FAQs

Our mission is to provide our customers with a combat focused, common sense approach that will enhance your firearm skills and shooting experience. Our highly trained and motivated crew’s objective is to assure your safety and success.

The Hogbirds crew includes experts in helicopter operations, aerial engagements, firearms training and tactical flight with over 20 years of experience.

Do I need to bring my own gun?
No, we provide suppressed AR-15 .233/5.56 with optics. This reduces noise in the airframe and increases communication abilities.

Can I use my own guns?
Yes, and feel free to use our ammo we provide. (.223/5.56 caliber only.)

Do I have to take a safety course?
Prior to the hunt, we will provide you with a tactical, safety and aircraft familiarization brief.

What do I wear?
Wear comfortable hunting gear/clothes based on the weather. It is always a good idea to bring a jacket as it will be cooler while in the helicopter.

What type of ammo will we use?
.223 or 5.56 between 55 and 75 grain rounds. Ammo is included with your hunt.

What happens to the pigs after I shoot them?
We can recover them if you choose for an additional charge.

Can I video my hunt?
Yes, GoPro cameras are provided during your hunt, and we are pleased to edited your video for an additional charge. You may also bring a microSD card or purchase one from Hogbirds at cost.

How many hogs can I kill?
Texas does not have a bag limit on hogs or varmints. This is not a sport hunt, but a depredation hunt.

Can I shoot anything else from the helicopter?
No, hogs and varmints are the only animals allowed to be shot while on the hunt. You will be briefed on what the landowner wants us to hunt prior to departure.

What are the requirements to shoot hogs or coyotes out of the helicopter?
You must legally possess a firearm in the State of Texas and have a valid Texas hunter’s license or Nonresident 5 Day – $48.

Age requirement?
No, it is based on weapons experience.

What does it take to book a hunt?
A  deposit is due at the time of booking. The remaining balance is due within 30 days of the hunt. Shorter reservations will be accepted based on availability.

What happens if the weather is bad?
We monitor the weather constantly and will communicate any weather concerns as they develop prior to the hunt. If the weather forecast is too severe for hunting, we will reschedule your hunt.

Are you insured?
Yes, we have full coverage commercial aviation insurance.

We look forward to providing you an exceptional aerial shooting experience.