Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries

Feral Hog

Feral hogs (Sus scrofa) are present in all 64 parishes in Louisiana. Louisiana’s population is estimated at 700,000. Gestation is 114 days and feral sows can have 2 litters per year averaging 6 piglets per litter. Statisticians have determined that 75 percent of the population must be harvested to maintain a static population. Feral hogs are omnivores and can adapt to nearly any environment from desert to marsh to piney woods and hardwoods and can even survive in sub-arctic conditions.


Pig Hunts

Guided Pig Hunts
The Ranch has a cross of Feral and Russian wild boar that have fully reverted to the wild. The Russian boars were imported for the San Carlos Ranch in Monterey County by George G. Moore in 1926. Over the years they have interbred into what we have today, but have retained both the looks and disposition of their European cousins. These pigs are lean and muscular and can obtain speeds up to 30 m.p.h. They have great agility and can maneuver through brush and open terrain with great ease. An average pig weighs in between 150 and 180 pounds.

Virginia Hog Hunting

Virginia Department Of Game & Inland Fisheries Feral Hogs FAQ

Summary and Frequently Asked Questions
Feral hogs are four-legged ecological disasters. They cause damage to wildlife habitat wherever they exist. The only place hogs should be found is within the confines or boundaries of their owner’s property as a livestock or domestic animal, where they are cared for according to all livestock or domestic animal regulations. Anywhere outside of these physical and regulatory boundaries they are a direct threat to our natural resources, environmental quality, and agricultural interests. Any feral hog (see definition below) found should be dispatched immediately, assuming you have permission and do so in accordance with all state and local ordinances.