Models of predator-prey relationships were examined to evaluate shooting of feral pigs from a helicopter. The study site was the floodplains and surrounding woodlands of the Mary and Adelaide Rivers in the Northern Territory. The estimated kill of feral pigs was 79%. Models from predator-prey theory were fitted to the kill data and accounted for more than 98% of the variation in the cumulative number of pigs shot over time. Predator-prey theory is suggested as a useful framework for planning and evaluating shooting.
|Secondary title||Australian Wildlife Research|
|Institution||University of Canberra|