Surveillance is key to eliminating the threat of invasive wild boar in Alberta. You can help by learning to recognize signs of their activity and reporting sightings.
Figure 1. Albertans are more likely to see signs of a wild boar, such as this scat, than to see a boar.
Figure 2. Crops damaged by wild boar
Figure 3. Aerial view of wild boar crop damage
Figure 4. Damage caused by wild boar rolling around (rooting and wallowing)
Tracks and trails
Figure 5. Wild boar tracks are larger and rounder than deer tracks. Image credit: Alberta Invasive Species Council
Figure 6. Tracks from a sounder (group) of wild boar
Wild boar nest
Figure 7. Nest of wild boar at large
Report wild boar
If you see wild boar at large, or signs of wild boar activity:
- Safely take a picture.
- Note the location.
- Fill in our online reporting form: