Monday, February 6th, 2023
Monday, February 6th, 2023

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Feral hogs are destructive to Arkansas’s wildlife and habitat

LITTLE ROCK – Every hunting season questions come forth like
“Can I kill a feral hog in my zone”? Or, “What is the limit on
feral hogs”?

A quick answer to these and other hog questions is that feral hogs
are not game animals and are not regulated by the Arkansas Game and
Fish Commission.

Feral hogs are nuisances, extremely destructive to wildlife and
wildlife habitats and are not wanted. Persons who release hogs into
the wild are subject to arrest and stiff penalties for violating
Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission statutes.

On private land, feral hogs may be killed or trapped year-round,
day or night, by a landowner or anyone with the landowner’s
permission. All general regulations for hunting safety should be

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission encourages hunters to shoot
all feral hogs they see on wildlife management areas. Hunters may
kill feral hogs on WMAs during daylight hours during any open
hunting season as long as they are using a weapon legal for that
season. Only permit holders may hunt feral hogs during special
permit hunts. Feral hogs killed on WMAs can be taken for processing
or left where they were shot. Hunters may not use dogs, bait or
traps to hunt feral hogs on WMAs and may not hunt at night.

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