Constructing pig trap workshop
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.
IN (i.e. what the PHBG will be doing …)
Within op area
Site visit to discuss pest problem
Loan camera to monitor pig activity (when available)
Provide two trap construction workshops
Provide resources and support
Onsite construction support via Feral-Animal Subcommittee volunteers, when available
OUT (i.e. what the PHBG will not be doing …)
Outside of op area
Trap construction and materials
Feed to bait the trap
Running the trapping program
Euthansing pigs (PHBG can supply SSAA contact details)
Disposal of dispatched pigs
Annually via PHBG annual report
To assist landholders in the management of feral pigs.
To provide an opportunity for landholders to engage with the PHBG on best practices for pig trapping.
To encourage the use of FeralScan on an ongoing basis
To encourage cross boundary management practices within the community.
Delivery of two trap construction workshops
Media release post event
April - Annual report
KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
Number of landholders engaged for pig management advice.
Landholder provided with relevant resources and support
Follow up feedback requested from workshop participants