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Posted on: April 6, 2022

Wild Boar Control Program

The Wild Boar Control Program has been supported by Stettler County since 2008.

We currently have no reports of wild boar at large within our borders, but we will remain proactive in our approach to maintain surveillance.

As per the Government of Alberta's Wild Boar Control Program, compensation will be provided to landowners and trappers and also for wild boar hunters.

 The Whole Sounder Trapping Incentive Program which began April 1 runs until March 31, 2024

Government-approved trappers will be compensated $75 per set of ears per sounder, encouraging the elimination of entire sounders.

Landowners who work with the approved trappers are eligible for $75 per set of ears.
For information on participating in the Whole Sounder Trapping Incentive program, please call 310-FARM (3276).

The Whole Boar At-Large Ear Bounty Program began April 1 and runs until March 31, 2023:\

  • Hunters who turn in wild boar ears may receive $75 per set of ears (two ears)

Please note, hunters will be required to sign an affidavit swearing the boar was controlled within Stettler County's borders.
Once DNA testing confirms it is in fact Wild Boar (Sus scrofa), then the hunter will receive $75.00 from the County of Stettler. The County of Stettler will be reimbursed by the Government of Alberta.

*To submit ears to the County of Stettler, please contact for your submission instructions, or call 403-742-4441 x3.

Wild Boar at large can damage crops and crop land, pollute water supplies and are known to spread African swine fever and can host 89 different diseases that can transmit to livestock, wildlife and humans. For example, an outbreak of foot and mouth disease would shut down all Alberta pork and beef exports and cost $65 billion nationwide.

The Government of Alberta is asking for Albertans to help protect our province's animals, agriculture and ecosystems. If you see a wild boar or signs of their activity, email or call 310-FARM (3276) to report it.

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