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#5580390 - 02/03/15 02:12 PM 2-Hour Helicopter Hog Hunt for 2 in Temple
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Registered: 02/01/15
Posts: 226
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
COST - $2,400

You and a friend will enjoy two hours of aerial hog hunting from an MD-500 helicopter piloted by highly trained professionals in Temple. This promotion has you saving $600. This is a $3000 value!

-Unlimited hog hunting for two people.
-Guns and ammo provided.
-Firearms Operations and Safety Course INCLUDED.
-Hunt out of an MD-500 helicopter with a top-end speed of 180 MPH.

Want the best helicopter hog hunting and aerial gunnery experience in all of Texas? Not only do we provide our customers with top of the line firearms and night vision optics, but most importantly, we chop around in a five-bladed turbine powered MD-500 helicopter capable of speeds up to 180 mph. We get there quicker and in better style, which further maximizes your dollars and translates into more time hunting and less time getting out there!

Our team is comprised of 12 members who each play a vital role within our organization. From military-trained helicopter pilots to ground team coordinators, we account for every detail necessary to ensure you receive the experience of a lifetime.

The MD-500 Helicopter

The MD-500 is the helicopter of choice for most strategic helicopter teams worldwide. The MD-500 is commonly referred to by its military designator of "Little Bird". Its nimble airframe, five-bladed rotor design and powerful turbine engine make this aircraft one of the most agile yet stable helicopters available!

Our MD-500 comfortably holds 4 personnel in its current configuration.

With the doors removed, the gunner has a wide field of view and engagement area while remaining seated inside the aircraft and attached to a special gunner's harness for added safety when leaning out of the aircraft.

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FAQ

Q. Are guns and ammo provided?
A. Yes for hunts, we provide suppressed short barreled AR rifles and ammo.

Q. Can I use my own guns and ammo if I want to?
A. Yes you may.

Q. How many acres do you hunt on?
A. We have over 130,000 acres of property to hunt on (and growing).

Q. When is the best time of year to hunt?
A. Anytime! The hogs are always out there somewhere, always breeding and always eating! Sometimes they’re in the fields of freshly planted corn seeds, sometimes they’re in the wallows, from the air there is no place for them to hide!

Q. What license/permit is required to hunt hogs?
A. Any current Texas hunting license will work! If you are an out of state shooter you can obtain one at almost any sporting goods store or online at the Texas Parks and Wildlife website.

Q. Is it legal to shoot hogs from a helicopter in Texas?
A. Yes it is. Texas Parks and Wildlife recognized the massive amounts of damage the non-native hog species were causing in Texas, realizing that ground efforts of trapping and hunting were not enough to resolve the problem they opened up aerial depredation to certified helicopter operators like us.

Q. What is the minimum age to shoot from the helicopter?
A. 18 years old is the minimum age to shoot from the helicopter. However younger people are welcome to come along and shoot 35mm!

Q. If I have someone underage can they still come?
A. Yes they can. No matter how hold they are there is still however only two seats, so if someone under 18 comes there is only room for one shooter and one observer.

Q. Can you pick us up in your company Humvee?
A. We sure can! If you are staying at a local hotel or need a ride from the airport we’re happy to pick you up! If your willing to come in from so far away you didn’t bring a vehicle, the least we can do is drive across town to meet you!

Q. Can I keep the meat from the hogs I shoot?
A. The cost to retrieve any meat is around $30/ minute! We do not advise this as it reduces your flight time significantly and going to the grocery store will be much more cost effective!!

Q. How many pigs do you usually get in a hunt?
A. Our average for a 2 hour hunt is 15-25 hogs.

Q. How long is the hunt?
A. A 2 hour hunt is over 2 hours of flight time in the helicopter. It typically takes about 5 hours of time for a 2 hour hunt.

Q. How many acres do you hunt on?
A. We have over 130,000 acres of property to hunt on (and growing).

Q. How many shooters do you have at once on a hunt?
A. We put two shooters in the aircraft at a time, one on each side of the aircraft.

Q. How far is the average shot?
A. Our average engagement is about 25-35 yards, we typically get as low as possible while maintaining a safe distance above any tree’s, if the hogs are in a wide open field running, think in feet not yards!

Q. How many acres will we cover on a hunt?
A. On a 2 hour hunt we will probably cover 20,000-30,000 acres.

Q. What is different about the MD-500 verses the Robinson 44 that most people use?
A. Our MD-500 is a turbine powered 5 bladed helicopter designed as a stable shooting and observation platform for the military. The MD-500’s reserve power and performance allow us to operate much safer and well within the aircraft flight parameters for a hunt. The Robinson 44 aircraft is an excellent civilian aircraft, it's gas powered engine and 2 blade design keep it’s acquisition price and operating costs down around ¼ the cost of an MD-500, however its limited speed and capabilities make it a less desirable aircraft for hunting and shooting applications.

Q. Can I talk to the pilot and other people on board while shooting?
A. Absolutely. Everyone in the aircraft will have a headset and microphone so they can communicate with everyone else in the aircraft.

Q. What is the weight limit for your MD-500 helicopter?
A. The MD-500 is built as a workhorse, we can accommodate shooters that weigh over 300lbs without problem.

Q. How do you secure the shooter in the helicopter?
A. We use a special military gunners harness that goes around the shooters waist and secures them to the aircraft.
Safety

Q. Can I shoot from the helicopter at night?
A. For safety reasons we do not shoot hogs from the helicopter at night because we fly much higher than normal and target identification would be too dangerous. We use the helicopter to locate the hogs then guide in ground based teams to eradicate them!

Q. Why do you have a safety officer on board?
A. Safety. The safety officer is a skilled and experienced guide as well, so they are able to assist in locating of hogs as well as advise the shooters and communicate with them during the flight and hog engagements while the pilot focuses on flying the aircraft.

Q. Do you offer a safety briefing?
A. YES! We include a safety briefing and aircraft orientation before every flight. Safety is our number one priority so we make sure everyone hears all of the safety information and understands the safety procedures before any hunt.

Q. Do you offer an introductory course for newer shooters?
A. Yes we do! If you are rusty with the operation of the AR type rifle or new to it’s function we are happy to offer a $200 Aerial Gunner course before your hunt. We will go over fundamentals and safe firearms handling on the ground, then go up in the aircraft and engage some steel targets from the air and practice those fundamentals in a low stress target engagement application. The $200 includes the ammunition.

Must be 18 years or older to shoot from the helicopter

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#5582079 - 02/04/15 11:50 AM Re: 2-Hour Helicopter Hog Hunt for 2 in Temple [Re: modisettex]
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#5582327 - 02/04/15 01:43 PM Re: 2-Hour Helicopter Hog Hunt for 2 in Temple [Re: modisettex]
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#5585563 - 02/05/15 10:06 PM Re: 2-Hour Helicopter Hog Hunt for 2 in Temple [Re: Mr. T.]
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#5587437 - 02/07/15 02:14 AM Re: 2-Hour Helicopter Hog Hunt for 2 in Temple [Re: modisettex]
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#5596562 - 02/12/15 05:35 PM Re: 2-Hour Helicopter Hog Hunt for 2 in Temple [Re: modisettex]
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#5598226 - 02/13/15 04:48 PM Re: 2-Hour Helicopter Hog Hunt for 2 in Temple [Re: rexmitchell]
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#5601309 - 02/15/15 09:18 PM Re: 2-Hour Helicopter Hog Hunt for 2 in Temple [Re: modisettex]
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#5606625 - 02/18/15 02:23 PM Re: 2-Hour Helicopter Hog Hunt for 2 in Temple [Re: modisettex]
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#5609614 - 02/20/15 08:26 AM Re: 2-Hour Helicopter Hog Hunt for 2 in Temple [Re: modisettex]
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#5615098 - 02/23/15 11:00 AM Re: 2-Hour Helicopter Hog Hunt for 2 in Temple [Re: modisettex]
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#5619746 - 02/25/15 11:17 AM Re: 2-Hour Helicopter Hog Hunt for 2 in Temple [Re: modisettex]
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#5623741 - 02/27/15 10:04 AM Re: 2-Hour Helicopter Hog Hunt for 2 in Temple [Re: modisettex]
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#5628802 - 03/01/15 05:07 PM Re: 2-Hour Helicopter Hog Hunt for 2 in Temple [Re: modisettex]
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#5633694 - 03/04/15 09:34 AM Re: 2-Hour Helicopter Hog Hunt for 2 in Temple [Re: modisettex]
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