Hog Hunt in Oklahoma

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Hog Hunts  
State Wide – Year-round – 24/7
Doesn’t Require a Nonresident Hunting License (unless hunting with a firearm during a regular big game or trophy game hunting season).

Season Dates: January 1 – December 31

Lodge
1+-day(s) | 2+-on-1 | Call for Available Dates

Deposit
A 50% deposit of the value of your hunt will reserve your dates – (non-refundable). Remaining balance of 50% is due 60 days prior to your hunt dates or you may pay with cash the day before your hunt begins.

License Fees and Application Deadlines
Nonresident Fees: Purchase online | Over the Counter | See Below.
Note: All prices are subject to State taxes | Fees | All are subject to change at any time.
License Fees and Application Deadlines for all big game species are set by Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, purchased on the ODWC website or Over the Counter. You may apply online yourself at: Apply Here

What kind of hunting license do I need on private land?

No hunting license is required.

However, if you are hunting during one of the following seasons with a shotgun and rifled slug, or any rifle or handgun larger than .22 caliber rim-fire, you must possess a filled or unfilled license appropriate for the current season, unless otherwise exempt.

  • youth deer gun
  • bear muzzleloader (in open counties),
  • deer muzzleloader,
  • deer gun,
  • Holiday Antlerless Deer Gun (in open zones),
  • elk gun (in open counties)
  • antelope gun (in open areas)

What if I am hunting with archery equipment or knife?

No hunting license needed for private land, but a hunting license is required for public land.

A filled or unfilled license (deer, elk, antelope, bear) is not required when you are not hunting with a shotgun and rifled slug, or any rifle or handgun larger than .22 caliber rim-fire. You can not use dogs or a knife during any open big game seasons.

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Night Shooting Exemptions

Only a deed-holding landowner (or a designee with written landowner permission) can register a property for a night-shooting exemption. The exemption procedure provides immediate approval for a landowner (or a designee with written landowner permission) to shoot feral hogs on the property at night.

A landowner shooting feral swine on his property at night must carry his exemption number. Anyone else shooting feral swine at night is required to carry the property’s exemption number and written permission from the landowner or the landowner’s single designee. Rules are more stringent during the 16-day deer gun season. During this time, only the landowner or their written designee can night shoot on the property listed on their exemption, and he or she is required to provide some type of advanced notification to the local game warden. The advanced notification can be by text message, voicemail or email. Family members (parents, children, grandchildren, sons-in-laws and daughters-in-laws) can assist an exemption holder. At least one person in the group must have a copy of the exemption while night shooting.

What’s legal for night shooting pigs under this exemption?

Persons shooting hogs at night on a night shooting exemption may not shoot from, to, on, or across any public roadway.

The following is legal when night shooting with this exemption:

Learning about Hogs

Feral swine have become a concern across Oklahoma because of their expanding numbers and the damage they inflict to the landscape. Feral swine have been detected in 70 of the state’s 77 counties, but they are most prevalent across the southern parts of Oklahoma. They are also most active at night.

Feral hogs congregate in “sounders,” as the large groups are called. Each sounder can tear up several acres every night looking for food, which can include cropland, pastures, golf courses and even residential lawns. They will eat about 4 percent of their body weight daily.

Besides destruction of property, other concerns about feral swine are:

  • Population growth. Feral swine have high reproductive potential, and piglets become sexually active at about 6 months old. An estimated 600,000 to 1.5 million feral swine are in Oklahoma.
  • Disease transmission. Feral swine can be infected with brucellosis and leptospirosis, which can be passed to people. Pseudorabies is found in about one-third of the feral swine population. This disease can spread to dogs, cattle, goats and sheep. Feral hogs also can carry and transmit many other diseases.
  • Threat to wildlife: Native species are being stressed by the activities of feral swine. They compete for food resources that also support deer, raccoons, black bears and opossums. Wildlife can contract many diseases from feral swine. Feral swine have few natural predators, and in some cases, the feral swine have begun pursuing wild animals as prey items.

Feral hogs (also called wild hogs), belonging to the species Sus scrofa, are not native to the United States.  The presence of these animals in this country is solely attributable to man-made introductions, some of which were intentional while others were accidental.  Basically, two types of Sus scrofa, Eurasian wild boar and domestic swine, were introduced into the United States.  Because these two types are conspecifics, wherever both were found together in the wild, interbreeding occurred.  As a result, there are now three general types of wild hogs present in this country (Fig. 1).  However, because this situation represents a very diverse hybrid complex, the distinguishing lines among these three general types are not always clear morphologically; genetic analyses may be necessary to sort out the ancestry of any one specific population of unknown origin.

Historically, the first man-made introduction of hogs into the United States was on the Hawaiian Islands.  These animals were carried there by the early Polynesian immigrants who first colonized these islands.  Hogs were abundant on all the islands within this archipelago at the time of the first European contact in the 18th Century.  The first hogs to be brought to continental North America were of European origin.  The first importation of domestic swine into North America came with the second voyage of Christopher Columbus in 1493.  Among the livestock acquired in the Canary Islands to provision this expedition were eight “selected” domestic pigs that were taken onboard at the island of Gomera.  These animals and their offspring became the stock that populated the newly formed settlements and outposts on the islands of Cuba, Hispaniola, and Jamaica.  From these animals sprang the immense herds that sustained the Spanish explorers on their journeys to the mainland during the early 1500s.  It was from these ambulatory stocks of swine used by these initial expeditions that the first well-documented feral populations of wild hogs originated in the continental United States.

The expedition of Hernando de Soto is attributed as the first documented source that introduced hogs into the continental United States.  From the initial stock of animals, De Soto’s herd of swine increased to a reported total of 700.  Over a three-year period, De Soto and his army traveled through what are now 14 states.  Along the 3,100-mile journey, the hogs variously escaped into the wild and were either given to or stolen by the Indians encountered by the Spaniards.  De Soto was followed by many other Spanish, English, and French explorers and colonists that brought hogs to the continental U. S. (e.g., Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, Juan de Oñate, Pierre de Iberville, Fernando del Bosque, Rene-Robert Cavelier Sieur de La Salle, and Sir Walter Raleigh).  The escaped hogs from these various expeditions and settlements went wild and rapidly became established in a variety of areas.

Among the domestic livestock being raised in the early settlements in the European colonies in the New World, hogs were among the most common.  The free-ranging of domestic livestock, including hogs, was a commonly practiced husbandry method employed in these colonies.  Often, these free-ranging domestic swine went wild.  Combined with the escaped stock from the earlier expeditions, these animals established the early populations of wild hogs throughout the eastern and southwestern United States.

Beginning in the 1890s, pure Eurasian wild boar was introduced into several areas of the United States to provide a new huntable big game species for wealthy sportsmen.  All these initial introductions were into fenced shooting preserves (e.g., Corbin’s Park, NH; Litchfield Park, NY; Hooper Bald, NC).  Many were followed by secondary introductions into other locations.  A number of these later releases were made into unfenced areas.  In other instances, the wild boar was able to break out of and escape the fenced enclosures where they were being maintained.  In such areas where feral hogs were already established, interbreeding between the two forms readily occurred, further complicating the taxonomic composition of the wild hogs found in those areas.

From 1900 until the late 1980s, feral hog populations in the United States were primarily found in the southern tier of states and in states on the West Coast.  Between 1989 and the present, the number of states reporting the presence of feral hogs has more than doubled.  Like the initial introductions of this species into this continent, this new range increase has also been man-made.  Concurrent with this range expansion has been an increase in the estimate national population size of this species.  The range expansion in the central part of the country was reportedly largely due to clandestine releases by feral hog hunting enthusiasts. In most states the practice of releasing hogs is highly illegal.  Other expansions have been the result of these animals escaping from fenced shooting preserves.  The identified sport hunting sources (i.e., clandestine releases and escapes from fenced preserves) of this species increase are consistent with the fact that feral hogs have become the second most popular big game animal in North America, second only to white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in the numbers harvested every year.  Because of continuing illegal releases of feral hogs into new areas, the number of states with these animals will probably increase.  In fact, the potential exists to ultimately have introduced populations of feral hogs in all 50 states at some time in the future.

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