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MDWFP Requires Hog Traps to be Permitted

Sportsmen and landowners, who wish to trap wild hogs on their property within the following counties: Claiborne, Hinds, Issaquena, Sharkey, Warren, and Yazoo, must now obtain a permit from the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. There is no cost to obtain a permit.

Permitting will allow individuals to place bait or attractant within the confines of the hog trap. Bait or attractant placed around the outside of the hog traps used to lure hogs within the confines of the actual trap are prohibited.

Mississippi counties that are not within the Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) management zone can continue to trap and take wild hogs as permitted under the Nuisance Animal regulation.

Interested individuals looking to obtain hog trapping permits can contact the MDWFP Jackson Office at 601-432-2400 or 601-432-2176.

“Our agency faces new challenges with a confirmed CWD case. We must both decrease activity which increases potential of disease spreading, while at the same time affording private landowners within the CWD management zone, the opportunity to protect their properties and investments from the ongoing damage that occur from wild hog damage” states Lt Colonel Chris Harris.

For more information regarding CWD in Mississippi, visit our website at www.mdwfp.com or call us at 601-432-2199. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mdwfp or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDWFPonline.