How To Hunt Wild Boar In Louisiana

Louisiana swamps are a perfect habitat for wild hogs

Resident License: $15.00 annually

Non-Resident License: $29.00 for the day, $150.00 annually 

Resident Tag Fee: No tag required

Non-Resident Tag Fee: No Tag Required

Limit: No Limit

Season: Unregulated

Legal Method of Take: Any legal firearm, bow, knife, and dogs.

Sound Suppressors: Yes, you may hunt hogs with sound suppressors in Louisiana , but you must be registered with ATF for permit and on private property.

Dogs: Yes

Night Time Hunting: Yes, on private land you may hunt hogs at night in Louisiana, and use the aid of night vision equipment, laser sighting, and artificial light.

Baiting: Yes

Trapping: Yes, you may trap wild boar on private land. You may also use snares to capture wild boar.

Summary: Louisiana has an abundance of wild hogs in the state, and fully backs hunters, and often conducts seminars and clinics to help hunters get familiarized with hog hunting. The hog hunting restrictions are very loose on private land, with the ability to use sound suppressors and night vision equipment to hunt feral hogs at night. Public WMA’s are a little more stringent on hog hunting regulations, but that’s to keep a fair and balanced hunting environment for all hunters and game.


Wild boar can be found in almost all of the north-western parts of Louisiana. The central areas of Louisiana seem to be free of wild hogs, while most of the coastal swamp areas south of the Mississippi Delta are abundant in feral swine. Wild boar prefer the hardwood areas where they can find acorns and other mast, yet will stay near water sources.


Louisiana Department Of Wildlife And Fisheries

National Swine Mapping System

Wild Boar Hunting Resources Page

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