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Posted on: April 15, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Wild Boar Solution

Wild Boar

Wild Boar Program has been developed by Alberta's government to help get rid of the wild boars and the devastation they can cause to the environment, crops and livestock.

Quick facts

  • The Whole Sounder Trapping Incentive Program began April 1 and runs until March 31, 2024. 
    • Government-approved trappers will be compensated $75 per set of ears per sounder, encouraging the elimination of entire sounders.
    • Landowners who work with approved trappers are eligible for $75 per set of ears.
  • The Wild Boar at-Large Ear Bounty program began April 1 and runs until March 31, 2023. 
    • Hunters who turn in wild boar ears will receive $75 per set.
  • Both programs will be administered by participating municipalities, which will be listed on
  • Wild boar at large have been documented in 28 rural municipalities.
  • Listed as a pest under Alberta’s Pest and Nuisance Control Regulation, wild boar at large can cause damage to crops and property, endanger livestock and people, spread disease and negatively alter the ecosystem.

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