A growing threat of wild boars in rural Saskatchewan will be a highlight at the Saskatchewan Stock Growers annual convention next week in Swift Current.
The boars have spread across rural Saskatchewan in the past 30 years and now are found in about half the 300 rural municipalities.
U of S researcher Ryan Brook has put tracking collars on 34 wild pigs and says the animals are highly mobile.
He says sport hunting is not very effective because surviving animals are separated and become extremely elusive.
Brook says a concentrated effort is needed to control wild boars because the animals pose a disease threat to domestic livestock.
But he says a study is needed to determine actual numbers of the elusive animals.