The PHBG works to assist landholders in the long term management of pest pig populations. Upskilling of landholders with the knowledge to build and maintain in situ pig traps ensures ongoing and independent pig trapping efforts can be carried out.
This workshop aims to increase the knowledge and uptake of best practice methods for pig trapping among landholders. The PHBG aims to offer workshops that support landholders in gaining confidence to construct simple, low cost and effective on site traps.
As well as provide information and guidance on trap placement and setup.
Box traps, while popular in the past, have the limitation of partial mob capture, with trips often being triggered and trap closing before the entire mob has entered. This method could contribute to training pest pgis to become shy of cage traps in the future. PHBG aims to increase a behaviour change among landholders to transition towards pig trapping methods using a trap design that allows for continual intake, facilitating entire mob capture if run correctly.