Feral Pig Law

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by ptbrauch, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. ptbrauch

    ptbrauch 12 pointer

    Nov 10, 2004
    What's the new law on feral pigs? I saw a newspaper article about the new laws that take effect today and it mentioned one on feral pigs, but it didn't give any details on what it was about.
  2. Jimmie in Ky

    Jimmie in Ky 12 pointer

    I can't find anything new on it anywhere. Nor have I heard anything new. I knew there was some discussion on mandatory sentences for transporting them, but haven't heard anything solid on that .

    Sow and pigs kept one of my wifes elderly clients in her home for a couple of weeks. She was absolutely afraid to go out unless someone was around. I offered to take care of the problem for her but her kin folk wouldn't allow it. They wanted no one hunting the property. One of the neighbors got a look at the sow and figure she would go about 250 pounds.

    I know there is some really crazy reactions to feral hogs all across the board. Some trying to eradicate them and neighbors trying to keep them handy at the same time for fee hunting. If it had not been for the drought I would probably have had some on my place this year. Problem is growing fast.Jimmie
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2012
  3. dxtsniper

    dxtsniper 12 pointer

    Nov 7, 2009
    Turn around!
    I saw on the news last week or so that they were making the fine stiffer for importing them.
  4. AustinKY

    AustinKY Spike

    Jul 7, 2012
    Where are the pigs at in Kentucky and how far do they spread in a year?
  5. mike_b

    mike_b 8 pointer

    Aug 8, 2010
    Lbl but I think hunting is banned there due to importing. I've heard Dale hollow and near the OH river too.
  6. meschott

    meschott 6 pointer

    Sep 24, 2011
    Calvert City
    I have been told they have established populations in Fulton, and Graves counties already also
  7. DoeMaster

    DoeMaster 12 pointer

    Feb 7, 2004
    Lexington, Ky, USA.
    The new law is a person can get up to 1 year in jail if caught releasing a pig into the wild.
  8. quackrstackr

    quackrstackr Welcome to Fantasy Island Staff Member

    Nov 19, 2003
    The Island

  9. Jimmie in Ky

    Jimmie in Ky 12 pointer

    So it didn't become mandatory, afraid of that. Everything I had heard before was mostly gossip about it. Be better if it was not left up to a judges discretion.

    The hunting of feral pig is legal in the LBL during any hunting season for other critters. Good luck finding them if they still exist there. They had hired a specialist to rid the place of them since some jackasses kept hauling them in.

    And how far do they spread in a year? Good question! From what I can observe so far, a young sow leaves to establish her territory once she becomes pregnant. We just don't know how far she will travel before that litter is born. So far about 4 miles. Thats the furthest from the main population I have heard of so far. I see one set of hog tracks a year here on my place so far. They come and go with whatever food source. Jimmie
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2012
  10. shoulderblock

    shoulderblock 6 pointer

    Jun 14, 2007
    There is a strong pig population in southern Henry county.
  11. buckfever

    buckfever 12 pointer

    Oct 25, 2002
    Harrods Creek Ky, USA.

    KDFWR pushed this through last spring. Jim Strader. . . . gasp. . . . assisted with KDFWR's efforts via lobbying, and some other folks from the League of Ky Sportsmen were also instrumental in getting this much needed law passed.

    Violation is a Class A misdeanor and mandatory loss of hunting/fishing rights for 10 years.

    I wish they'd have included a mandatory castration penalty for violations. Anybody that would so recklessly endanger Ky's ecosystem over pigs has no business passing their genes down through another generation.
  12. castration isnt severe enough. The jackhole who released them in Graves county cost this county millions in potential revenue from crop damage and no telling what in the damage they will cause to our deer and turkey population. I say public hanging.
  13. mike_b

    mike_b 8 pointer

    Aug 8, 2010
    Oh. I guess that rule is gone. Used to be a ban at lbl. Was only department trapping.
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2012
  14. headoftheholler

    headoftheholler 12 pointer

    Oct 16, 2007
    Getshot, KY
    There is a growing population in Floyd county that escaped from a pen for training hog dogs. Funny thing is I've actually talked to some people around here that wish there was a bigger population here. I dealt with them in Georgia, we want nothing like that here
  15. ptbrauch

    ptbrauch 12 pointer

    Nov 10, 2004
    Why would they be training hog dogs in Floyd Co in the first place?

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