Feral Hog - History

About Wild Hogs

Wild hogs in the United States are the descendants of Eurasian wild boar and released or escaped domestic hogs. In 1900, only three of the states in the Southeast did not have wild hogs. By the 1970s, all states in Southeast had wild hogs and today, more than 4 million wild hogs are found in at least 45 states.

Scientific Pedigree

Feral Hog Species Origin

Physiology - Size Shape and Color

Feral Hogs

Habitat Requirements

The information above can be found in the History and Ecology of Wild Hogs in the Southeast by Dr. Jack Mayer. The file above is provided in Adobe® Acrobat® (PDF) format. Adobe® Reader® is required to open these files and is available as a free download from the Adobe® Web site.