On assignment for Pacific Standard’s March/April 2017 issue, photographer Benjamin Rasmussen traveled to Houston, Texas, to fly with Helibacon, a helicopter hog-hunting outfitter tackling the country’s feral pig epidemic by allowing tourists with assault weapons to shoot pigs from the sky.
“I wanted to get a sense of the experience from the perspective of a hunter and, in a small way, of the hog,” Rasmussen says, describing his day with Helibacon owners Chase Roberts, John Dumont, and Chris Britt, as they they geared up and took to the sky. Here’s what he saw:
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