What Happens If My Hog Escapes From Its Pen And I Cannot Find It?

If your hog has been missing for more than five (5) days, it will be considered a feral hog. However, if you told your neighbors that your hog was missing, it will not be considered feral for an additional ten (10) days. If your hog is considered feral, any person may lawfully take and kill it if: (1) the hog was taken on public property during any established hunting season with weapons and methods authorized by the Department of Wildlife Conservation; and (2) the hog was taken on any land where the hunter had legal access to.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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