Hog hunting is a favorite pastime of many Texans, and for good reason! Wild hogs cause damage to crops, property, and native wildlife. Plus, hog meat is delicious and nutritious. But when can you hunt these animals legally in Texas? In this blog post, we will explore the rules and regulations surrounding hog hunting in the Lone Star State.
Unlike other big game species like deer or turkey that have established seasons, wild hogs can be hunted year-round on both public and private lands in Texas. However, it’s essential to check local laws before going out on a hunt as some counties may prohibit certain types of weapons or methods of take.
Licenses & Permits
Anyone who wants to go hog hunting in Texas must first obtain a valid hunting license from the state. There are several options available depending on your residency status and age- such as resident vs non-resident license holders or under 17 years old hunters. Additionally, if you plan to hunt hogs at night with thermal vision optics or suppressors (silencers), you’ll need additional permits issued through the TPWD (Texas Parks & Wildlife Department).
Restrictions & Requirements
While there isn’t a specific season for wild hog hunts in Texas as they’re considered “nuisance” animals without any kind of bag limit restrictions – there are still restrictions concerning how they should be hunted humanely using appropriate equipment/methods- using baiting stations is prohibited by law; however electronic calls are allowed but not during nighttime hours unless permitted by TPWD department due to safety reasons around neighboring properties.
In conclusion: Hog Hunting provides an excellent opportunity for anyone looking for adventure amid breathtaking scenery while also helping control feral pig populations that threaten crops/wildlife habitats across Texan landscapes! So what are you waiting for, get your hunting license today and join the exciting hunt!