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Do you need a hunting license to shoot a hog? #8436915 11/02/21 04:53 PM
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Deer season is coming and I will bring my son with me who is not really into hunting. He is 18 and in college and I was going to let him shoot a hog? He does not have a hunting license. Will there be any issues with the game warden if he does shoot a hog? Thanks,

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Yes, he does need a license.

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No license needed for hogs in Texas after Sep 1 2019, Mikei is 100% wrong unfortunately

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Re: Do you need a hunting license to shoot a hog? [Re: joey1968] #8436962 11/02/21 05:40 PM
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No license needed on private land, with permission of landowner. I think a license is still required for hunting on public land.


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Re: Do you need a hunting license to shoot a hog? [Re: der Teufel] #8436980 11/02/21 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by der Teufel
No license needed on private land, with permission of landowner. I think a license is still required for hunting on public land.


^^^^^

This is correct. On PRIVATE Land...the stipulation is that Land Owner Consent is required. In which case both Residents and Non-Residents will not need a hunting license to pursue/kill Feral Hogs.

On public land or on private land (without consent) a hunting license is still required.

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Originally Posted by Ol Thumper
No license needed for hogs in Texas after Sep 1 2019, Mikei is 100% wrong unfortunately




'Unfortunately' it is you that might be 100% wrong.

Dropping the requirement for a hunting license to pursue/take Feral Hogs applies only to Private Land AND with Land Owner Consent.

Public land or hunting hogs without land owner consent (private land) still requires a license.

So...until we know what the situation is....the Lad may or may not need a license.


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Re: Do you need a hunting license to shoot a hog? [Re: joey1968] #8437008 11/02/21 06:24 PM
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To clarify, it is private land and I am the landowner.

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Originally Posted by flintknapper
[quote=Ol Thumper]No license needed for hogs in Texas after Sep 1 2019, Mikei is 100% wrong unfortunately




'Unfortunately' it is you that might be 100% wrong.

Dropping the requirement for a hunting license to pursue/take Feral Hogs applies only to Private Land AND with Land Owner Consent.

Public land or hunting hogs without land owner consent (private land) still requires a license.

So...until we know what the situation is....the Lad may or may not need a license.




It would appear that I twasnt though woot

Re: Do you need a hunting license to shoot a hog? [Re: joey1968] #8437038 11/02/21 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by joey1968
To clarify, it is private land and I am the landowner.

Then not required. Tell him we're expecting a bigun.

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Originally Posted by joey1968
To clarify, it is private land and I am the landowner.


Then blast 'em. rifle

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Explain the needing a license on private land without landowner consent? If someone is on private land without landowner consent I would think whether they have a license or not is the least of their worries?

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Originally Posted by Ol Thumper
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[quote=Ol Thumper]No license needed for hogs in Texas after Sep 1 2019, Mikei is 100% wrong unfortunately




'Unfortunately' it is you that might be 100% wrong.

Dropping the requirement for a hunting license to pursue/take Feral Hogs applies only to Private Land AND with Land Owner Consent.

Public land or hunting hogs without land owner consent (private land) still requires a license.

So...until we know what the situation is....the Lad may or may not need a license.




It would appear that I twasnt though woot


Doubling down on the error? LOL.


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Re: Do you need a hunting license to shoot a hog? [Re: joey1968] #8437159 11/02/21 09:10 PM
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Originally Posted by joey1968
To clarify, it is private land and I am the landowner.


You and your son are good to go.

Good luck. We'll expect pictures!


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Originally Posted by Sewer rat
Explain the needing a license on private land without landowner consent? If someone is on private land without landowner consent I would think whether they have a license or not is the least of their worries?

Exactly


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Originally Posted by garyrapp55
Originally Posted by joey1968
To clarify, it is private land and I am the landowner.

Then not required. Tell him we're expecting a bigun.



Hunter Safety Education Certificate ???


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Originally Posted by Ol Thumper
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[quote=Ol Thumper]No license needed for hogs in Texas after Sep 1 2019, Mikei is 100% wrong unfortunately




'Unfortunately' it is you that might be 100% wrong.

Dropping the requirement for a hunting license to pursue/take Feral Hogs applies only to Private Land AND with Land Owner Consent.

Public land or hunting hogs without land owner consent (private land) still requires a license.

So...until we know what the situation is....the Lad may or may not need a license.




It would appear that I twasnt though woot


You stated unequivocally (without knowing the circumstance) that @Mikei was 100% wrong. So your information/assertion also was 'wrong' (at the time). In the interest of keeping things 'accurate' I simply expanded on what YOU should have.

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Re: Do you need a hunting license to shoot a hog? [Re: onlysmith&wesson] #8437824 11/03/21 02:15 PM
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Originally Posted by onlysmith&wesson
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Explain the needing a license on private land without landowner consent? If someone is on private land without landowner consent I would think whether they have a license or not is the least of their worries?

Exactly


Easy. A person could be on the land with 'consent' but NOT have consent to shoot hogs. I.E. might be allowed to shoot, Coyotes, Rabbits, other....but not hogs (for whatever reason).

So two elements are at play.

1. Landowner or someone with authority to act for the Landowner must give permission to be on the land.
2. The same must give permission to hunt hogs.

Having satisfied those two requirements....a person (resident or non-resident) would not need to have a hunting license.


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I guess we'll need to now denote someone as "100% wrong", "mostly wrong" , "kinda wrong" or confused2 smile .

I agree on private land a license is not needed to shoot hogs. Going on a hog only hunt, etc.

However... I would think there is more than a little risk to the other person if you are deer hunting and they are "with you" in some fashion and they do not have a license. How is the GW supposed to know he's hunting, but he's only planning to shoot hogs? If he has a rifle, it'll shoot either.

During deer season, I don't think it's worth the risk and the basic hunting license isn't much coin to fork over for the insurance.

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Originally Posted by CharlieCTx
I agree on private land a license is not needed to shoot hogs. Going on a hog only hunt, etc.

However... I would think there is more than a little risk to the other person if you are deer hunting and they are "with you" in some fashion and they do not have a license. How is the GW supposed to know he's hunting, but he's only planning to shoot hogs? If he has a rifle, it'll shoot either.

During deer season, I don't think it's worth the risk and the basic hunting license isn't much coin to fork over for the insurance.

Charlie


GWs have an interesting job. Whether it is deer season or not, how do they know what you are hunting? They will determine what you are hunting by your actions and interviews. A license is a good bit of safety kit for a hog hunter to help speed the interview process along, but that is about it. I would strongly suggest the guy get a license, not because of worrying about what a GW will think, but just because he may change his mind mid hunt and want to take a deer or coyote along the way. It isn't that much money and the money goes for a good cause.


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Originally Posted by CharlieCTx
I guess we'll need to now denote someone as "100% wrong", "mostly wrong" , "kinda wrong" or confused2 smile .

I agree on private land a license is not needed to shoot hogs. Going on a hog only hunt, etc.

However... I would think there is more than a little risk to the other person if you are deer hunting and they are "with you" in some fashion and they do not have a license. How is the GW supposed to know he's hunting, but he's only planning to shoot hogs? If he has a rifle, it'll shoot either.

During deer season, I don't think it's worth the risk and the basic hunting license isn't much coin to fork over for the insurance.

Charlie

"I was just holding the rod officer". How many times have we seen that on the various GW reality shows? Charlie is most precise here. In a deer blind during deer season, not worth the risk.

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Originally Posted by Tbar
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To clarify, it is private land and I am the landowner.

Then not required. Tell him we're expecting a bigun.



Hunter Safety Education Certificate ???

Good point, I don't know the answer to that.

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Originally Posted by garyrapp55
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To clarify, it is private land and I am the landowner.

Then not required. Tell him we're expecting a bigun.



Hunter Safety Education Certificate ???

Good point, I don't know the answer to that.


Excellent question.

I would think that the requirement for Hunters Ed (for those not exempt) would still be in place. Hunting is hunting....even if a license is not required.

Not knowing the age of the OP's Son....but assuming he is older than 17, a Hunter Education Deferral could be purchased (if no time to take the course prior to the hunt) and the Son could legally hunt (if accompanied).


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Originally Posted by Ol Thumper
No license needed for hogs in Texas after Sep 1 2019, Mikei is 100% wrong unfortunately

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