Wild boars roam Czech forests, some of them radioactive

Prague | Reuters -- The Czech Republic has an unusual problem this winter with its wild boar meat, a local delicacy. The boars are radioactive. Actually, it's not the boars themselves, but what they're eating. A cold and snowy winter is forcing them to feed on false truffles, an underground mushroom common in the Sumava[...]

Hunting licence no longer needed for wild boar in Sask.

Saskatchewan hunters may now hunt wild boar without a licence. The government has amended both the wildlife regulations and the stray animal regulations to allow feral or free-ranging wild boar to be killed. Hunters are still required to ask permission to hunt on private land and must follow proper safety precautions. Wild boar can become[...]

Sask. takes aim against wild boar

Saskatchewan regulations have been changed to allow hunters to hunt feral or free-ranging wild boar without a licence.
More than 60 rural municipalities have reported wild boar at large, and they have become a particular problem in the Moose Mountain area around Kenosee Lake.
Teams of specialized hunters have been trying to control the population for years.[...]

Tackling the scourge of wild boars

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Wild boars are wreaking havoc across the United States and parts of Canada. One agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture has been given the task of trying to eliminate them because they are destructive and can carry foot-and-mouth disease, African swine fever, pseudorabies and parasites such as trichinellosis and screw worm.[...]

Wild boar must be PigTrace-compatible by July 1

Canada's farmed wild boar industry has almost four months left to get ready for the same mandatory identification, record-keeping and movement reporting rules as the mainline hog industry. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency on Monday put out a reminder to all pork producers that they and other "pig custodians," such as breeders, auction markets and[...]

Grain bags, wild boar on list of SARM resolutions

Grain bag disposal, wild boar elimination and the health of first responders, were all issues brought to the forefront at the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities annual convention held March 7-10 in Regina. Eric Gray from the RM of Indian Head raised the grain bag issue, saying too few farmers practice diligence and proper disposal.[...]

Wild boar pose serious risk, warns Sask. researcher

A University of Saskatchewan researcher is warning ranchers, farmers and provincial officials about a possible explosion in the province’s wild boar population. Although he can’t put a number to the animal’s population today, Ryan Brook says it’s easy to imagine wild boars someday outnumbering people in the province. “If you (think you) have even extremely[...]

Sask. crop insurance will oversee wild boar program

The Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corp. is taking over administration of the feral wild boar control program.
The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities has delivered the program for years, but in February told the province it was no longer a good fit, said Shawn Jaques, chief executive officer of crop insurance.
“It made sense for SCIC to look[...]

Traceability program to include wild boars

Wild boar producers were reminded this week that their animals will be subject to traceability requirements as of July 1. Domestic pig producers have been subject to mandatory traceability since July 1, 2014. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is responsible for enforcing traceability requirements, and failure to meet those requirements could result in warnings, fines[...]

Alberta county calls for wild boar eradication

Wild boars, raised as livestock but destructive when they escape, are pests that should be eliminated from Alberta, say officials in Red Deer County. Art Preachuk, agricultural fieldman with the county, said the animals should be banned before they become an agricultural plague. "We are taking this too nonchalantly," said Preachuk, whose anti-wild boar resolution[...]