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I have seen and heard a lot about "hog hunting" from helicopters in Texas, Louisiana, and Florida. My question is what part under cfr 14 is this considered? What are the rules that apply to this type activity as far as the FAA is concerned ? 

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  1. John D Collins on Jan 29, 2014

    I don’t know if this applies, but shooting from an aircraft might be considered as dropping an object with extreme prejudice.

    Sec. 91.15

    Dropping objects.

    No pilot in command of a civil aircraft may allow any object to be dropped from that aircraft in flight that creates a hazard to persons or property. However, this section does not prohibit the dropping of any object if reasonable precautions are taken to avoid injury or damage to persons or property.

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  2. Kyle A. Collins on Jan 30, 2014

    Thank you Mr. Collins i considered that as a possibility. I also wondered if it might be a function of part 137 as hogs are considered a pest. However I’m not sure this type of operation defiantly seems to fall with in the gray area of the FAR.

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  3. Kris Kortokrax on Feb 02, 2014

    I would say that the FAA does not prohibit shooting from an aircraft. Dropping is not the same as shooting.

    One would probably run afoul of the Dept. of Natural Resources (National or State). Google the Airborne Hunting Act.

    There have been instances of predator hunting from aircraft (wolves, coyotes). The Texas regulations appear to prohibit hunting from aircraft unless the DNR approves it. I would suspect that one would not risk having his helicopter confiscated by advertising and hunting from the aircraft illegally.

    Part 137 deals with dispensing water or chemicals, not bullets.

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  4. summer on Feb 06, 2014

    Our nearby helicopter operation here in Beaumont Texas used to do it, but there is so much paperwork it wasn’t worth it. TSA, Homeland Security info on every passenger, ever flight, monthly reporting, blah, blah, blah.

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