New Mexico

How To Hunt Wild Hog In New Mexico

New Mexico has a wide range of landscape for hunting wild pig

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: Hunting is allowed 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset in New Mexico. This applies to wild pig as well.

Baiting: Yes


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.


Wild Boar Hunting Resources

Wild Hog Hunting Equipment

New Mexico Game and Fish Department

1 Wildlife Way

Santa Fe, NM 87507

(505) 476-8000

Map of New Mexico

7 Responses to New Mexico

  1. scott baird says:

    ok,i need to narrow down the hog hunt site for the last week in may,are there any private land owners who need some erradacation out there?contact me directly at are there any persons with first hand knolage of ‘hotspots’ that they would like to share with me

  2. Dictator says:

    Which border and river are you referring to? I have been looking for places to hunt hogs but have not found any. This map shows 6 borders and lots of rivers for New Mexico. Any detailed info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

    • Greg The Boar Hunter says:

      All along the Texas border and along the Pecos river in New Mexico. Check out this Feral Swine mapping system, and it will give you a good idea of where the feral pigs are in New Mexico. Click on and zoom into New Mexico on the map. They are prevalent around that river and also near the Rio Grande River. The mapping system is government ran, but it is pretty close to up to date as can be. I hope this helps you out… As always, follow the water.

  3. Michael says:

    Does anyone know who I could contact for a hog hunt near Santa Fe, NM? I will be in that area soon so I am looking for a few days of hog hunting any time between Jan 13 & Jan 23. It does not have to be guided or outfitted; just land, perhaps a bunkhouse and of course hogs. Any leads would be greatly appreciated!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Where would be the best area to hunt wild hogs.

  5. Larry Layne says:

    Where can I find more information about best places to go or who to contact? Are there any current maps of distribution?