Texas Feral Hog Public Hunting Opportunities

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

AUSTIN, Texas –-(Ammoland.com)- According to survey results compiled by the Texas Agricultural Extension Service 74% of Texas’ 254 counties contain feral hog populations and there is a good chance Texas Parks & Wildlife Department offers feral hog hunting opportunities in those counties on almost 1 million acres of Public Hunting Lands scattered across the state.

Right now is as good a time as any to hit the woods feral hog hunting. Given the drought conditions across the state hunters can anticipate feral hogs being around whatever water sources are available, especially with acorn-producing trees nearby.

In East Texas there are several Wildlife Management Areas that offer year-round hog hunting, but staff recommends keying in on those areas associated with rivers such as Alabama Creek, Alazan Bayou, Angelina Neches/Dam B, North Toledo Bend, and Blue Elbow Swamp Wildlife Management Areas.

With the purchase of a hunting license and a $48 Annual Public Hunting Permit hunters will be mailed a publication that includes maps, legal game box descriptions, and means and methods of hunting for each and every Wildlife Management Area, Public Hunting Land, State Park, etc…available in our Public Hunting Program.

Additionally, folks can digitally-scout these areas before heading down the highway by visiting http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/hunt/public/lands/maps/

The Mission of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, (TPWD), is to manage and conserve the natural and cultural resources of Texas and to provide hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation opportunities for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. Visit: www.tpwd.state.tx.us

  • 4 thoughts on “Texas Feral Hog Public Hunting Opportunities

    1. I have just relocated to Texas after supporting military operations from Germany the past eight years… during that time I developed a sincere affinity for shooting the Russian boar… I enjoy hunting deer, but enjoy hunting pig the best… I would sincerely appreciate any points of contact or recommendations you might be able to share to get me to the right place with the right people…as a retiree, I have time for volunteer work either with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department… or with individual landowners that need help maintaining their property… I was a registered Schutzenmeister in Germanu and Range Safety Officer (RSO) with the US Army Europe (USAREUR)…. thank you for your time and I look forward to any advise you can provide…

      Sincerely Norman Griffith

      1. I will be in Austin for the week of the 18th for work and would like to help you out on a hunt or two.
        Did you have any luck so far?

    2. Hi Im looking to hunt hogs for free in January 2016 with a few friends as we have 2 weeks open from our first hunting show in Dallas until our next show in Las Vegas. Any rancher with problems we will be able to assist. Thanks Egene

    3. I and my son-in-law would like to come to Texas to hunt hogs. Experienced. Safe, dedicated hunters. Can provide liability releases if required. Any ranchers with problems we will be able to assist. Thank you. .

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>