Five County Trap Loan Project
Anson, Davie and Haywood counties citizens have shared documented crop damage and reports of feral swine sightings at these meetings. NCWRC biologists have noted marked feral swine activity in Montgomery and Randolph Counties severely affecting indigenous wildlife and causing crop and livestock damages. The NCFSTF has purchased 50 traps to use in the five counties. Applicants with feral swine problems will complete a survey of affected damage to crops or animal farming, and if approved the applicant will receive training to use a trap, receive a trap on loan to eliminate feral swine at affected locations, and complete post-trapping surveys to measure success of the loan project or the need to repeat trap loan at the location if feral swine return.
The goals of this project are:
1. Survey locations requesting assistance through a trap loan program for damage and feral swine population estimates within target areas.
2. Reduce and or eradicate the feral swine population by trap and removal.
3. Reassess the amount of crop, animal farming, and indigenous wildlife damage post-feral swine removal.