Wild pigs are not native to Ontario and can have a negative impact on native wildlife and ecosystems. + 'width="160"' Canada’s wild pigs could become a “significant potential reservoir” if the virus came to the country, says Egan Brockhoff, veterinary consultant to the Canadian Pork Council. While most are in the Prairies, there are pockets in Ontario, Quebec, northeastern B.C., the B.C. + 'volume="100"' Then have a BBQ and don't tell anyone where you got the meat. This takes dedicated wildlife professionals with specialized techniques such as trapping. The OFAH is extremely concerned about wild pigs becoming established in Ontario. document.getElementById('captcha_img_2979_1480_2_1385').src='https://secure2.convio.net/ofah/site/Captcha?ts='+ts; Article Sidebar. Ontario residents being asked to be on the lookout for wild pigs. The photo has also been posted to a website dedicated to mapping wild and feral pig sightings in Ontario. Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site! That’s why Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is asking for your help to quantify one of North America’s most destructive invasive species. Wild Pigs have been reported in Eastern, southwestern, and Northern Ontario. Report the escape, release or sighting of a wild pig to MNRF through. Likely farm escapees. Killer bees. Check, The VOICE of Anglers and Hunters since 1928, The OFAH Mario Cortellucci Hunting and Fishing Heritage Centre, Lake Ontario Atlantic Salmon Restoration Program, National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP), OFAH advocacy spawns action on wild pigs — written by Dr. Keith Munro, OFAH wildlife biologist, Spread of Wild pigs across Canada (University of Saskatchewan), COVID-19 -- restrictions and closures that could impact fishing and hunting, OFAH/Fleming College Fish & Wildlife Scholarship, Click here for information on Sustaining Memberships. feral pigs in Ontario March 30, 2015 by wildont. If you see a wild boar or wild pig in Ontario.... having seen what they do elsewhere.... shoot them! Les navigateurs dÃ©suets ne disposent pas de caractÃ©ristiques sÃ©curitaires permettant dâassurer la sÃ©curitÃ© de vos renseignements. Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, the North West Territories, the Yukon, and Nunavut do not currently host wild pig populations. AccÃ©der aux paramÃ¨tres de votre navigateur. Report your Sightings! A wild pig is the term used to describe the hybrid offspring of the domestic swine and the imported Eurasian wild boar. “Any pig outside of a fence is a problem,” says Jeremy Downe, invasive species policy adviser with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF). + 'CLASSID="clsid:02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B" ' Many of today’s feral hogs, particularly in the southern U.S., are a mixed breed of domestic pigs gone wild, along with a variety of interbred foreign species. // not by the browser. Wild pigs (wild boar, feral domestic pigs, hybrids) are non-native to North America resulting from farm escapes and intentional releases. A couple of years ago I had dinner at a fancy shmancy restaurant in Niagara Falls and they had Ontario wild boar on the menu. They are major a problem because: Unfortunately, hunting is not the solution to this problem and will in fact make things much worse. Photo credit: Dr. Ryan Brook, University of Saskatchewan. Outdated browsers lack safety features that keep your information secure, and they can also be slow. + 'id="sound"' + '
' Learn about invasive wild pigs in Ontario and how to report sightings. The OFAH is advocating for the eradication of wild pigs in Ontario. Resulting information is used for research. Many of today’s feral hogs, particularly in the southern U.S., are a mixed breed of domestic pigs gone wild, along with a variety of interbred foreign species. The OFAH is extremely concerned about wild pigs becoming established in Ontario. document.getElementById('captcha_player_2979_1480_2_1385').style.display='none'; ontario-wild-pig-reporting) - download the app on a mobile device or register an account using a desktop computer, or • MNRF’s email account for reporting wild pigs: email@example.com If you believe you have seen a wild pig or signs of wild pig: Article content. + '