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

Find out more about signs of wild boar

Overview

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

  • expanded surveillance and trapping
  • modified bounty (remuneration) programs
  • 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.

Modified bounty programs

Landowners and trappers

Whole Sounder Trapping Incentive Program – encourages the elimination of entire sounders, approved trappers receive $75 per set of ears per sounder. This program is administered by participating municipalities and runs from April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2024.

Hunters

Wild Boar at Large Ear Bounty Program – this is an optional one-year bounty pilot program that will help with government surveillance efforts. Hunters receive $75 per set of wild boar ears. This program is administered by participating municipalities and runs from April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023.

Participating municipalities

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

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