Feral swine populations have been identified in all 77 counties of Oklahoma at one time or another, and are currently present throughout the majority of the state. This invasive species continues to spread across the nation as result of natural range expansion, illegal translocation and release, and escapes from domestic swine operations. As these populations have expanded, debate over the pros and cons of their presence has become more intense. Farmers, livestock producers, hunters, and trappers all have differing opinions on these animals. For some, these animals are destructive and represent a threat to ecosystems and livestock health; while to others, they are a resource for recreation and commerce. Regardless of opinions, feral swine have proven their ability to adapt and multiply, and it will take the cooperative effort of all groups using various approaches to adequately address feral swine population control within the state. The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry continues to develop and implement aggressive measures for the eradication of feral swine that are unique to the state’s population densities, geography, public policy, and agricultural and environmental resources.
For questions about the program, contact:
- Feral Swine 24-Hour Transport Permit Online Application
- Letter to Transporters Explaining New Feral Swine Rules
- Feral Swine Transporter License Application and Renewal (Mail Submission Only)
- Feral Swine Control Act & Administrative Rules
- List of Licensed Feral Swine Facilities
Live feral swine may only be unloaded at a licensed handling or sporting facility. No additional sporting facilities shall be licensed.
- Feral Swine Facility License Application and Renewal (mail submission only)
- Feral Swine Control Act and Administrative Rules
- Sporting Facility Monthly Records Template (Excel Spreadsheet)
- Handling Facility Monthly Records Template (Excell Spreadsheet)
- Feral Swine Complaint
Feral Swine Hunting
Effective September 11, 2016, all individuals hunting captive feral swine within a licensed sporting facility must have a $25.00 Captive Feral Swine Hunting License.
Apply for a Captive Feral Swine Hunters License
This link will allow you to apply for a license for the current calendar year. If you wish to apply for a license for the next calendar year, you will need to wait until December 15th to do so. This license does not limit the number of feral swine that may be taken or how many sporting facilities you choose to visit in that licensing year.
Verify a Captive Feral Swine Hunters License (Sporting Facilities only - requires password)
This link will allow licensed sporting facilities to verify captive feral swine hunters’ licenses. This webpage is inoperable for all other users.
- ODAFF does not regulate wild feral swine hunting or issue night shooting exemptions. Please visit the webpage of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation or contact your Local Game Warden for this information.
The Oklahoma Feral Swine Hunter/Trapper Directory was developed to help connect landowners who want help controlling feral swine with feral swine hunters and trappers. The application required for directory listing can be downloaded below. The hunter/trapper directory will list contact information that will allow landowners to extend hunting offers to them. Landowners may contact listed feral swine hunters/trappers and arrive at mutually agreeable terms for hunting or trapping feral swine. ODAFF urges all hunters and trappers to respect private property rights and abide by all state regulations, and landowners are encouraged to review the Recreational Land Use Liability powerpoint below.
- Feral Swine Hunter/Trapper Directory Application
- Feral Swine Hunters/Trapper Directory
- Feral Swine Landowner Map (currently none listed)
Recreational Land Use Liability