Death from Above: Helicopter Hog Hunting on SOTG Radio


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Paul and Jarrad pose for a quick picture
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Biloxi, Mississippi — ( – The SOTG boys are back from another adventure and ready to report in on the trip. Paul and Jarrad spent a few days with Captain Mike Morgan and his crew at Vertex Aviation Group, the leading aerial hog depredation service it the Republic of Texas. The guys give us the full details.

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Feral boar dropped from the air.


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Paul G. Markel has worn many hats during his lifetime. He has been a United States Marine, police officer, professional bodyguard, and small arms and tactics instructor. Markel has been writing professionally for law enforcement and firearms periodicals for nearly 20 years, and has hundreds of articles in print. A regular guest on nationally syndicated radio talk shows, Markel is a subject matter expert in firearms training and use of force.

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Student of the Gun: “A Beginner Once, A Student For Life”

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It’s not a sport bud, it’s about culling a destructive species. Would exercise “fair chase” on rats in you house?

William huard

Feral hog shooting from helicopter. How “sporting”. You’re not embarrassed?