Feral Hogs are domestic hogs that either escape or are released for hunting purposes. Each generation the hog’s domestic characteristics diminish and they develop the traits needed for survival. They are capable of breeding at 6 months of age. They have litters of 10-12 young and can produce 2 litters a year. They have a shoulder height between 35 to 79 inches and weight between 110-200 pounds. Their size greatly varies depending on geography and food supply.
States have found that using a public hunting season is not a good way to control populations because it can cause increased release of hogs for hunting purposes. Resource agencies commonly use baiting and trapping and sniper hunting for population control. They are very intelligent and are difficult to catch and control.