Management of Wild Pigs
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This chapter discusses tools and methodologies currently available to manage wild pig populations and wild pig damage in North America, particularly on tools and methodologies supported by scientific data. It explores strategic application of available tools and methodologies and describes specific case studies from successful wild pig control programs. The success of any wildlife management program depends upon development of a sound plan, and management programs for wild pigs are no different. Sound plans include careful design and well-defined goals and benchmarks. Use of traps to capture wild pigs in North America predates damage management efforts. Domesticated pigs in North America historically were free roaming and subsequently captured for food and to mark for ownership in the fall through trapping. Gate dimensions are an important consideration for most trappers. Smaller gates weigh and cost less, but are potentially less effective than larger/wider gates.