Feral hogs are destructive to wildlife and habitat
By Ronnie Weston| January 5, 2012 at 3:27 PM CST - Updated June 26 at 5:58 AM
LITTLE ROCK (AGFC) – 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 observed.
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.