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Feral Swine

Feral Swine in Field

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.


Feral Swine Facility & Transporter Licensing

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.

 

Oklahoma Feral Swine Free Zones

Transport of live feral into or through the Feral Swine Free Zone isprohibited.  Sightings, captures, or kills of feral swine in the Feral Swine Free Zone is permitted so long as it is immediately reported to the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture.


 
Feral Swine Hunting

            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.


Oklahoma Feral Swine Hunter/Trapper Directory

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.

 

For questions about the program, contact:

Nichole Carrillo or Justin Roach, DVM
Phone:(405) 522-6124