Top 10 States With the Worst Feral Hogs

Alabama:In Alabama, around 255,000 feral hogs live within the state. Not only do these pigs destroy agricultural lands, but they also affect the state’s water supply. 

California:California has an estimated population of about 400,000 feral hogs. 56 of the 59 California counties have populations of wild pigs, and they cause millions of damages within the state every year. 

Texas:Everything is bigger in Texas, including the wild hog population and the problems they bring. The state has a population of more than 1.5 million hogs. 

Louisiana:Louisiana has an estimated population of 700,000 feral hogs within the state. Hogs live statewide, and the economic losses caused by wild hogs in Louisiana total around $91.1 million yearly. 

Georgia:Georgia has a population of around 600,000 wild pigs living in the state. You can spot wild hogs in all of the state’s counties. 

New Mexico:New Mexico has a feral hog population of around 500,000. Around three-fourths of the state’s land is suitable habitat for wild pigs. 

Florida:Wild hogs can be found in all of Florida’s 67 counties, and the state has a hog population of around 500,000. While their range is large, the feral hogs in Florida prefer marshes, pine flatwoods, and farmland habitats. 

Oklahoma:Oklahoma has a very large population of feral hogs, with more than 1.5 million inhabiting the state. Wild pigs live in around 70 of the 77 counties within the state, and despite the number of hogs being killed each year.

Hawaii:In Hawaii, the estimated population of feral hogs in 2023 was 400,000. Hogs were introduced to the islands around 1,500 years ago. 

South Carolina:South Carolina’s hog population is estimated to be around 450,000, and they are found in every county within the state.

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