How To Hunt Wild Pig In Connecticut


Feral hog image that was taken by a groundskeeper at Thompson High School

Resident License: None needed

Non-Resident License: None needed

Resident Tag Fee: No tag required

Non-Resident Tag Fee: No Tag Required

Limit: No Limit

Season: Unregulated

Legal Method of Take: Any

Dogs: Yes

Night Time Hunting: No

Baiting: Yes

Summary: There is no apparent huntable population of wild boar in Connecticut at this time. The conditions are cold, and not so conducive to a feral pig population. When contacting the Connecticut DEP (Department of Energy and Environmental Protection), there has been no response. An article in the Norwich Bulletin by Alison Shea in April 2011, points to a possible feral pig population starting near Thompson HighSchool in North Grossvenordale.

Judging by the above photograph, it is apparent that this was once a domesticated hog, turned feral. The hog is fattened up, with a curved snout, short hair, and has “listing” around its hooves. A true wild boar would be lean, with bristled hair, and a straight snout. Regardless of the way the hog came to be feral, it is just as explosive if it were to have a sow to reproduce.


Connecticut Resources:

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection


One Response to Connecticut

  1. Anonymous says:

    They are here and population is growing, but CT DEEP will not acknowlegde this fact. Just like they did with Fisher Cats, Coyote, Bob Cat, and the Puma.