Wild Hog Lease Member Exemption Set to Expire July 31, 2014
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is reminding all individuals involved in private hunting leases that they must be listed as designees on a landowner’s wild hog exemption in order to assist with wild hog control after July 31, 2014.
Currently, individuals that are a part of leases established before Sept. 15, 2011 are allowed to assist landowners with wild hog control in addition to the designees listed on the landowner’s exemption.
The TWRA converted its wild hog management program from big game to nuisance control in 2011. The expiring exception was originally created to accommodate hunters who had entered lease agreements prior to the TWRA’s change in wild hog management.
Landowners are able to have 10 designees on tracts of less than 1,000 acres. For those individuals who own at least 1,000 acres, a designee may be added for every 100 acres. For example if a landowner has 2,000 acres, he or she may have 20 designees.
For persons who suspect they have wild hogs on their property, they can contact a wild hog expert at one of the four TWRA regional offices. The Region I (West Tennessee) office can be reached at (731) 423-5725 or 1-800-372-3928, Region II (Middle Tennessee) (615) 781-6622 or 1-800-624-7406, Region III (Cumberland Plateau) (931) 484-9571 or 1-800-262-6704, and Region IV (East Tennessee) (423) 587-7037 or 1-800-332-0900.