Pennsylvania

How To Hunt Wild Boar In Pennsylvania

A damaged plot of land in Pennsylvania where wild boar have rooted

Resident License: You must have a general hunting license to take wild boar in Pennsylvania, which is $20.70 annually

Non-Resident License: You must have a non-resident hunting license to take wild boar in Pennsylvania which is $31.70 for 7 days, and $101.70 for an annual license.

Resident Tag Fee: No tag required in Pennsylvania to hunt hogs

Non-Resident Tag Fee: No tag required in Pennsylvania to hunt hogs as a non-resident.

Limit: No Limit

Season: Unregulated

Legal Method of Take: Any rifle, muzzleloader, archery equipment or crossbow.

Dogs: Yes

Night Time Hunting: Yes, you may hunt hogs at night in Pennsylvania

Baiting: Yes

Summary: Pennsylvania has recently seen wild pig populations springing up in different counties by illegal releases. The state has lifted any restrictions on taking wild boar other than you need a hunting license. Some wild pigs were discovered in Bedford County, but sightings are rare. In 2011 Pennsylvania released the hunting regulations for taking swine which can be viewed down in the resource section. On the National Feral Swine Mapping System, very few sightings are reported in Pennsylvania. The state wants to keep the state free of wild pig, and is not interested in promoting a huntable population of swine. One regulation to remember after you take a wild boar is that you must report the harvest to the Game Commissioners Office within 24 hours for your specific region.

 

Resources:

Pennsylvania State Feral Swine Page

Wild Boar Hunting Equipment For Pennsylvania

National Feral Swine Mapping System

Double Boar Ranch Wild Boar Hunting Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania update to Hunting Wild Boar