Wild Boar Control Program

The Alberta government has developed this program as part of the effort to mitigate the spread of wild boar at large.

We do not give out locations for hunting wild boar due to privacy issues.

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A co-ordinated approach to eliminating the threat of invasive wild boar, this program features:

  • expanded surveillance and trapping
  • crop insurance

The Inspection and Investigation Section is responsible for the administration of the Wild Boar Control Program under the authority of the Agricultural Pest Act and Pest and Nuisance Control Regulation.

What you can do

Albertans can get informed by learning:

Surveillance is key to eliminating the threat of invasive wild boar in Alberta. We are asking for Albertans’ help and partnership to protect our province’s land, animals, people, agriculture and ecosystems. If you see a wild boar or signs of their activity: Report wild boar.

Apply for compensation

Farmers can now claim wild boar damage as part of the Agriculture Financial Services Corporation’s (AFSC) expanded Wildlife Damage Compensation Program.

Report wild boar

If you see wild boar at large, or signs of wild boar activity:

  1. Safely take a picture.
  2. Note the location.
  3. Fill in our online reporting form:

Report a sighting