Wild boar sightings
A number to report a wild boar sighting. It's what makes it available Province of Mantova: whoever sees wild boars in the Virgilian area will be able to communicate it to 337630154, the Civil Protection availability number which is temporarily made available for the emergency following the attack on the San Giovanni del Dosso pensioner. The Civil Protection on call will pass the report to the Provincial Hunting and Fish Supervision Service which will activate the relevant checks.
Meanwhile, the institution based in Palazzo di Bagno has asked the Modena provincial police for collaboration to carry out joint monitoring activities and activate together all possible wild boar control/killing activities in the area surrounding the agricultural court, scene of the serious episode: an area which, it should be remembered, is on the border between the territories of the provinces of Mantua and Modena. “During 2022 – underlines the managing director of the Fish Hunting Supervision Luca Perlari – the reports of the presence of wild boars in the Mantua area were limited and involved the municipalities of Casalromano, Canneto sull'Oglio, Guidizzolo, Asola, Viadana, Marmirolo.
All reports were subject to inspections by the Provincial Fish Hunting Guards, and in cases where potential refuges for wild boars were identified, fixed stakeouts were carried out, also repeated at night, without however being able to confirm their presence. In one case, at the request of the owner of a farm in Casalromano who had reported damage to the crops attributable to these ungulates, the Province authorized the intervention of two volunteer operators, authorized to kill the wild boar following the frequency of a specific regional course. Two new sightings were recently reported and are being investigated."
Meeting with the operators
Meanwhile, the President of the Province Carlo Bottani, in collaboration with the Territorial Office of the Region, organized a meeting with the Mantuan operators authorized to slaughter wild boar on 14 November: the purpose of the discussion was to evaluate together further initiatives to be undertaken also with the their collaboration. Bottani has also made himself available to solicit and sensitize ISPRA to the rapid release of opinions that would allow the Region to immediately approve the plans prepared by the territorial hunting areas for the slaughter of wild boars (source: Province of Mantova).
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