In an effort to help suppress the exploding feral pig population that is literally ripping apart Texas farmland, rocker-sportsman Ted Nugent and Brian “Pig Man” Quaca took to the skies to eradicate nearly 500 wild pigs via an aerial management program.
The high-octane special is an episode of “Pig Man: The Series,” which kicks off an entire night of wild hog stories and adventures, dubbed “Aporkalypse: 2013,” beginning at 8pm on Sunday, August 25. Follow the story on Twitter using #Aporkalypse2013.
“Let’s be clear, this is NOT sport hunting. It’s a management program approved by Texas law to help ranchers control the populations of feral hogs,” Brian “Pig Man” Quaca states immediately in the show. “Aerial depredation pig hunts in Texas are highly regulated and the pilots do not take chances. They gave us an on-the-ground safety talk and we only took a shot when they cleared us.”
In 2012 Sportsman Channel aired the first-ever “Aporkalypse” TV special presenting how hunters and wildlife managers are using helicopters to shoot hordes of wild pigs, which have become a destructive, and dangerous, invasive species in some areas. That special episode of “Pig Man: The Series,” hosted by swine control authority and hunter Quaca, and guest-starring Nugent, was the #1 show in its time period for M18-34.*
Based on the success of 2012′s single episode, Sportsman Channel expanded “Aporkalypse” to a full night covering the subject of the pig epidemic, hunting, and management tactics. The night starts with back-to-back “Pig Man: The Series” episodes: the first captures the helicopter eradication; and the second episode features Quaca demonstrating his pig stopping expertise with a bow and arrow.
“Aporkalypse 2013″ continues after that with special wild hog episodes of MeatEater, Travelin’ Hunter, Territories Wild and Gun It! with Benny Spies continuing at 9 pm ET/PT.