How to Apply?
Application can be completed by downloading the form below or visiting your local Soil and Water Conservation District.
Please note: Equipment provided to the Cooperator from the District under this Agreement shall only be used for nuisance feral swine trapping by the Cooperator and may not be transferred or used by third parties.
How the Project Works?
In order to receive a trap applicants must complete an application and submit it to their local Soil and Water Conservation District:
-When a trap becomes available you will be contacted to schedule a pre-loan assessment. This assessment is to determine the extent and spread of the feral swine damage on your property and to begin to formulate a trapping plan.
-Next, you will attend a trap demonstration and training session where you will lean how to safely operate the corral style traps available through the program.
-Once trapping begins you will utilize the equipment for a predetermined time period and any feral swine trapped will be tested before being properly disposed of.
-Finally, you will participate in a follow up assessment about one year after your trapping has been completed to evaluate the reduction in feral swine activity on your property.
How do you benefit?
By participating in the project, landowners in Anson, Davie, Haywood, Montgomery, and Randolph Counties get access to highly effective corral traps at no charge. Participants also receive compensation for any landfill fees when disposing of feral swine carcasses.
What we need from you?
Landowner participation is vital for developing an effective strategy for feral swine management across NC. Participants can expect to complete an initial survey and work with feral swine management specialists to assess damages, place and maintain traps, and remove feral swine from their property.