The County aims to maintain healthy populations of wildlife while controlling those species known to cause disturbance for residents. Controlling animal populations does not always mean "to destroy" but may include trapping and relocating as well. We will not participate in any unnecessary reduction in populations of wildlife, only in the control of these animals to amounts that are agreeable with the land's carrying capacity and the tolerance of the producer.
Current Predator & Animal Control Programs
- Payment will only be made to County landowners or persons having authorization from the landowner and only for eradication of wild boars running at large within the County.
- The owner(s) of any Domestic Wild Boar Operation within Lac Ste. Anne County is/are required to contact the Agricultural Service Board (ASB) department to register your farm to protect your animals from the bounty.
- Landowners and authorized persons must sign an AFFIDAVIT that the wild boars were destroyed within Lac Ste. Anne County and that these animals were running at large within the County.
- The total amount paid out by the County on this program is limited to the funding provided by Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development.
- The amount payable to a landowner or authorized person is subject to the discretion of the Agricultural Fieldman and/or County Council.
- To be eligible to receive the $50 payment, the landowner or authorized person must provide a ‘pair of ears’ from each eradicated wild boar.
- The landowner must first notify the County of the problem with beavers giving a legal description of the property and the description of the flooded area, i.e. hay land, cultivated land or pasture.
- Landowners and authorized persons must sign an affidavit that the beavers were destroyed within Lac Ste. Anne County and that these animals were causing flooding of agricultural land.
- The total amount paid out by the County on this program is limited to the amount provided in the budget prepared by the Agricultural Service Board.
- Agricultural Services Manager may establish limits on the amount payable to a landowner or authorized person.
- Beaver tails will be collected upon appointment with our Pest Control Officer. Arrangements can be made for collection by contacting the Lac Ste. Anne County office.
- Beaver tails less than three (3) inches in length are not acceptable for payment.