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We are based out of Temple Texas and operate an MD-500E helicopter on close to 150,000 acres of property, most of which is corn fields and other crops that hogs think are being grown as their personal buffet!
We are using an MD-500E turbine powered 4 person aircraft, with 2 shooters at a time (one left one right), we have a pilot and co-pilot/safety officer in the front seat at all times. If you do some research about the helicopter hog hunting companies in Texas you'll find that pretty much everyone else uses a Robinson 22 or Robinson 44 piston driven helicopter. The Robinson aircraft can definitely get the job done, since all helicopters are designed to hover, what becomes a factor is stability and power when you want to get somewhere quicker (we cruise 150+mph typically) and we don't have to keep the nose of our aircraft pointed into the wind. Basically the MD-500 was designed for the military as a stable observation and shooting platform at about $2,000,000, the Robinson was designed to be the most economical helicopter ever produced, at $250,000(R22) and $750,000(R44).
With that said, our prices are $650 per person, per hour, we strongly recommend a 2-3 hour hunt. We provide the free use of our short barreled, suppressed AR's chambered in 300 blackout or 308. We even provide the ammo for free.
When it comes down to it, you show up with two people, $2,600 and a smile, we'll provide an orientation/safety brief,(which some outfits charge extra for, like safety is an option!), a run down our gunnery run from the air to confirm zero and shoot some targets on the way out to the hogs, 2+ hours of flight, we'll even land on a volleyball court behind a restaurant and buy you lunch in the middle of it.
I won't even suggest how many hogs YOU will get on your hunt, we've had a few hunts where we only got 10, then we've had a few where we run out of fingers and toes to count on, most of them fall somewhere in the middle. 10-50 hogs is a fairly accurate number to expect.
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