Hunting Feral Hogs in Louisiana, No License Needed
Starting August 15th no license from the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is necessary in Louisiana to trap and hunt wild hogs. The wild hogs ever growing population has caused lots of damage. The hogs destroy crops, fences, gardens and other property in rural and suburban areas.
Rep. Major Thibaut created House Bill 294, which was signed last week by Gov. Bobby Jindall. The house bill allows trapping and hunting the feral hogs any time of day or night, with any type of weapon, the hunter's only requirement is to give the local sheriff's office 24 hours notice of their hunting plans. From NOLA.com.
UPDATE August 24, 2011: It has been brought to our attention that you do indeed a license to hunt feral hogs.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) wants to remind citizens that a valid Louisiana hunting license is still required to take outlaw quadrupeds including feral hogs with the new laws that went into effect Aug. 15. From the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries website.