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The objectives of the draft policy are to: 

  • Reduce numbers of feral pigs by removing at least 60 per cent of feral pigs from all established populations each year. 
  • Prevent domestic pigs from escaping into the wild. 
  • Prevent the release of domestic and feral pigs. 

The main elements of this new draft policy are: 

  • Remove at least 60 per cent of feral pigs from all established populations each year. 
  • Prohibit the movement, possession and sale of feral pigs (note that domestic pigs have a separate declaration prohibiting their release). 
  • Require the public to notify NRM authorities of feral pigs (except on Kangaroo Island). 
  • Escaped domestic pigs are immediately classified as feral if they escape, and they must be destroyed if they stray from the property that is registered to keep them. 

Download the Declared Animal Policy - Feral Pigs (DOC 570KB)

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Matthew Godson

16 Nov 2017

Landholders experiencing feral pig impacts can utilise the free community pest control program 'SSAA Farmer Assist'. Services are provided by licensed, accredited and insured volunteers. More info can be found by visiting the website https://www.farmerassist.com.au

Kate Husband > Matthew Godson

16 Nov 2017

Hi Matthew
Thank you for your information on the SSAA Farmer Assist program. Staff from our Environment Department continue to work closely with hunting and shooting groups to control feral animals in several of the parts of South Australia, where they are impacting farmers and communities.
Hunting of feral animals in South Australia is confined mainly to private property where you have been given written permission to hunt by the landowner. This permission must have been given within the previous six months. Hunting permits are available from DEWNR (http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/managing-natural-resources/plants-and-animals/permits-and-licences/Native_animals_in_the_wild/Hunting_Permits).
With a basic Hunting Permit (and written permission of the land owner) you can hunt feral animals such as:
• deer
• rabbits
• foxes
• goats
• pigs.
A basic Hunting Permit does not allow you to take:
• protected animals (eg kangaroos)
• domestic stock.

Kate Husband
Communications Manager, Primary Industries
Primary Industries and Regions SA

Matthew Godson > Matthew Godson

17 Nov 2017

Hi Kate
Yes the SSAA Conservation and Wildlife Management Branch has been working with state agencies since the 1990s controlling feral animals on public land. Our Farmer Assist program now offers a service for individual landholders to find volunteers to undertake pest control on their behalf.

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Ruth Roberts

06 Nov 2017

Noticing an increase in feral pigs between Renmark and the border and they are moving closer to Renmark. We're happy to report sightings if required

Kate Husband > Ruth Roberts

07 Nov 2017

Hi Ruth
Many thanks for your feedback. Please report any feral pig sightings via FERAL PIG SCAN
https://www.feralscan.org.au/feralpigscan/map.aspx

Also if you would like more information on best practice feral pig management you can download our Pests Cost Us All project workshop module below.

http://pir.sa.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0008/297971/Best_practice_feral_pig_management_module.pdf

Kate Husband
Communications Manager, Primary Industries
Primary Industries and Regions SA

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