Political correctness – where would we be without it? I’m not sure we’ll ever know. But I am sure that the NRA Outdoors helicopter hunt package [description via ammoland.com after the jump] will give gun grabbers and PETA people an apoplectic fit. I know: feral hogs are a pest species. Their original introduction into North America by DeSoto’s mob unleashed a plague that wiped out millions of Native Americans, paving the way for European colonization. Feral pigs have been nothing but a PITA since. But a picture is worth a thousand words. What the antis will see here: gun-mad ‘Mericans trying to relive the Vietnam War without anyone actually shooting back. In that regard, the Credence Clearwater Revival song It Ain’t Me ain’t helping. The fact that the program uses Robinson helicopters instead of Hueys does. On the other hand, who cares? Trying to control the optics of NRA members’ flashier pursuits—from machine gun shoots to firing .50 cals—is a losing proposition. Best to enjoy our freedoms any way we can (responsibly), while we can, so we can . . .
FAIRFAX, Va. –-(Ammoland.com)- We have had more request to put this hunt together more than any other hunt we offer and it is finally here.
The Texas Helicopter Hog Hunt has to be one of the most adrenaline pumping, sitting on the edge of your seat (literally) hunts out there.
This is just a quick weekend hunt but one I am sure we will all not soon forget. This trip will be limited to the first 12 members that sign up, so they will not last long. We look forward to seeing everyone there, here are the details.
We know this is why you’re here. This is the main event. With an unparalleled amount of experience and familiarity with the area we can truly offer the most intense and action-packed aerial adventure out there. Statistics say that 70% of feral hogs must be culled in order to stabilize the population. Even though we have taken nearly 7,000 hogs in the last three years (!), more must be done. 70% harvested of the state’s 2 million hog population? You do the math. (answer :140,000)
Now it’s your turn to book a seat helping us rid the hard working farmers and ranchers of the Lone Star State of this overwhelming vermin.
We offer you a TRUE outdoor getaway by providing not only the experience of a lifetime but also lodging at our full service hunting lodge. There you are able to add many other exciting activities to your getaway, including native game hunts, giving you and/or your clients/friends/family a truly memorable adventure! Most of the near 500,000 acres that we have access to is within 10 minutes flight of the helipads..which are right in front of the lodge!!!
We choose Robinson helicopters for several reasons. With multiple light helicopters to choose from, the R22 has the lowest fuel burn rate at around 9 gallons per hour, and the R44 provides a comfortable experience for larger shooters as well as giving an opportunity for individuals to ride along. It’s engineers designed the helicopters around the philosophy of light, simple and affordable. The R22 is the optimum choice for Cedar Ridge Aviation due to it’s incredible maneuverability even at higher speeds, as well as inexpensive operating costs and an unparalleled safety record! With Robinson being the most produced helicopter in the world, it was an easy choice due to it’s proven success in all aspects of the helicopter community and the readily available parts and support world wide.
- WHERE: Just North of Abilene Texas (We will provide directions at time of booking)
- WHEN: Arrive Friday February 21st mid afternoon, first groups will go up that day. Depart Sunday February 23rd
- COST: $2300 per shooter (Stand hunting can be added for $200 per sitting for when you are not flying)
- Two hours of helicopter time
- Firearms and Ammo
- Meals and Lodging
- 5 Day License (#157 $48)
- Adult Beverages