Feral Pig

(Sus scrofa)

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has adopted the position that feral pigs are exotic, non-native wild animals that pose significant threats to both the environment and to agricultural operations. The department promotes aggressive removal anywhere feral pigs are reported.

  • Feral pigs are considered unprotected wild animals with no closed season or harvest limit.
  • Feral pigs are prohibited invasive species under Wisconsin's Invasive Species Rule, ch. NR 40 and are classified as a Harmful Wild Animal under the Captive Wildlife Rules, ch. NR 16.
  • Feral pigs may be removed any time throughout the year as long as you possess a valid small game license and the permission of the landowner where you hunt.
  • Landowners may shoot feral pigs on their own property without a hunting license, under DNR's animal nuisance control authority.
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