How To Hunt Wild Hog In New Mexico
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
Legal Method of Take: Any
Night Time Hunting: Hunting is allowed 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset in New Mexico. This applies to wild pig as well.
New Mexico is a great state for wild hog hunting! Because of the proximity of Texas along the Pecos river, wild hogs have migrated to their new home of New Mexico. The NMDGF does not consider wild pig to be a game animal. Residents and nonresidents can hunt wild hogs without a license. New Mexico has been trying to control the population of the feral hogs without much success, even though they are using advanced techniques with a radio collar on a “Judas” pig, that leads the collaborated effort of the USDA wildlife services and the New Mexico Department of Fish and Game to the feral swine.
Most of the wild boar can be found on the east side of the state, with a concentration of wild pigs around the Pecos and Canadian river basins. Wild hogs tend to hang out in the most inaccessible areas near water sources. That’s where you will find wild pig in New Mexico.
Although there are no regulations for the hunting of feral pig in New Mexico, there is no night-time hunting allowed. It is also illegal to promote commercial hunt of feral pigs, release of feral pigs in the state, or transportation to the state of New Mexico.
1 Wildlife Way
Santa Fe, NM 87507