How To Hunt Wild Boar In New York
Resident License: Small Game Hunting License
Non-Resident License: Small Game Hunting License
Resident Tag Fee: No tag required
Non-Resident Tag Fee: No Tag Required
Limit: No Limit
Legal Method of Take: Any weapon is legal to take hogs in New York, including spears, knives, shotguns, crossbows, rifles, and archery equipment. You must adhere to big game season methods of take while in that season.
Night Time Hunting: Yes
Baiting: There is no baiting allowed on private or public land in New York.
Locations: Currently, there is breeding wild boar populations in Tioga, Cortland and Onondaga counties
Summary: New York is not a place you would consider wild boar hunting, but just as most states are having difficulty controlling wild hog populations, New York is no different. The New York DEC (Department of Environmental Conservation) is not interested in promoting or encouraging hog hunting. Having said that, New York has no set regulations for hunting hogs, which they say will be under consideration to change and make more laws to restrict hog hunting in the future. As for right now, the only restrictions are that you may not bait feral hogs as they may attract and feed other game animals, and you must possess a small game hunting license. You may hunt hogs at night in New York and use any weapon you want unless you are hunting in big game season, in which you must use the method of take for that season.
New York state does ask that you report your sighting and information, but that is not a law. I’m sure New York officials would be all over that information trying to eradicate the wild boar in that area reported, so use your judgment, and morals if reporting feral swine.