mississippi wild hog program

Mississippi Hog Hunting Regulations

Mississippi Wild Hog Program

The destructive habits and health risks caused by wild hogs have been a growing concern since their introduction. Wild hogs are a non-native invasive species that have been spreading at an alarming rate throughout the North America. According to a 2010 USDA study, $1.5 billion in damage can be attributed to wild hog activity each year.

The purpose of the MDWFP Wild Hog Program is to inform the public of the risks and concerns brought about by the presence of wild hogs, provide technical assistance to private and public landowners for proper control methods, and to assist in or conduct research to better understand how to control wild hog numbers statewide.

Wild Hog Information

Report a Wild Hog Violation

For additional information about the MDWFP Wild Hog Program:

Anthony Ballard
Nuisance Species Program Biologist
(601)-432-2242
anthonyb@mdwfp.state.ms.us

Mississippi Hog Hunting Regulations

  • Feral Hunting: Yes – feral hogs are considered to be “nuisance animals” in Mississippi and can be hunted, trapped, and taken on public and private lands following certain guidelines.
  • Hunting Licenses:
    • Resident: Yes, residents hunting feral hogs must possess a valid Lifetime ($1,000), All Game ($17), or Sportsman’s License ($32). If archery equipment or primitive weapons are being used an archery/primitive weapon permit must also be purchased.
    • Non Resident: Yes, residents hunting feral hogs must possess a valid Non-Resident Native Lifetime ($1,500), or All Game ($300) License. A 7-day All Game hunting license can be bought for $125.00. If archery equipment or primitive weapons are being used an archery/primitive weapon permit must also be purchased.
  • Hog Hunting Season: Landowners, leaseholders, and designated agents of the landowners/leaseholders may hunt feral hogs any time year-round on private land. On public lands, the governmental entity charged with the management of said lands may or may not allow the taking of feral hogs subject to applicable laws, rules, or regulations. Feral hogs may not be hunted or pursued with dogs during the open spring turkey season.
  • Night Hunting: Year-round on private lands.
  • Baiting: Feed / bait may be used to take wild hogs when following strict regulations. Please refer to the link above for baiting specifications.
  • Limit: No bag limit

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