Florida

How To Hunt Wild Pig In Florida

Photo of Florida wild hogs in a field by Will Pittenger

Resident License: None needed on private property, but on public wildlife management areas you need a hunting license of $17

Non-Resident License: None needed on private property, but on public wildlife management areas you need a hunting license of $151.50 annually, and $46.50 for a 10 day pass

Resident Tag Fee: No Tag Required, but WMA permits may be required, as well as archery permit, crossbow permit, or muzzleloaders permit.

Non-Resident Tag Fee: No Tag Required, but WMA permits may be required, as well as archery permit, crossbow permit, or muzzleloaders permit.

Limit: There are different limits, and size restrictions in different WMA”s

Season: Feral hogs can be hunted year round, but on public WMA’s there are seasons that are archery only and muzzleloaders only. Also there is no hog hunting during spring turkey season.

Legal Method of Take: Any legal  Rifle, Bow, Shotgun, Pistol, Knife, muzzleloaders.

Dogs: Yes

Night Time Hunting: Yes, on private land

Trapping: Yes please see Florida Trapping Regulations

Baiting: Yes

Summary: Florida has an estimated 1 million feral swine in the state in every county. The wild pig is considered wildlife, and is the second most hunted large game next to the white tail deer. Florida has little to no restrictions for hunting wild pigs on private property. You may hunt at night, hunt without a license, and there are no limits or permits required. On public WMA’s, you need a hunting license, permit specific to that WMA you want to hunt on, and have a permit for the equipment you are using. There are also some limits on take, and size restrictions.



Resources: 

Florida Fish and Game Department

Florida WMA Regulations