Americans love outdoor activities like hunting and fishing. In fact, approximately 15.5 million people in the U.S. go hunting, and 12.75% of the population regularly hunt or fish. However, sometimes a hunter wants a challenge or a new experience. They might go bow-hunting to hone their skills with something fresh. And there are plenty of exotic hunts in Oklahoma to be had.
One of the most popular exotic hunts in Oklahoma is hog hunting. Hogs are a non-native species to America, introduced 500 years ago by Spanish Explorers. They're fairly aggressive animals that cause hundreds of millions of dollars in damages every year. It's why states with large hog populations, such as Texas, Flordia, and Oklahoma, are a little more lenient about hunting them.
However, if you want to go hog hunting in Oklahoma you need to know a few things first. To help you do that, we've compiled a list of important tips to remember.
Obtain a Non-Resident Hunters License
On private lands in the state, you don't need a hunting license to hunt hogs unless it's during big game seasons. Hunters must possess a filled or unfilled deer or elk license appropriate for that season unless exempt. On public land, you will need a hunting license and a deer license appropriate for the season. Generally, a hunting license will cost you around $280.
Know State Limitations
There are actually no limitations on how many hogs can be hunted in Oklahoma. Hogs breed rapidly, and unless the population is culled to less than 20%, it will return to pre-culled levels by the same time next year. Many states encourage hunters to bag as many hogs as they can.
Learn When Hunting Season Begins
There is no specific hog hunting season in Oklahoma; you can hunt year round. Despite that, you must still have an appropriate elk or deer license during the seasons that these hunts occur. The license can be filled or unfilled, it simply must be on every hunter's person or in their equipment.
Hogs are a highly aggressive species and can be a little dangerous to hunt for first-time hunters. Look at our website for hog hunting tips, or contact us for information on how to hunt them safely. You may also reach out about hog hunting opportunities and similar information