Georgia Department Of Natural Resources

Georgia Hog Hunting Regulations

Georgia Hog Hunting Regulations



No limit, no closed season.


Feral hogs may be hunted at night with a light (no voltage restriction), which is carried by the hunter or affixed to a helmet, hat or part of a belt system. Hunting over bait is allowed. No hunting from a vehicle.

Wildlife Management Areas

Feral hogs may be taken during any small or big game season with the appropriate lawful weapons. Hunter orange is required and no night hunting or baiting is allowed. Electronic calls may be used. Additionally, a Feral Hog and Coyote season will be held from May 16-31 on all WMAs (unless otherwise specified). During this two week hunt, any legal firearm for big or small game may be used, except on Archery Only areas. View hunt dates and regulations for specific WMAs.

National Forest Areas (outside of WMAs)

Hogs may be taken with archery equipment during archery deer season, with deer weapons during firearms deer season, with turkey weapons during turkey season and with small game weapons during small game season. No night hunting or baiting is allowed. Hunter orange is required during firearms and primitive weapons deer seasons.

Legal Weapons

Any legal weapon allowed on private land.

License Requirements

All residents age 16 years of age or older must possess a hunting license to hunt feral hog, except when hunting on land owned by the hunter or their immediate family (blood or dependent) residing in the same household. Nonresidents must possess a nonresident hunting license.

Invasive Species

It is unlawful to take nongame wildlife except coyotes, armadillos, groundhogs, beavers, starlings, English sparrows, pigeons, fiddler crabs and venomous snakes. Additionally, rats, mice, frogs spring lizards, freshwater crayfish and freshwater mussels may be taken except for species on Georgia’s protected species list.

  • Feral Hunting: Yes; learn more about Georgia’s feral hog population here.
  • Hunting Licenses:
    • Resident: A hunting license for hunting wild hog is required, and can be bought for $10.
    • Non Resident: $100 for an annual combination hunting and fishing license ($20 for a 3-day trip combination license). No general hunting license is available for non-residents.
  • Hog Hunting Season: Feral hogs can hunted year-round on private land. On WMAs hogs can be taken during most hunting seasons, but the type of hunting allowed is contingent on the season (for example, during deer season hogs can only be taken with deer weapons).
  • Night Hunting: Only on private land
  • Baiting: Only on private land
  • Limit: No bag limit

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