Taking down hogs — airboat style

In tonight's episode of Sportsman TV, Hackney travels to St. Bernard Parish to hunt down feral hogs in the marsh


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Tune in to Sportsman TV tonight at 6:30 on Cox Sports Television for 'Airboat Hog Hunt,' which documents a recent trip to St. Bernard Parish to hunt feral hogs in the marsh.
Tune in to Sportsman TV tonight at 6:30 on Cox Sports Television for 'Airboat Hog Hunt,' which documents a recent trip to St. Bernard Parish to hunt feral hogs in the marsh.
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In what Greg Hackney likened to “a carnival ride with a shotgun,” the Sportsman TV host recently traveled to Violet for an airboat hunt to take down some feral hogs in the marsh.

Hackney had the time of his life as the team of airboats flushed the hogs while shooters finished them off with buckshot.

Producer Jared Serigné captured all the footage, and land manager Ronnie Adams organized the trip, got permission from the land owners and made sure safety was everyone’s top priority.

On the hunt, the crew came across several areas of marsh that had been damaged by hogs, a serious problem in light of the state’s ongoing issues with coastal erosion. 

Sportsman TV airs on Cox Sports Television every Thursday night at 6:30, as well as Saturday mornings at 8:30 and Sunday mornings at 9. 

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