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Feral Hogs

Feral Hogs

Feral hogs are an invasive species to the American landscape. They were first brought to the United States in the 1500s by early explorers and settlers as a source of food. However, because of their destructive nature and propensity to carry disease, they are a growing problem that must be contended with.


The Reward

Rockin WK is working with various state agencies and Montana FWP to find incentive opportunities for this problem. Feral Hogs cause billions of dollars in damage each year and must be removed from the landscape. This program is designed to help manage feral hogs, so you can spend more time in the woods.


Find a Rancher

Access our network of farmers and ranchers across the state to find someone looking for help removing feral hogs from their land. Access to this list of farmers and ranchers is limited to Rockin WK Members only. 


Report a Feral Hog Sighting

Feral hogs are running rampant against much of the USA, but they aren't common in Montana . . . yet. If you see or harvest a hog, please let us and Montana FWP know so the appropriate response can be made to keep our land wild. 

Feral Hogs Facts

Jan. 28, 2020

Because of susceptibility to parasites and infections, wild hogs are potential carriers of disease. Swine brucellosis and pseudorabies are the most problematic because of the ease with which they can be transmitted to domestic pigs and the threat they pose to the pork industry.

The Cost

Hogs average about $200 of damage per hog, per year, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Research.

Population Growth

As feral swine populations expand across the country, damages, costs, and risks will only keep rising.

The estimated population in the US is over 6 million and growing exponentially.


Estimated damages and population control is more than $2.5 billion each year.


Wolf populations in Montana are increasing 10-34% annually (according to Montana FWP).



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