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
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.