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Hog Regulations

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Hog Definition

Hogs are defined as any hogs, including Russian and European wild boar, which are running at large, free-roaming or wild.

Landowner Provisions

Landowners/designees can visit wildlifedepartment.com to obtain a free night shooting exemption for feral hogs.

Landowners may obtain a free hog control permit from the local game warden allowing them to harvest hogs during antelope, bear, deer and elk firearm seasons without purchasing the corresponding big-game license.

Releasing Hogs

The “Judas pig tagging system” is legal. This is a population control technique in which a feral swine is caught, radio-collared and released at the trap site, then tracked down after it joins other feral swine so that those swine can be removed. The feral hog must be released onto the same private land on which it was caught within 24 hours of its capture. For more details, go online to www.ag.ok.gov/ais/feralswine

Shooting Hours

One-half hour before official sunrise to one-half hour after official sunset. For sunrise/sunset table, see Sunrise/Sunset Table.

Hunter Orange

For hunter orange requirements, see the bottom of Big Game Regulations.

Private Lands

Hogs may be taken year-round on private land during daylight hours or at night with permission from the private property owner, lessee or occupant of the land.

The pursuit of feral hogs with a shotgun on private property is not restricted by shot size. There is no restriction on method of take of feral hogs on private property.

  • Resident & Nonresident License Requirements: No hunting license required. All persons pursuing hogs during any big game gun or muzzleloader seasons with a shotgun and rifled slug, or any rifle or handgun larger than .22 caliber rimfire, must possess either a filled or unfilled license appropriate for that particular big game gun or muzzleloader season, unless otherwise exempt.

Public Lands

Hogs may be taken on Department-managed lands during any established hunting season with methods authorized by the Department for that hunting season, except that during any open deer and/or turkey season, only appropriate methods, hunting hours and legal equipment for that deer and/or turkey season are authorized for taking or pursuing feral hogs. No feral hogs may be removed alive from a WMA.

Pursuit of hogs at night is prohibited from Oct. 1 – Jan. 15 and during any spring turkey season.

Pursuit of hogs at night during any other time of the year has the following restrictions:

  • Use of a firearm is prohibited

In addition, persons pursuing hogs must comply with all other WMA regulations (see Department-Managed Area Rules).

Resident & Nonresident License Requirements: All persons pursuing hogs must possess a hunting license (see Licenses & Permits), unless otherwise exempt. In addition, persons pursuing hogs on WMAs open during youth deer gun, bear muzzleloader (in open counties), deer muzzleloader, deer gun, Holiday Antlerless Deer Gun (in open zones), elk gun (in open counties) and antelope gun (in open areas) seasons with a shotgun and rifled slug, or any rifle or handgun larger than .22 caliber rimfire, must possess either a filled or unfilled license appropriate for the current season, unless otherwise exempt.

Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food & Forestry Feral Swine Rules

For additional Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food & Forestry regulations concerning feral swine, visit www.ag.ok.gov/ais/feralswine or contact Dr. Justin Roach of ODAFF at (405) 522-6124 or e-mail justin.roach@ag.ok.gov.