Virginia Hog Hunting

Virginia Hog Hunting

  • Feral Hunting: Yes – feral hogs are considered a nuisance species in Virginia and are not protected. However, hunting opportunities are limited and the largest populations of feral hogs tend to be on private land, where landowner permission is required.
  • Hunting Licenses:
    • Resident: You need a resident hunting license in order to hunt feral hogs in Virginia, which can be purchased for $23. The cased gun law remains in effect for all National Forest lands and Wildlife Management Areas. On private land, hunters must have permission from landowners.
    • Non Resident: You need a non-resident hunting license in order to hunt feral hogs in Virginia, which can be purchased for $111. The cased gun law remains in effect for all National Forest lands and Wildlife Management Areas. On private land, hunters must have permission from landowners.
  • Hog Hunting Season: There is a continuous open season for feral hogs in Virginia.
  • Night Hunting: Yes
  • Baiting: Yes
  • Limit: No bag limit

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… Read more »