Arielle S. Fay

College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment, Auburn University, 602 Duncan Drive, Auburn, AL 36849

Effects of Trap Door Width on Wild Pig Entrance into Corral Traps

SEAFWA Journal Volume 11, March 2024

Wild pigs (Sus scrofa) are arguably one of the greatest wildlife management challenges facing natural resource professionals and landowners in the U.S., and lethal removal by trapping is often the most cost- and time-effective means for managing populations. Whereas numerous studies have examined the effects of trap type, trap activation designs, and baits on trapping effectiveness, no studies utilizing a conditioning period and accounting for unique individuals/sounders and wild pig social structure have examined the effects of trap door width on wild pig entrance into corral-...