Wild pigs damage crops and the environment and provide a potential reservoir for disease.  | File photo

Hunters recruited in war against wild pigs

Officials say it is important to report sightings because the most effective control method is to eradicate an entire group

Darby Warner has a message for hunters out on Saskatchewan fields this season: if you see a wild pig, take the shot. But then call your local crop insurance office to finish the job. “If an opportunity presents itself, they should take advantage of it but the very next thing they should do is contact […] Read more

50 pigs were caught in one Jager-Pro trap at a location in the United States.  |  Jager Pro photo

Corral-style traps help control wild pigs in Sask.

The government is also using Judas pigs, which when released will eventually join wild pigs and reveal their location

Efforts to control Saskatchewan’s wild pig population are beginning to show positive results, according to an official at the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corp. Darby Warner, executive director of insurance with SCIC, says as many as 400 wild pigs have been eradicated in Saskatchewan over the past four years. Much of that success is the result […] Read more