All persons hunting feral swine at any time must have a valid hunting license or must be exempt from having a license pursuant to GS 113-276.
Feral swine may be hunted year round during normal hunting hours (½ hour before sunrise until ½ hour past sunset). There is no closed season and there is no bag limit. Hunters should reference the N.C. Inland Fishing, Hunting and Trapping Regulations Digest for all rules associated with hunting feral swine during normal hunting hours.
The goal of recent legislative changes and rule modifications is to make it easier to remove feral swine from the landscape and to prevent relocation and establishment of feral swine in areas they do not currently exist. These exotic non-native animals compete with native wildlife and pose significant threats to the environment and agricultural operations. The WRC will continue to evaluate opportunities to facilitate aggressive removal of feral swine.