It is important to have a suite of tools for landholders to use to control feral pigs. One option that is new to Western Australia is Hoggone. The promoted advantage of Hoggone is that it can be bought over the counter so long as it is administered via the Hoggone delivery system.
The PHBG is committed to trailing new and innovative methods of feral animal control to increase organisational understanding and skill, to then be able to communicate practical information to landholders.
The PHBG will purchase the delivery system to trial. To run a robust trial, and ensure that there is a good understanding of the bait mechanism, as well as related animal behaviour and movement, the manufacturer and the feral animal subcommittee will be consulted.
To rapidly increase understanding the PHBG will partner with other stakeholders to replicate the trial in another region of similar environmental conditions.