Wildlife & Hunting

Wild Hog Program

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The destructive habits and health risks caused by wild hogs have been a growing concern since their introduction. Wild hogs are a non-native invasive species that have been spreading at an alarming rate throughout the North America. According to a 2010 USDA study, $1.5 billion in damage can be attributed to wild hog activity each year. 

The purpose of the MDWFP Wild Hog Program is to inform the public of the risks and concerns brought about by the presence of wild hogs, provide technical assistance to private and public landowners for proper control methods, and to assist in or conduct research to better understand how to control wild hog numbers statewide.

Wild Hog Information

Report a Wild Hog Violation

For additional information about the MDWFP Wild Hog Program:  

Anthony Ballard
Nuisance Species Program Biologist
(601)-432-2242
anthonyb@mdwfp.state.ms.us