Wild Hog Hunting News

Florida Wild Hogs – Nuisance or Hunting Opportunity?

The white-tailed deer is the most popular game animal pursued each winter by Florida's more than 200,000 hunters. But, there's another big-game species that's hunted quite a bit too and is especially popular with hunters in the southern and central parts of the state: the wild hog.

North Carolina to Allow Hunting Feral Swine at Night with Aid of Light

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will allow hunting of feral swine at night with the aid of light, by special permit, beginning Dec. 29, 2011.

Under this policy, archery and firearm hunters with a Commission-issued permit in addition to a hunting license may hunt feral swine after normal shooting hours (½ hour before sunrise until ½ hour past sunset) where local law allows; except by firearms on Sundays. The permits are valid through March 31.

North Carolina Wildlife Commission Adopts Rules Allowing Feral Hog Trapping

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has adopted temporary rules that allow the trapping of feral hogs with no closed season and no bag limits.

California DFG Announces Drawing for Joice Island Pig Hunt at Grizzly Island Wildlife Area

The application deadline is fast approaching for hunters who wish to enter the permit drawing for the Joice Island pig hunts. The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) will be accepting application cards through close of business Feb. 10, 2012. The drawing will be held on Feb. 14, 2012.

Wild Hogs, Snowshoe Hare Hunting, Lunker Lake Trout – All in the Latest Issue of New Hampshire Wildlife Journal

They're big, hairy, hungry and hopefully not coming to a neighborhood near you. Free-ranging feral swine have become one of the more serious wildlife problems in the United States, and New Hampshire has a confirmed, though small, population. Any presence is a concern, because razorbacks, as they are sometimes called, are extremely adaptable and can triple their population in a single year.

Illinois Hunters Asked to Report Sightings of Feral Swine

Population threatens wildlife and domestic livestock, damage to land, water and habitat.

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, the Illinois Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are enlisting the help of Illinois hunters in efforts to track feral swine and assist in slowing the population and expanding range of the invasive animals in the state.

North Carolina Wildlife Commission Schedules Public Hearing on Feral Hogs Trapping Proposal

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will hold a public hearing on Nov. 7 to receive comments on proposed temporary rules that will allow the trapping of feral hogs with no closed season and no bag limits.

West Virginia Wild Boar Firearms Season Opens October 22

The wild boar firearms season is scheduled to open on Oct. 22, and run through Oct. 29, according to Kem Shaw, Assistant District 5 Wildlife Biologist for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.

Michigan DNR Order Listing Sporting Swine as Invasive Species Takes Effect

A Department of Natural Resources director's order listing sporting swine as an invasive species took effect over the weekend on Oct. 8, making it illegal to possess the animals in Michigan.

Tennessee WRC Makes Amendment to Wild Hog Proclamation, Hears Fisheries Division Updates

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission amended the Statewide Non-protected Wildlife Proclamation concerning the eradication of wild hogs and heard updates on fisheries among business at its September meeting which concluded Friday.