Feral swine populations have been identified in all 77 counties of Oklahoma at one time or another, and are currently present throughout the majority of the state. This invasive species continues to spread across the nation as result of natural range expansion, illegal translocation and release, and escapes from domestic swine operations. As these populations have expanded, debate over the pros and cons of their presence has become more intense. Farmers, livestock producers, hunters, and trappers all have differing opinions on these animals. For some, these animals are destructive and represent a threat to ecosystems and livestock health; while to others, they are a resource for recreation and commerce. Regardless of opinions, feral swine have proven their ability to adapt and multiply, and it will take the cooperative effort of all groups using various approaches to adequately address feral swine population control within the state. The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry continues to develop and implement aggressive measures for the eradication of feral swine that are unique to the state’s population densities, geography, public policy, and agricultural and environmental resources.
The Feral Swine Control Act was passed in 2008 to address feral swine facility and transporter licensing. This act created oversight of captive feral swine and is intended to prevent the release and propagation of feral swine upon unlicensed properties.
- 24-Hour Feral Swine Transport Permit Application
Effective September 11, 2016 all individuals transporting live feral swine shall have, in addition to a transporters license, a 24-hour transport permit for each movement of the live feral swine. This application webpage is under construction and will be completed soon. Please check back regularly.
- Feral Swine Facility License Application
- Feral Swine Transporter License Application
- Feral Swine Control Act & Administrative Rules
- Licensed Feral Swine Facilities
- Feral Swine Complaint Form
- Sporting Facility Monthly Records Template (Excel Spreadsheet)
Effective September 11, 2016, all individuals hunting captive feral swine within a licensed sporting facility must have a $25.00 Captive Feral Swine Hunting License.
Apply for a Captive Feral Swine Hunters License
This link will allow you to apply for a license for the current calendar year. If you wish to apply for a license for the next calendar year, you will need to wait until December 15th to do so. This license does not limit the number of feral swine that may be taken or how many sporting facilities you choose to visit in that licensing year.
Verify a Captive Feral Swine Hunters License (Sporting Facilities only - requires password)
This link will allow licensed sporting facilities to verify captive feral swine hunters’ licenses. This webpage is inoperable for all other users.
- ODAFF does not regulate wild feral swine hunting. Please visit the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation for hunting regulations or contact your Local Game Warden.
The Oklahoma Feral Swine Hunter/Trapper Directory was developed to help connect landowners who want help controlling feral swine with feral swine hunters and trappers. The application required for directory listing can be downloaded below. The hunter/trapper directory will list contact information that will allow landowners to extend hunting offers to them. Landowners may contact listed feral swine hunters/trappers and arrive at mutually agreeable terms for hunting or trapping feral swine. ODAFF urges all hunters and trappers to respect private property rights and abide by all state regulations, and landowners are encouraged to review the Recreational Land Use Liability powerpoint below.
- Feral Swine Hunter/Trapper Directory Application
- Feral Swine Hunters/Trapper Directory
- Feral Swine Landowner Map
- Recreational Land Use Liability
For questions about the program, contact: