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/

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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

  • 52 thoughts on “Texas Feral Hog Public Hunting Opportunities

    1. People writing here looking (or HOPING ) for hog hunting opportunities are WASTING YOUR TIME. The landowners here in TX are NOT going to allow you to hunt on their lands. I have spent years trying to find a place to hunt hogs in Texas and have NEVER found a farmer or rancher who allows sport hunting on their land WITHOUT a hefty fee. They have feral hog problems and prefer to pay huge dollars to professional hog hunting companies who come in and spray bullets all over the property who then often times leave the hogs laying on the property which bring in vultures, coyotes, and other predators. They are SO EFFING afraid of liability that they do not want to allow sport hunting. They do not want sport hunters shooting one or two hogs. Don’t waste your time asking for hunting opportunities. Many of these ranchers and farmers are brainless, and they will tel you that you do not understand their problems. Can anyone challenge this? Thank you.

    2. I am a early retiree, have plenty of time for outdoor activities. I am willing to join a group of hunters for hog, deer hunting. I am an experienced hunter. Hunted all my life in Russia, Canada and now in Texas.. I live in Fort Worth, TX area. Please let me know if you have a hog problem or if you need hunting partners.
      Thanks,
      Willy
      [email protected]

    3. Kind of shows that the ranchers and farmers don’t want legal sport hunters on their property, and want to either rely on the professionals who come in and they pay them, or will try other methods (maybe poison, which is utterly irresponsible), or will complain to the state. It’s all or nothing for them. Instead of trying to share this nuisance problem and allowing it to be a sport for others, it becomes a business. Thanks, landowners with problems, for making it into a bigger problem because you want to make money off of a problem that you complain about. People are willing to help you without you having to pay money, and you refuse them. Great effing decision. And please don’t
      use the stupid excuse about liability problems that I have not considered. Enjoy your hogs. I have stopped hunting in TX, so no more buying a license because of single minded , and stupid people. There is something wrong with the system that no one is fixing, just more BS.

    4. To Wild Bill,

      Not sure if this will be read by Wild Bill, there seems to be no valid way to respond directly to you.

      Thanks for responding back to me.

      Yes, I am beginning to realize that probably there are no farmers or ranchers here in the CC, TX area who have read anything in this entire article, because I have never seen any rancher or landowner respond to anything here.

      We are all aware of the liability issues, of course I am aware of them, of the crazy people wanting to sue everybody. but screw the lawyer. Not everybody is going to hurt others or damage anything, it is your land, not the lawyers, correct? . Let me ask you, how do the ranchers handle the liability issues for the pros? Don’t they have and mutually sign a waiver? Can’t that be done by others, too? Does it have to be a business? How would a landowner eliminate the feral hog problem?

      With simple rules to follow and a signed waiver what is the problem with sport hunting?

      Chris

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      Author: Wild Bill
      Comment:
      @Chris Berg, Maybe no farmers or ranchers near Corpus Christi visit this site to read your message. I don’t live anywhere near CC, so you would not be interested in hunting here. There are liability issues for invitees, that you as a hunter have not considered. Although, your intentions good, my lawyer would not let me.

      1. Wild Bill, I own a house and some property, too, and if someone trips on my sidewalk, they can sue me too. But I am not going to stop people from walking on my sidewalk or have a lawyer standing by for potential lawsuits.

    5. @Chris Berg, Maybe no farmers or ranchers near Corpus Christi visit this site to read your message. I don’t live anywhere near CC, so you would not be interested in hunting here. There are liability issues for invitees, that you as a hunter have not considered. Although, your intentions good, my lawyer would not let me.

    6. Hi folks,

      I originally posted a message here on March 10, 2017 asking if any farmer, ranchers, or any other hunters wanted to help with this feral hog problem in the Corpus Christi, TX area , but NO one contacted me. I know there are feral hogs in this area, but this kind of proves to me that the ranchers and farmers are not interested in ridding their properties of the hogs, or they are paying the professionals to do the job for them, or they are charging for the expensive lease hunting option to try to make money off the situation. No one seems to be interested in making this a sport hunting issue. to be enjoyed by individual legal responsible hunters, so it is an all or nothing proposition for these land owners with problems. They either pay the pros to come in and eliminate a lot of hogs at one time, or they charge for leases. No one seems to be interested in allowing occasional hunters to shoot one or a couple hogs, they want the pros to shoot them all, or as many as the pros can shoot, and pay for it. They think the pros are the answer, but I have seen the pro videos where they miss a lot of shots because they are dealing with sheer numbers and don’t seem to care about taking one or two for food or sport., and I think that individual hunters who want one or two hogs for food would help the landowners more. Maybe some one with one of the TX State agencies can coordinate individual hunts to make this a true sport, if the hog problem really is a valid problem. But perhaps this whole problem may only be a money making operation for landowners, the expensive hog hunting ranches, and professional hog killing outfits. Any comments?

    7. Hey guys , I am 37,I am looking for my first boar hunting in Dallas /forth worth area for free I have experience for some years but not in U.S. I will be happy to find some hunter friends here, if you have problem with pigs population , maybe I can help you. [email protected]

    8. Experienced hunter of 25 years in Montana, military veteran of two branches (Army and USMC), and law enforcement officer looking for a place to hunt hogs in the Williamson/Travis County area. My best friend from the USMC and I are looking for a place to hunt and help reduce the population problem of hogs in the area. Both of us are professional marksmen, conservationists, and willing to share in any game taken. I can be reached at [email protected] if we can help you with your hog problem.

    9. Hello fellow hog hunters to be. I am new to hunting here in TX, have hunted in many other states, hog hunting is one of my favorites. Live in the Corpus Christi area, and don’t see any hunters or landowner info here for this southeast area. In my research it seems that the landowners who do have feral pigs on their properties want paid hunting leases in order to profit from their lands, and may want to delay eliminating the problems caused by the pigs in order to wait for paid leases. That is ok, it is their land, but it seems to me if they have a damage problem on their land, that they would want to either allow free access to responsible hunters, or pay for the elimination by professional hog hunters and/or using other methods of control. I understand the liability issues, as some previous idiots have wrecked it for all of us others wanting to participate in this sport. One of the only options to paying for a hunting lease is to hunt on the state game lands, which may not have enough attractive food plots in order to attract and keep the feral hogs on that land. So I am searching for landowners who do not charge, but have a problem, or those who have reasonable lease fees in this area, and also for fellow hog hunters who want additional hunters for safety and success, because this is usually not a solitary sport, as you need people to get the hogs moving. Please contact me if you are a landowner looking for responsible hog hunters, or individuals who want partners, or if anyone is interested in forming a hog hunting group that will give us more more access and resources in the pursuit of this sport. Thanks for reading….Chris 956.203.7017 [email protected]

    10. Hey everyone, I just recently moved to the Ft. Worth area and am looking for some people to hunt with or show me where I can hunt. I prefer to hunt hogs. Any info would be greatly appreciated, my wife and I are new to this area and we really don’t know too many people. I grew up hunting hogs in and all over Florida. I use a 5.56/.223 and I am currently building a 300 blackout upper to use on bigger game. I have been shooting pretty regularly at TX Gun Range in Grand Priarie. Thanks y’all If you’d like to contact me my email is [email protected] Cell# 702-931-1401 (text or call)

    11. Hello, my name is Roger, retired Army Veteran (still active and healthy) and full-time college teacher also active in sport shooting but haven’t done any hunting (in Texas). Hence looking to partner up with a person, persons or experienced hunters perhaps interested in helping relieve landowners of any Feral Hog problems in particular.

      Saw quite a few ads above for folks looking for a hunting partner and just wanted to throw in my 2 cents. I live in the lower McKinney area off Hwy 121 easily accessible to just about anywhere in Texas. I’ve lived in North Texas over 20 years and have travelled throughout the entire state (and country) numerous times from El Paso to the Rio Grande Valley and in east Texas as well, Longview, Tyler, etc. Hence can and will go hunt anywhere in Texas, anytime with sufficient notice. I welcome a call if interested at 214-923-8118. Cheers!

    12. My name is Brian DiSanto. I am looking for a job hunting and exterminating feral hogs. Me and my brother have been shooting since we were 5. We hunt all game, but hogs would be our favorite. We clean every kill our self and will be willing to give a portion to the landowner. We have experience in all fields of constructions as well as farm hand and mechanical work, and would be willing to help out in exchange for hunting on the property. We live in East Texas but willing to travel. If you are interested give me a call at 936-443-1103 (Cell) or 936-647-3488 (Landline)

      Thank you
      Brian A DiSanto

    13. Hello everyone. My name is Glenn. I’m looking for hog hunting opportunities for myself and my 18 year old son. We’re in the North Fort Worth area but we don’t mind a road trip. It would also be great to connect with a group looking to find a year round lease for the 2017 deer season.

      1. Hey,

        I am retired, and have been living here in Denton area for about 7 years, when I retired I wanted to shoot at the range and try to hunt hogs……………. I am ex-military, also I have tried to put together some equipment to hunt “Hogs”, and would like to try to get out say every other month.

        Now, I do try to shoot at Defenderoudoors in Fort Worth twice a week, I am normally flexible. So if you are interested please call and we can set-up a meeting and talk and/or have lunch and shoot too.

        One of my biggest issues is getting good partners that can and will show-up to hunt and shoot.

        I want to also say that right now we, my wife and I have having heath issues, more her than I, but we can work around these, we are also trying to get our current home cleaned up and sold. We want to move, we are kind of tired of our HOA. May move closer in to Denton or Forth Worth, but this will be in a couple or months or so…..

        Have hunted around the area, but need more and some better spots….. But would help work on this…..

        They are talking of doing a hunting club here at RR ranch which I am going to look into shortly…….

        Gene

    14. My name is Matt and I am looking to help get rid of feral hogs, I am laid off work for the season and I have 3 months to spare. I am willing to pay for this experience, but I do not want to pay to hunt inside a high fence. If you have land and a hog problem get ahold of me via email and I will then give you my phone number so we can get in touch. I am willing to help you do whatever you need done on the ranch before I hunt. I will be responsible, respectful and I will leave only my footprints when I am finished, and possibly make a lasting impression so that I may return in the future. My email is [email protected] Thank you for reading, I look forward to any responses God Bless
      Sincerely,
      Matt

    15. My name is Caleb I am 29 and in a wheelchair 3 years ago I got to go hunting for my first time and ended up with a 9×11 fallow deer thanks to a wonderful group call woodland ministreys but I am really itching to get back out there and would love to harvest my first hog and white tail in 2017 anyone able to help make that happen I can use cross bow or rifle just can’t afford a lease or ranch hunt

    16. Army Disabled Vet. Looking to do some hog hunting here in Texas. Would like to assist some farmers with their hog issues. Experienced precision marksman and long tI’m hunter.

      Thanks

    17. Hello, This is Gene Merhish again I am still looking for some folks to hunt with me, as I have said, I would like to get from 2-4 people tor two teams of two… Like to help anyone that is having “Hog” problems. I am very flexible, I hunt to help Ranchers, or Farmers or sport too. I am retired. I lived in the Denton area. Call me, or E-mail. I have equipment, and would like to use it. Reply….

      I also like to shoot too, can hunt day or night, and would like to hunt say once every other month….. I have been hunting for years, and also have 15 plus years in the Military Guard, Air Force Reserve, and US Navy also!

    18. Any farmer need any help with hog control? I am an experienced shooter looking to relocate and hog hunting is what I want to do, willing to work on the farm or ranch if needed any help.

    19. I have 2 eleven year old boys that I am trying to introduce into hunting. The 1st is my son and the second is his friend. We live around the Georgetown area and would like to stay Central Texas. I am a blue collar hard working man and can not afford high dollar Deer Ranch prices. I am trying continue our family hunting traditions and get the boys on hogs and deer. We would be willing to work help with fences and maybe clear blinds or fill feeders in the off season. My email is [email protected]

    20. Hello, I am retired I live in the Denton area, I try to shoot at the new Fort Worth gun club, and I am trying to put together a little team if you will of say 4-6 people in the Denton – Fort Worth area. Public and Private say 100 or so miles or closer. I have been going a little farther. One of my problem is getting a team together. I will go with just one person, but sometime this is an issue. I am planning a hunt now for the middle of Oct. I have one place maybe that I have hunted before, and they are upgrading it. I am in fair shape as far as equipment, and time is concerned. Call or E-mail to meet and talk. As I say I may have a few people already, but no one is down for sure. I would like 2 teams of 2, I have one large blind and two small ones a UTV, and more. Night and day. let talk 940-262-0219 Landline, 714-514-6103 Cell Topshot39#Gmail.com. I am also trying to develop move places to go.

    21. My name is cory. Im looking for free hunting spot for me and ny wife. Safe experiance hunters. Ive been hunting since i could walk. Any ranchers or anyone with wild hogg problems we will be happy to assist and if any deer hunting allowed will be apprrciated. Im trying to put my wife on her first deer this year. I can be contacted at 903-360-4962 or e-mail at
      [email protected]

    22. Hello my name is Bj I have 9 kids to to feed and I am looking for a place to go hog hunting to feed my kids and family job is cutting back hours and not making enough to to keep the steed grocery bill on an even flow need just a little help I live in Weatherford Texas I don’t know enough people to ask about Hunting I hunt with some friends but they are not as up on Hunting as I am I do it to feed my family they do it too drink and waist time please help…

      1. Hey,

        I am retired, and have been living here in Denton area for about 7 years, when I retired I wanted to shoot at the range and try to hunt hogs……………. I am ex-military, also I have tried to put together some equipment to hunt “Hogs”, and would like to try to get out say every other month.

        Now, I do try to shoot at Defenderoudoors in Fort Worth twice a week, I am normally flexible. So if you are interested please call and we can set-up a meeting and talk and/or have lunch and shoot too.

        One of my biggest issues is getting good partners that can and will show-up to hunt and shoot.

        I want to also say that right now we, my wife and I have having heath issues, more her than I, but we can work around these, we are also trying to get our current home cleaned up and sold. We want to move, we are kind of tired of our HOA. May move closer in to Denton or Forth Worth, but this will be in a couple or months or so…..

        Have hunted around the area, but need more and some better spots….. But would help work on this…..

        They are talking of doing a hunting club here at RR ranch which I am going to look into shortly…….

        I don’t drink, and would help you as I can, I am retired, not a lot of money, but interested!

        Gene

    23. I am coming from Alaska to hunt hogs with a couple friends. Any farmers that would like to get rid of some feral hogs at a reasonable price please contact me. I am flying into Houston and planning on staying in Lufkin May 1-May 4. Thanks

    24. looking for a place to hunt hogs for meat for my self and wife both satey and protery will be respeted have guns or bows

    25. I would like to have a hog hunting job in Texas…im single with no family or kids, so I’ll live in the woods , if the rancher provides a small room to stay in…I love the outdoors…
      (No felonies)
      (American citizen)
      (San Antonio Texas citizen for 33 years)

    26. Looking for a affordable place my son’s & i could come hunt hogs would be 2 to 4 hunters . Would like to do this in the spring of 2016

    27. Just looking for a place to hunt hogs and coyotes
      My dad and i are experienced shooters we clean up after ourselves and we clean our own kills
      willing to give half of our hog meat

    28. I am a retired toolmaker and live in Frisco Texas. I am looking for a place to hunt hogs. If you have a hog problem and would like to get rid of a few maybe I can help. I would be willing to gather or move hay bales or any tractor work for this privilege.

    29. Retired USAF NCO looking for a place to get some meat for my table and family. I shot for the USAF Rifle team ages ago but can still hit what I aim for. I have lots of weapons but my favorite hunting rifle is a wildcat 6.5/06. His name is “Dropper” for a reason. Looking for free pig hunts or for a place that needs help fixing up the place. Care taking is NOT a “free ride”. Anyone interested in someone like me please send email. Thanks
      Dan

      1. Hey,

        I am retired, and have been living here in Denton area for about 7 years, when I retired I wanted to shoot at the range and try to hunt hogs……………. I am ex-military, also I have tried to put together some equipment to hunt “Hogs”, and would like to try to get out say every other month.

        Now, I do try to shoot at Defenderoudoors in Fort Worth twice a week, I am normally flexible. So if you are interested please call and we can set-up a meeting and talk and/or have lunch and shoot too.

        One of my biggest issues is getting good partners that can and will show-up to hunt and shoot.

        I want to also say that right now we, my wife and I have having heath issues, more her than I, but we can work around these, we are also trying to get our current home cleaned up and sold. We want to move, we are kind of tired of our HOA. May move closer in to Denton or Forth Worth, but this will be in a couple or months or so…..

        Have hunted around the area, but need more and some better spots….. But would help work on this…..

        They are talking of doing a hunting club here at RR ranch which I am going to look into shortly…….

        Gene

    30. Looking around the Dallas/FT. Worth area for Deer or Hog hunting. This would be on my Bucket List, for a big BUCK. I Thank You for any help.

      1. Hey,

        I am retired, and have been living here in Denton area for about 7 years, when I retired I wanted to shoot at the range and try to hunt hogs……………. I am ex-military, also I have tried to put together some equipment to hunt “Hogs”, and would like to try to get out say every other month.

        Now, I do try to shoot at Defenderoudoors in Fort Worth twice a week, I am normally flexible. So if you are interested please call and we can set-up a meeting and talk and/or have lunch and shoot too.

        One of my biggest issues is getting good partners that can and will show-up to hunt and shoot.

        I want to also say that right now we, my wife and I have having heath issues, more her than I, but we can work around these, we are also trying to get our current home cleaned up and sold. We want to move, we are kind of tired of our HOA. May move closer in to Denton or Forth Worth, but this will be in a couple or months or so…..

        Have hunted around the area, but need more and some better spots….. But would help work on this…..

        They are talking of doing a hunting club here at RR ranch which I am going to look into shortly…….

        Gene

    31. Army retire combat infantry veteran, have time in the world to help out in getting rid of feral hogs. I understand there is a program to feeding the needy people in Austin area. I have hunted in Germany, Kentucky, Tennessee, Louisiana and Texas, deer, Russian boar, javelina, mountain sheep, fowls and exotic animals. I have bow and weapons.

    32. I am looking for JOB. For work in area hunt hogs/ deer and maintenance hunt areas: food containers, stands shooting houses……….etc…I have experience in electrician/electronics appliances, simple auto/mechanic, reemplace parts(alternators, stares, water pump, tuneup….) little experience in electrical welder and construction carpenter. If somebody wants my help, please send a EMAIL.
      I am living in houston, texas. I have my record criminal clear, no drugs.
      I am american citizen and honest person

      pero me veo como mexicano, soy tambien mexicano, hablo como mexicano,

    33. I would like to camp/hunt feral hogs with my girlfriend. We will be ready to hunt/camp/hike this fall 2015. Please email me if you have land to do this. You can keep the meat.

    34. Looking for places around Georgetown that I cam hog hunt on for free or in exchange for some of the meat I get there. Can hunt with a rifle or bow. Your choice. If you have land that you will allow me to hunt on my email I [email protected]

    35. 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. .

    36. 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

      1. Hey,

        I am retired, and have been living here in Denton area for about 7 years, when I retired I wanted to shoot at the range and try to hunt hogs……………. I am ex-military, also I have tried to put together some equipment to hunt “Hogs”, and would like to try to get out say every other month.

        Now, I do try to shoot at Defenderoudoors in Fort Worth twice a week, I am normally flexible. So if you are interested please call and we can set-up a meeting and talk and/or have lunch and shoot too.

        One of my biggest issues is getting good partners that can and will show-up to hunt and shoot.

        I want to also say that right now we, my wife and I have having heath issues, more her than I, but we can work around these, we are also trying to get our current home cleaned up and sold. We want to move, we are kind of tired of our HOA. May move closer in to Denton or Forth Worth, but this will be in a couple or months or so…..

        Have hunted around the area, but need more and some better spots….. But would help work on this…..

        They are talking of doing a hunting club here at RR ranch which I am going to look into shortly…….

        Gene

        1. Hello!
          We just moved to the area and we would love to hog hunt!
          If you’re still looking for a unting partner, I’m in!

          Cbris

          1. Chris,

            Yes, I am still looking for a Hunting Partner or 2…. What I would like to suggest is we meet for lunch around and talk and get to know each other some. Get some idea about what we like and what we have, as well as hunting and such.

            Now I live in Robson Ranch, we are working on moving, we have had some illness, which has slowed us down some. But we are talking about moving closer to Denton, or Keller.

            Contact my phone to set-up a lunch that best works for you…. I am retired, and flexible. I also shoot at my Gun Club in Fort Worth —- 940-262-0219 Landline this is the best no. 714-514-6103 Cell…… lets start here and get together,,,,,,,,,,,,,

          2. Hey Chris,

            Hope you get this, If you don’t mind send me your E-mail, so I can send you information.

            Thanks for getting back to me….. The Gun Club is called Defenderoutdoors – 817-935-8377, 2900 Shotts Street Fort Worth behind the Fort Worth School District Officer off University.

            I normally shoot for about an hour or so, then go to lunch. And this can get to know one another. I have in the past hunted about 150 miles South East of here, need to call and check to see what is going on, the guy was to get back to me a month or so ago. Also we need to checkout a couple of places North and North East of here. These are Public lands, but need to get the rules, and permission to hunt, also what we can use. The other place, I use .223 for day and .308 with night scope, or the .223 with lights. Once we get to know each other and the times we can hunt I will makes some calls. The Public area North we can checkout too.

            Take care, Gene [email protected]

            1. I am still at the house waiting for your call, I am assuming that you have not gotten back to your home. So just let me know what is going on…… No problem!

              Gene

    37. 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?

        1. I’m looking a hogs hunting jobs in whole over the world.
          I’m Indian person.I have done lot of hogs hunting in my village.Its my interst.and Im warm this game hogs hunting.
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