Legislation that would allow aerial hunting of feral hogs has been approved unanimously in a House committee.

House Bill 1920, as amended by state Rep. Dustin Roberts, would allow a permit for any landowner or any person who has contracted with a landowner to engage in the management of depredating animals by use of aircraft on the land of the landowner.

“Feral hogs are a huge problem in Southeastern Oklahoma and lawmakers have been working to create opportunities for individuals hunting them. I amended House Bill 1904 to allow aerial hunting of feral hogs, which is a efficient and effective way to manage the feral hog population,” said Roberts, R-Durant.

House Bill 1920 was approved by a 13-0 vote by the Oklahoma House of Representatives Agriculture and Wildlife Committee.  If approved by the House Calendar Committee, the measure will be available for a hearing on the House floor.