Ted Nugent, a master at driving the press insane, is at it again after having killed 455 feral hogs this past weekend from a helicopter. Nugent stated he did it for “Bill Maher and all those other animal rights freaks out there.” Nugent who isn’t shy about his exploits said he was firing off 750 rounds per minute - “I had to adjust my halo as I was machine-gunning hogs.”
The headline of Nugent hunting over 400 hogs via heli seems rather horrific at first read, but what Nugent was doing wasn’t hunting, it is considered population control. The feral hog population of Texas was estimated to cause over $500 million in damage in 2012. Nugent said they distributed tons of the hog meat to local soup kitchens and shelters.
Last year The Sportman Channel filmed Aporkalypse Now which followed Nugent heli hunting expeditions.