Texas recently made it legal to hunt wild pigs from the safety of a helicopter, but some lamwakers want to go further.
State Representative Mark Keough apparently believes Texans could cull the pig population more efficiently if they could also hunt them with hot air balloons.
His House Bill 3535 would authorize Texans to hunt feral hogs and coyotes from a hot air balloon with a permit.
If the idea seems crazy, that’s because it is. No one hunts from a hot air balloon. Go ahead, Google it. “I haven’t found people anywhere doing this,” Keough admits.
But he thinks it would be pretty damn sweet to try. (It’s currently illegal, or he would’ve tried already, he said.)