasses I would guess enhanced seeing the lazer.


Steven

Snake River Marksman
11-29-2011, 02:57 PM
Somebody call Dillon Aero, we need a minigun NOW!

bill m
11-29-2011, 05:07 PM
wonder what a ride like that would cost a man?

Doug Roberts
11-29-2011, 05:51 PM
Somebody call Dillon Aero, we need a minigun NOW!

That's the first thing came to my mind!

It would make a great video game! World of Hogcraft!

Larry L
11-29-2011, 06:58 PM
wonder what a ride like that would cost a man?

http://www.texasvarminthunting.com/TexasHelicopterPigHunting.html

If you have the interest, I might be able to find a guy cheaper that has a HUGE ranch to fly but it's still not going to be a cheap date and it would have to be after deer season. Choppers are expensive to run. They figure the State chopper at $375.00 an hour just for the mechanicals plus pilot, truck, trailer, and ground crew. For the hunt, add a case of ammo and a rifle barrel and then some extra for profit. The State also uses fixed wing aircraft but the guys flying those are absolutely nutz!

s3gunner
11-29-2011, 07:11 PM
http://www.texasvarminthunting.com/TexasHelicopterPigHunting.html

If you have the interest, I might be able to find a guy cheaper that has a HUGE ranch to fly but it's still not going to be a cheap date and it would have to be after deer season. Choppers are expensive to run. They figure the State chopper at $375.00 an hour just for the mechanicals plus pilot, truck, trailer, and ground crew. For the hunt, add a case of ammo and a rifle barrel and then some extra for profit. The State also uses fixed wing aircraft but the guys flying those are absolutely nutz!





That does interest me A LOT! I'll have to see if I can come up with 3 friends to go with me! Do they record it? Trouble is, most of us are in the 250 pound catagory....

Steven

John
11-29-2011, 08:55 PM
The next few, not so much. As for the video itself, I'm pretty sure it's shot with the same camera I've been using lately. The Contour HD video camera is small and compact, lightweight. In fact, that cylinder sticking out on the front right of the rifle is exactly that. At one point you can see the guy flip the switch on. The shooters are wearing another one on their helmet/goggles/hat.

Attached are some examples. In the first one it's attached to my hat, in the second to my shotgun. You can find the various camera models at the CONTOUR WEB SITE (http://contour.com/).

cpttango30
11-29-2011, 09:02 PM
Somebody call Dillon Aero, we need a minigun NOW!

Exactly what I was thinking when Watching it.

cpttango30
11-29-2011, 09:08 PM
I was also thinking Claymores around the feeder wait till you get 40 or 50 of them then CLACK CLACK CLACK. Dead PIGGIES.

Phil
11-30-2011, 05:43 PM
I enjoyed this one too! Using AR's from a helo looks like the most fun a guy could have with his clothes on!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiHmYsyVniE

I can't believe some of the one shot kills with a .223 on some of those BIG hogs!