Predator-prey theory and feral pig control, with emphasis on evaluation of shooting from a helicopter

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.

Author Hone, J.
Date null
Year 1990
Secondary title Australian Wildlife Research
Volume 17
Number 2
Institution University of Canberra
Pages 123-130
Notes Notes
Control method Shooting
Region NT