2016 Utah Code
Title 4 - Utah Agricultural Code
Chapter 25 - Estraying and Trespassing Animals
Section 12.3 - Feral swine detrimental to state's interests -- Seizure, capture, or destruction of feral swine.

UT Code § 4-25-12.3 (2016) What's This?
Effective 5/12/2015
4-25-12.3. Feral swine detrimental to state's interests -- Seizure, capture, or destruction of feral swine.
  • (1) Feral swine are detrimental to the state's interests in agriculture and wildlife.
  • (2) Feral swine may be seized, captured, or destroyed at any time, in any place, and in any manner by:
    • (a) the department and its authorized agents;
    • (b) the Division of Wildlife Resources and its authorized agents; or
    • (c) a certified peace officer.
  • (3)
    • (a) Notwithstanding Section 76-9-301, and subject to the requirements of this section, an individual may kill a feral swine roaming on private or public land.
    • (b) An individual shall obtain the consent of the landowner before killing a feral swine on private land.
    • (c) Feral swine may be killed:
      • (i) year-round;
      • (ii) in any number; and
      • (iii) with a firearm, bow and arrow, or crossbow.
  • (4) Feral swine may not be hunted or killed under Subsection (3)(c):
    • (a) with the use of artificial light or night vision equipment, except as authorized by county ordinance; or
    • (b) from or with any airborne vehicle or device, except as provided in Section 4-23-6.
  • (5) An individual may not receive compensation, or attempt to receive compensation, from hunting feral swine.
  • (6) An individual who kills a swine under this section is not liable to the owner for the loss of the swine, unless:
    • (a) the swine is conspicuously identified by an ear tag or other form of visual identification; and
    • (b) the individual who killed the swine knew the swine was identified by an ear tag or other form of usual identification.


Enacted by Chapter 105, 2015 General Session

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