Sampson County Feral Swine Eradication and Control

The project

Sampson County was selected to test and develop a statewide feral swine management strategy due to frequent reports of feral swine sightings and crop damage, as well as risks to numerous agricultural and livestock operations across that county. The southern portion of Sampson County in particular is prone to feral swine damage due to large rural agricultural areas, available feed plots, and available water sources. Goals of the project include:

 

1.  Initial damage assessments collected from landowners, including crop damage, disease outbreaks, impacts to surface water, flora, and fauna.

2.  Feral swine population reduction/eradication from educating landowners and implementing the trap loan program for farmers in Sampson County

3.  Targeted removal of feral swine from lands by landowners using the trap loan program. This includes the trapping, euthanizing, and disposal of feral swine safely.

4.  Reassessment of treated areas, which includes a follow up damage assessment report completed by landowners in Sampson County.

Sampson County landowners

How do you benefit?

By participating in the project, landowners in Sampson County 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.

Please provide your contact information here so that we may get you registered for the Sampson County Feral Swine Project.

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Town Hall Session- Recording

Town hall meeting for Sampson County landowners

This meeting was held virtually on Dec. 3, 2020 for landowners in Sampson and surrounding counties. It provides information about the Sampson County project, including how landowners in that county can sign up and what they can expect by participating.

Free Test Kits
If you are interested in Free Feral Swine Test Kits to check your harvest for diseases click here for more details about what they are and how to request them.