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Every state in the United States of America has its own laws and legislation when it comes to hunting different game. There are different open season dates, different animals you can hunt throughout the year, and most importantly they all require different kinds of permits. All that can leave you confused, especially if you are just now getting into hunting. That is why I compiled this list of state by state hog hunting regulations that will help you understand your state’s hunting laws better.

Have in mind that all of these regulations are a subject to constant change. That is why I have provided you with an additional link to the state’s official website where you can confirm the information and ask for more details if needed.

If you want to learn more about hog hunting in general, head over to my in-depth article on some of the best hog hunting tips for beginners. There, you will learn everything you need to know from what guns and caliber to use to where and how to hunt wild hogs.

Below you will find all the states in alphabetical order. Click on any of them to see more details.

Alabama

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Official Website: https://www.outdooralabama.com/what-hunt/feral-hog-hunting-alabama

Hog Hunting: You can hunt hogs in all of Alabama’s counties

Hunting on private lands: Allowed

Hunting on public lands: Allowed in specific areas

Night-time Hunting: It is allowed but you need a permit from Alabama Department of Conservation & Natural Resourcing

Hunting Season: All-year round on private land

Licenses: 

  • If you are a resident you need a small game license that can be obtained online here.
  • Non-residents require the same small game hunting license with the exception that they are far more expensive. There are 1 year, 10-day, and 3-day ones.

Baiting: Baiting is allowed

Bag limits: There are no bag limits

 

Alaska

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Official Website: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov

Hog Hunting: There is no hog population to be hunted in Alaska

Hunting on private lands: N/A

Hunting on public lands: N/A

Night-time Hunting: N/A

Hunting Season: N/A

Licenses: N/A

Baiting: N/A

Bag limits: N/A

 

Arizona

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Official Website: https://www.azgfd.com/Hunting

Hog Hunting: There is no hog hunting in the state of Arizona

Hunting on private lands:N/A

Hunting on public lands: N/A

Night-time Hunting: N/A

Hunting Season: N/A

Licenses: N/A

Baiting: N/A

Bag limits: N/A

 

Arkansas

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Official Website: https://www.agfc.com/en/hunting/

Hog Hunting: Hog hunting is allowed

Hunting on private lands: Allowed

Hunting on public lands: Allowed

Night-time Hunting: Allowed only on private land. If you want to hunt on a public land, it has to start at least 30 minutes before sunrise and end 30 minutes after the sunset.

Hunting Season: All-year round on private land. On public land, you can only hunt during the months of October, November, and December and only at certain places (check official website).

Licenses: 

  • Residents need a one-year sportsman’s license.
  • Non-residents can get a 1-day, 3-day, 5-day, or a one-year license all at varying prices.

Baiting: Allowed only on private lands

Bag limits: There are no bag limits

 

California

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Official Website: https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Hunting/Wild-Pig

Hog Hunting: Allowed

Hunting on private lands: Allowed

Hunting on public lands: Allowed in specific locations

Night-time Hunting: Not allowed on public lands. It has to start at least 30 minutes before sunrise and end 30 minutes after the sunset.

Hunting Season: All-year round. Wild pig tags are valid throughout the year.

Licenses: Both residents and non-residents need a hunting license and a wild pig license tag. They are purchased separately.

Baiting: Allowed on private land.

Bag limits: No bag limits

Additional Legislation:

When you kill a hog you need to fill out all the license tag’s fields in a legible and permanent manner. Punch holes for the date and month are also mandatory. The tag remains attached to the body of the hog, while the card is handed to the wildlife department.

 

Colorado

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Official Website: https://cpw.state.co.us

Hog Hunting: Since wild hogs are detrimental to the rest of Colorado’s wildlife, hunting them isn’t regulated.

Hunting on private lands: Allowed

Hunting on public lands: Allowed

Night-time Hunting: Allowed

Hunting Season: All-year round

Licenses: No license required

Baiting: Not allowed

Bag limits: No bag limits

 

Connecticut

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Official Website: https://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2700&q=323414&deepNav_GID=1633

Hog Hunting: No hog hunting in this state due to low population numbers

Hunting on private lands: N/A

Hunting on public lands: N/A

Night-time Hunting: N/A

Hunting Season: N/A

Licenses: N/A

Baiting: N/A

Bag limits: N/A

 

Delaware

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Official Website: http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/fw/hunting/Pages/Wildlife.aspx

Hog Hunting: No hog hunting in this state due to low population numbers

Hunting on private lands: N/A

Hunting on public lands: N/A

Night-time Hunting: N/A

Hunting Season: N/A

Licenses: N/A

Baiting: N/A

Bag limits: N/A

Florida

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Official Website: https://myfwc.com/hunting/

Hog Hunting: Yes. Hunting wild hogs is allowed in all of Florida’s counties.

Hunting on private lands: Allowed

Hunting on public lands: Allowed in specific places

Night-time Hunting: On private land only.

Hunting Season: You can hunt wild hogs all year round on private property. On public land, you can hunt them at every season except the spring turkey season. Weapons are unregulated for private lands but on public you must use one according to the season (ex. a bow during bow hunting season).

Licenses: 

  • Resident don’t need a license to hunt hogs on a private property. A license is only required if you hunt on a public wildlife management area.
  • Non-residents also don’t need a license for private land hunting but need one for public wildlife management areas. There are annuals and 10-day license options.

Baiting: Allowed on private land only

Bag limits: There are no bag limits for private land hunting, although there are different limits for wildlife management areas which are set by the season.

 

Georgia

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Official Website: http://www.gohuntgeorgia.com/

Hog Hunting: Allowed

Hunting on private lands: Allowed

Hunting on public lands: Allowed

Night-time Hunting: On private land only.

Hunting Season: All year round (on private property). On wildlife management areas you can hunt hogs throughout most seasons but your weapon must fit the specific hunting season’s requirements. For example, during the deer hunting season you have to hunt hogs with a deer hunting weapon.

Licenses: Both residents and non-residents need a hunting license.

Baiting: On private land only.

Bag limits: There are no bag limits

 

Hawaii

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Official Website: https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dofaw/

Hog Hunting: Allowed on the islands of Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and Molokai. Hunting hogs on the island of Lanai is prohibited.

Hunting on private lands: Allowed

Hunting on public lands: Allowed, depending on the region

Night-time Hunting: Not allowed

Hunting Season: Varies from island to island.

Licenses: Both residents and non-residents need a hunting license.

Baiting: Allowed

Bag limits: No bag limits

 

Idaho

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Official Website: https://idfg.idaho.gov/

Hog Hunting: Allowed and isn’t regulated.

Hunting on private lands: Allowed

Hunting on public lands: Allowed

Night-time Hunting: Not allowed

Hunting Season: All year round

Licenses: Residents and non-residents only need a general hunting license.

Baiting: Allowed

Bag limits: No bag limits

 

Illinois

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Official Website: https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Hog Hunting: Allowed and not regulated.

Hunting on private lands: Allowed

Hunting on public lands: Allowed

Night-time Hunting: Not allowed

Hunting Season: Hog hunting is allowed during deer hunting season only. The allowed weapons are the same that can be used for deer hunting.

Licenses: Residents and non-residents need a general hunting license only.

Baiting: Allowed

Bag limits: No bag limits

 

Indiana

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Official Website: https://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/6485.htm

Hog Hunting: Allowed on private land only

Hunting on private lands: Allowed

Hunting on public lands: Not-allowed

Night-time Hunting: Allowed on private property only

Hunting Season: All year round

Licenses: No license needed only a written permission from the private land owner.

Baiting: Allowed on private property only

Bag limits: No bag limits

 

Iowa

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Official Website: https://www.iowadnr.gov/Hunting/Hunting-Licenses-Laws

Hog Hunting: Allowed

Hunting on private lands: Allowed

Hunting on public lands: Allowed

Night-time Hunting: Allowed

Hunting Season: All year round

Licenses: 

  • Residents need a hunting and habitat combined license.
  • Non-residents need the same license and also have to be older than 18 years.

Baiting: Allowed on private lands

Bag limits: No bag limits

 

Kansas

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Official Website: https://ksoutdoors.com/

Hog Hunting: Not allowed. Only private land owners are allowed to remove feral hogs from their property.

Hunting on private lands: Not allowed.

Hunting on public lands: Not allowed.

Night-time Hunting: Not allowed.

Hunting Season: N/A

Licenses: N/A

Baiting:Not allowed.

Bag limits:Not allowed.

 

Kentucky

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Official Website: https://fw.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Hog Hunting: Allowed. Private land owners are even asked to work with the State Department to remove hogs from their property.

Hunting on private lands: Allowed

Hunting on public lands: Allowed

Night-time Hunting: It has to start at least 30 minutes before sunrise and end 30 minutes after the sunset.

Hunting Season: All year-round, except for the area of Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

Licenses: 

  • Residents need a hunting license. There are a one-year and one-day license options. You can check them out here.
  • Non-residents need a license as well. There are annual options, as well as 7-day and 1-day ones.

Baiting: Only allowed on private land

Bag limits: No bag limits

 

Louisiana

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Official Website: http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/hunting/outlaw-quadrupeds

Hog Hunting: Since Louisiana has the fastest-growing wild hog populations in the USA, hog hunting is not only allowed but also encouraged by the government.

Hunting on private lands: Allowed

Hunting on public lands: Allowed

Night-time Hunting: Allowed on private property with conditions (see additional information)

Hunting Season: All year-round in the daylight shooting hours.

Licenses: Residents and non-residents both need a hunting license which excludes big-game hunting. For non-residents there are 1-day options.

Baiting: Allowed

Bag limits: No bag limits

Additional information: 

While you can hunt hogs on private land during the night, you need to notify the sheriff’s office in advance. After August 15th you can also legally use any artificial light source such as night vision scopes or other similar items. You also need a a written permission from the land owner when night hunting on his property.

 

Maine

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Official Website: http://www.dnr.state.md.us/

Hog Hunting: There is no hog hunting in Maine

Hunting on private lands: N/A

Hunting on public lands: N/A

Night-time Hunting: N/A

Hunting Season: N/A

Licenses: N/A

Baiting: N/A

Bag limits: N/A

 

Maryland

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Official Website: http://www.dnr.state.md.us/

Hog Hunting: No hog hunting in the state of Maryland

Hunting on private lands: N/A

Hunting on public lands: N/A

Night-time Hunting: N/A

Hunting Season: N/A

Licenses: N/A

Baiting: N/A

Bag limits: N/A

 

Massachusetts

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Official Website: http://www.mass.gov/

Hog Hunting: No hog hunting in the state of Massachusetts

Hunting on private lands: N/A

Hunting on public lands: N/A

Night-time Hunting: N/A

Hunting Season: N/A

Licenses: N/A

Baiting: N/A

Bag limits: N/A

 

Michigan

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Official Website: https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-350-79137_79782_82096—,00.html

Hog Hunting: Anyone with a valid hunting license or a concealed pistol license (CPL) can hunt wild hogs in the state of Michigan

Hunting on private lands: Allowed

Hunting on public lands: Allowed

Night-time Hunting: Allowed but you must follow the current hunting season’s rules

Hunting Season: All year-round within the daytime hours and following the rules of the according hunting season

Licenses: Both residents and non-residents need an annual-hunting license or a CPL

Baiting: Allowed with the additional rule of not having more than 2 gallons of bait at a single spot

Bag limits: No bag limits

 

Minnesota

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Official Website: http://dnr.state.mn.us/

Hog Hunting: Hunting hogs in this state is not allowed

Hunting on private lands: N/A

Hunting on public lands: N/A

Night-time Hunting: N/A

Hunting Season: N/A

Licenses: N/A

Baiting: N/A

Bag limits: N/A

 

Mississippi

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Official Website: http://www.mdwfp.com/wildlife-hunting/nuisance-wildlife.aspx

Hog Hunting: Allowed. You can hunt and trap hogs in this state, as they are considered pests.

Hunting on private lands: Allowed

Hunting on public lands: Allowed

Night-time Hunting: Allowed on private lands all year-round

Hunting Season: All year-round on private lands but local authorities might limit the hunting at times on public lands. Always check with the official site or local government to see if it’s currently allowed.

Licenses: 

  • Residents need one of the following hunting licenses – Lifetime, Sportsman’s, or All-Game. If you are bow hunting or using any other archery weapon you also need a permit for it.
  • Non-residents can get the Lifetime or All-game hunting licenses. There is also a 7-day one. The same rules apply for archery weapons.

Baiting: Allowed but there are certain limitations (check official site)

Bag limits: No bag limits

Additional laws: Wild hogs cannot be chased with dogs during the open spring turkey season.

 

Missouri

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Official Website: http://mdc.mo.gov/

Hog Hunting: Hunting wild hogs isn’t allowed (encouraged). Hunters who come across hogs are to report the sighting at 573-522-4115, ext. 3296 and are asked not to shoot the hogs if possible.

Hunting on private lands: N/A

Hunting on public lands: N/A

Night-time Hunting: N/A

Hunting Season: N/A

Licenses: N/A

Baiting: N/A

Bag limits: N/A

 

Montana

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Official Website: http://fwp.mt.gov/

Hog Hunting: There are no hogs in the state of Montana.

Hunting on private lands: N/A

Hunting on public lands: N/A

Night-time Hunting: N/A

Hunting Season: N/A

Licenses: N/A

Baiting: N/A

Bag limits: N/A

 

Nebraska

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Official Website: http://outdoornebraska.ne.gov/

Hog Hunting: Hog hunting in Nebraska is illegal.

Hunting on private lands: N/A

Hunting on public lands: N/A

Night-time Hunting: N/A

Hunting Season: N/A

Licenses: N/A

Baiting: N/A

Bag limits: N/A

 

Nevada

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Official Website: http://agri.nv.gov/

Hog Hunting: It is illegal to hunt hogs in Nevada.

Hunting on private lands: N/A

Hunting on public lands: N/A

Night-time Hunting: N/A

Hunting Season: N/A

Licenses: N/A

Baiting: N/A

Bag limits: N/A

 

New Hampshire

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Official Website: http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/

Hog Hunting: It is legal to hunt hogs in New Hampshire but they are all considered escaped animals (from private property) and you need the permission of the property owner to track and hunt them.

Hunting on private lands: Allowed

Hunting on public lands: Allowed under specific conditions

Night-time Hunting: Allowed on private land with permission from the owner

Hunting Season: All year-round within the usual hog hunting hours on private land.

Licenses: Both residents and non-residents first need a permission from the land owner and only then they can get a hunting license from the state.

Baiting: When baiting on private land you must meet the state’s regulations on baiting.

Bag limits: No bag limits

 

New Jersey

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Official Website: https://www.visitnj.org/

Hog Hunting: You can hunt hogs inside the deer hunting season in New Jersey. That is only allowed in areas 25 and 65, though.

Hunting on private lands: Allowed

Hunting on public lands: Only in specific zones

Night-time Hunting: Not allowed. Hunting should start at least 30 minutes before sunrise and end 30 minutes after the sunset.

Hunting Season: At the same time with the deer hunting season

Licenses: Residents and non-residents need firearm hunting licenses and deer permits.

BaitingBaiting is allowed

Bag limits: No bag limits

 

New Mexico

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Official Website: http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/

Hog Hunting: Hunting wild hogs in New Mexico is supported and encouraged by the state as they are considered pest.

Hunting on private lands: Allowed

Hunting on public lands: Allowed

Night-time Hunting: Not allowed. Hunting should start at least 30 minutes before sunrise and end 30 minutes after the sunset. You also can’t use artificial illumination.

Hunting Season: All year-round

Licenses: No licenses needed, just a permission from the land owner if hunting on private land.

Baiting: Allowed

Bag limits: No bag limit

 

New York

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Official Website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/

Hog Hunting: Not allowed

Hunting on private lands: N/A

Hunting on public lands: N/A

Night-time Hunting: N/A

Hunting Season: N/A

Licenses: N/A

Baiting: N/A

Bag limits: N/A

 

North Carolina

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Official Website: https://www.ncwildlife.org/Hunting

Hog Hunting: Hunting hogs is allowed in North Carolina

Hunting on private lands: Allowed

Hunting on public lands: Allowed

Night-time Hunting: Allowed

Hunting Season: All year-round

Licenses: Residents need a normal hunting license while residents need a non-resident one. There are annual and 10-day options for non-residents.

Baiting: Allowed

Bag limits: No bag limits

Additional information: Artificial illumination during your hunt is allowed all-year round

 

North Dakota

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Official Website: http://gf.nd.gov/l

Hog Hunting: Hog hunting in North Dakota is prohibited since 2009

Hunting on private lands: N/A

Hunting on public lands: N/A

Night-time Hunting: N/A

Hunting Season: N/A

Licenses: N/A

Baiting: N/A

Bag limits: N/A

 

Ohio

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Official Website: http://wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/hunting-trapping-and-shooting-sports/hunting-trapping-regulations/feral-swine-hunting-regulations

Hog Hunting: Allowed

Hunting on private lands: Allowed

Hunting on public lands: Allowed

Night-time Hunting: It is allowed except during the deer season (gun and muzzleloader).

Hunting Season: All year-round

Licenses: Residents and non-residents need a hunting license and a deer hunting permit if hunting hogs during the deer season.

Baiting: Allowed with the exception that you can’t use foods that feed or attract birds on state-owned grounds.

Bag limits: No bag limits

Additional information: Weapons and devices should be the same as the deer hunting ones if you are hog hunting during the deer season.

 

Oklahoma

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Official Website: https://www.wildlifedepartment.com/feral-hogs-in-oklahoma

Hog Hunting: Allowed

Hunting on private lands: Allowed during the day

Hunting on public lands: Not allowed

Night-time Hunting: Not allowed. Night-time hog shooting can be requested for pest-control

Hunting Season: Allowed all year-round but the hunting must meet the specific hunting season’s requirements

Licenses: Residents and non-residents can hunt on private land without a license but they will need a permit if they are hunting hogs during antelope, deer, elk, or bear season and use a weapon with larger than .22 caliber.

Baiting: Allowed

Bag limits: No bag limits

 

Oregon

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Official Website: https://www.dfw.state.or.us/

Hog Hunting: Allowed

Hunting on private lands: Allowed

Hunting on public lands: Allowed

Night-time Hunting: Not allowed

Hunting Season: All year-round

Licenses: Residents and non-residents need a valid hunting license for public lands and the land owner’s permission for private land hunting.

Baiting: Baiting is not allowed in the state of Oregon

Bag limits: No bag limits

 

Pennsylvania

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Official Website: https://www.pgc.pa.gov/HuntTrap/Hunting/Pages/default.aspx

Hog Hunting: Hogs are considered pests in most parts of Pennsylvania and thus hunting is allowed

Hunting on private lands: Allowed

Hunting on public lands: Allowed

Night-time Hunting: Not allowed

Hunting Season: Allowed all year-round except on Sundays. Consult with the local government to check if the area in which you are hunting isn’t exempt of this.

Licenses: Licenses and regulations depend on the specific hunting season (check official website for more information)

Baiting: Not allowed

Bag limits: Within the limitations of the ongoing hunting season

 

Rhode Island

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Official Website: http://www.dem.ri.gov

Hog Hunting: This state is hog-free

Hunting on private lands: N/A

Hunting on public lands: N/A

Night-time Hunting: N/A

Hunting Season: N/A

Licenses: N/A

Baiting: N/A

Bag limits: N/A

 

South Carolina

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Official Website: http://www.dnr.sc.gov/regs/pdf/hog.pdf

Hog Hunting: Hog hunting is allowed and South Carolina is home to perhaps the largest hog population in the USA.

Hunting on private lands: Allowed

Hunting on public lands: Allowed

Night-time Hunting: Allowed for bow and arrow hunting (calls, night vision devices and bait are also allowed in these cases). If you have a shotgun or a centerfire rifle, as well as a gun with longer than 9-inches barrel, you cannot hunt at night. You cannot hunt hogs are night at the Wildlife Management Areas. For more information on night-time hunting, visit the official website.

Hunting Season: All year-round on private lands and on WMAs it is allowed during any open hunting season but you must meet the WMA’s and hunting season’s weapon and hunting requirements.

Licenses: Residents and non-residents need a state hunting permit and a WMA license when hunting on Wildlife Management Areas. For private lands, no license is required.

Baiting: Allowed

Bag limits: No bag limits

 

South Dakota

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Official Website: http://gfp.sd.gov/hunting/

Hog Hunting: Hog hunting isn’t regulated in this state as there is no hog viable population.

Hunting on private lands: N/A

Hunting on public lands: N/A

Night-time Hunting: N/A

Hunting Season: N/A

Licenses: N/A

Baiting: N/A

Bag limits: N/A

 

Tennessee

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Official Website: https://www.tn.gov/twra/wildlife/mammals/

Hog Hunting: Hog hunting is done for eradicating them not for hunting. They are considered pest in this state.

Hunting on private lands: Allowed

Hunting on public lands: Allowed under certain conditions

Night-time Hunting: Land owners can hunt hogs at night only after they’ve obtained an exemption from the TWRA. For public lands it is prohibited unless stated otherwise.

Hunting Season: All year-round on private land and varies from area to area when it comes to public lands.

Licenses: Licenses depend on the specific area in which you hunt. For private land hunting there are no licenses required both for residents and non-residents.

Baiting: Allowed on private land only

Bag limits: No bag limits

 

Texas

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Official Website: https://tpwd.texas.gov/

Hog Hunting: Texas is where most people go to hunt hogs nowadays as the hog population is soon going to reach 3 million and is one of the largest in the country.

Hunting on private lands: Allowed

Hunting on public lands: Allowed

Night-time Hunting: Allowed on private land. Artificial lights are also allowed if the game warden has been notified before hand. When there are deer in reach, you cannot use spotlights.

Hunting Season: All year-round

Licenses: Both residents and non-residents need a general hunting license for public land hunting and the owner’s permission as well as hunting license for private land hunting.

Baiting: Allowed

Bag limits: No bag limits

 

Utah

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Official Website: http://wildlife.utah.gov/hunting-in-utah.html

Hog Hunting: Hog hunting in Utah is illegal

Hunting on private lands: N/A

Hunting on public lands: N/A

Night-time Hunting: N/A

Hunting Season: N/A

Licenses: N/A

Baiting: N/A

Bag limits: N/A

 

Vermont

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Official Website: http://www.vtfishandwildlife.com/

Hog Hunting: Not allowed

Hunting on private lands: N/A

Hunting on public lands: N/A

Night-time Hunting: N/A

Hunting Season: N/A

Licenses: N/A

Baiting: N/A

Bag limits: N/A

 

Virginia

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Official Website: http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/wildlife/feral-hogs/hunting-faq/

Hog Hunting: Hogs in Virginia are pest and aren’t protected by the state thus hunting is allowed

Hunting on private lands: Allowed

Hunting on public lands: Allowed

Night-time Hunting: Allowed

Hunting Season: All year-round

Licenses: Residents need a resident hunting license and non-residents need a non-resident one. On private land, you also need the owner’s permission.

Baiting: Allowed

Bag limits: No bag limits

 

Washington

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Official Website: http://www.invasivespecies.wa.gov/priorities/feral_swine.shtml

Hog Hunting: Hunting hogs in the state of Washington is illegal by law.

Hunting on private lands: N/A

Hunting on public lands: N/A

Night-time Hunting: N/A

Hunting Season: N/A

Licenses: N/A

Baiting: N/A

Bag limits: N/A

 

West Virginia

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Official Website: http://www.wvdnr.gov/Regulations/hunting_hrBoarArchFire.shtm

Hog Hunting: Allowed, even though populations aren’t high

Hunting on private lands: Allowed

Hunting on public lands: Allowed

Night-time Hunting: Not allowed. Hunting must start at least 30 minutes before sunrise and end 30 minutes after the sunset.

Hunting Season: For bow and arrow hunting most counties are available from September 27th through December 31st. Firearms are allowed typically between the 25th of October and the 1st of November.

Licenses: Only the residents of the state can hunt hogs and need the appropriate license

Baiting: Not allowed

Bag limits: One hog per year

 

Wisconsin

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Official Website: https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/hunt/feralpig.html

Hog Hunting: Hog hunting in the state of Wisconsin is allowed encouraged as they are considered an invasive species.

Hunting on private lands: Allowed

Hunting on public lands: Allowed

Night-time Hunting: Allowed

Hunting Season: All year-round

Licenses: Residents and non-residents need a small game license for public land hunting and the owner’s permission for private land hunting. Private land owners can hunt hogs in their own property without any license or permit.

Baiting: Allowed

Bag limits: No bag limits

 

Wyoming

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Official Website: https://wgfd.wyo.gov/

Hog Hunting: No hog hunting in this state due to the low hog population

Hunting on private lands: N/A

Hunting on public lands: N/A

Night-time Hunting: N/A

Hunting Season: N/A

Licenses: N/A

Baiting: N/A

Bag limits: N/A

 

Final Words

As you might have found out, each state is very specific to what you can do in it when it comes to hunting hogs. Some states have more strict hog hunting regulations while others are generally open to anyone who wants to hunt them, as they are considered pest and a nuisance to the state and local land owners. Some states like Texas are in the middle of a losing war against these animals and that is why hog hunting there is a booming industry. People open their lands for hunting and even pay experienced hunters to go there and kill as many hogs as they can, as a hungry hog can ruin your crops in a matter of days. Some ranches offer packages which include all the permits and licenses you need in the price, as well as accommodation, hunting guides, and other things that will make your experience better.

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