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AR-15/drone combo may be America’s best hope against invasive hogs

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AR-15/drone combo may be America’s best hope against invasive hogs

It’s like World War B in some areas (the “B” is for “bacon”).
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Despite the title, this is not a post about politicians.

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!

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