Ted Nugent is bragging about killing over 400 wild pigs, a kill he dedicates to Bill Maher and other "animal rights freaks."
While talking with SiriusXM's Brett Winterble, Nugent claimed he killed 455 wild pigs with his machine gun in a Texas field last weekend, according to RumorFix.
“I took my machine gun in the helicopter -- in the Texas hill country -- me and my buddy ‘Pigman.' His name is ‘Pigman’; I’m the swine czar. I killed 455 hogs with my machine gun. I did it for Bill Maher and all those other animal rights freaks out there," he told Winterble, according to RumorFix. "My haters will hate me more for that."
Nugent, who claims he fired off 750 rounds a minute, says it was all for the common good since wild pigs destroy the region's natural habitat, RumorFix reports. After the kill, the 64-year-old gun-crazed rocker said he gave the meat to the needy. “We distributed tons of the most delicious pork to the soup kitchens and homeless shelters of this state. Everything we did was perfect – win, win, win," he added. “I had to adjust my halo as I was machine-gunning hogs.”
This isn't the first time the Detroit-born guitarist has been on a pig hunt.
Last August, Nugent appeared on the Sportsman Channel's "Pigman: The Series" in which he and Brian “Pigman” Quaca hunt hogs from the sky. While aerial sport-hunting is illegal in Texas, a statement released by the show said hunting pigs in such a manner is not considered "sport-hunting," but rather population control.
Previously, Nugent wrote about killing pigs in an article for The Sportsman's Guide. "I do believe that wild pigs are to this day, and will more than likely forevermore remain, my bowhunting quarry of choice," he explained. "Pigs turn me on."
Texas's feral hog population exceeds 1.5 million, according to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. That number continues to grow because of the animal's high reproduction potential and its limited natural predators.
These wild pigs are reportedly to blame for an estimated $500 million in damage in Texas each year, according to the San Angelo Standard-Times. “The feral hog population has exploded in the last 20 years,” Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples told the newspaper. “These hogs are destroying front yards, farmers’ fields, golf courses and other public and private properties all across Texas, resulting in millions of dollars in damage. This is both an urban and rural problem that directly affects our economy and the future of Texas agriculture.”