Oklahoma

Ouachita Mountains, Oklahoma
How To Hunt Wild Boar In Oklahoma

Resident License: On private lands, you do not need a hunting license to take wild boar, except during firearms big game seasons (muzzleloader, all deer gun seasons and elk season), hunters must possess a filled or unfilled deer or elk license ($20.00) appropriate for that current season unless exempt. On public land, you will need a hunting license and during the regular firearms deer seasons (muzzleloader, all deer gun seasons and elk season) on WMAs open during these seasons, you must possess either a filled or unfilled deer license appropriate for those seasons.

Non-Resident License: On private lands, you do not need a hunting license to take wild hogs, except during firearms big game seasons (muzzleloader, all deer gun seasons and elk season), hunters must possess a filled or unfilled deer or elk license appropriate for that current season unless exempt. On public land, you will need a hunting license ($280.00) and during the regular firearms deer seasons (muzzleloader, all deer gun seasons and elk season) on WMAs open during these seasons, you must possess either a filled or unfilled deer license appropriate for those seasons.

Resident Tag Fee: There is no tag for wild boar in Oklahoma, yet you must possess either a filled or unfilled deer license appropriate for those seasons… if in season.

Non-Resident Tag Fee: There is no tag for wild boar in Oklahoma, yet you must possess either a filled or unfilled deer license appropriate for those seasons….if in season.

Limit: No Limit to hunt wild boar in Oklahoma

Season: There is no season for hunting wild boar in Oklahoma, however, while hunting hog during deer and elk season, you must comply with rules and regulations for deer and elk.

Legal Method of Take: Any legal weapon for hunting is allowed for hunting hogs in Oklahoma including crossbows.

Dogs: Yes, when there are other open seasons that allow for the use of dogs as a means of hunting.  

Night Time Hunting: No. It is illegal to hunt hogs at night, except landowners can get a depredation permit from the State Game Warden in their county that will allow them to shoot hogs at night. 

Trapping: You can trap hogs on private land anytime, but on department managed lands, you can live trap hogs with box traps only during times and in areas open to trapping, including Honobia Creek, Three Rivers and Broken Bow WMAs. However, on Honobia Creek, Three Rivers and Broken Bow WMAs, feral hogs can only be killed during deer archery, youth antlerless deer gun, deer muzzleloader and the first nine days of deer gun season with the appropriate means of take for the season and you must have either a filled or unfilled deer license for that particular season.

Baiting: Yes

Summary: Oklahoma, has a pretty confusing licensing system for hunting hogs, and hunting in general. You have to research state regulations for the hunt you want to do, and make sure everything is on the up and up. With Oklahoma sharing the border with Texas, there is an abundant population of wild hogs to hunt. Wild hogs can be found in 74 out of 77 Oklahoma counties with strong concentrations in Southern Oklahoma. You can basically hunt hogs with any legal weapon, and there is no limit to how many you can take. There is no night hunting, but you can hunt with dogs which is nice. Again make sure you research the times and areas you want to hunt with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife and Conservation.

Resources:

HuntWildPig Resource Page

Oklahoma Department of Wildlife and Conservation

Oklahoma Feral Hog Distribution Map

 

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