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Restoration Tips Feature: Feral pig control

Feral pigs can do a lot of damage to native vegetation, bird life and insect life and some community groups are trying to tackle the problem in their patch to reduce the impact on the flora and fauna they are protecting.  

The QEII website has some information on feral pigs and a trap design. There are also youtube videos from the USA and Australia that a Forum member has found useful plus some useful pdf information. DOC has corral traps in operation at Stony Bay at the top of the Coromandel if you want to look at a working version.

Manual pig trap trigger


File Size 2.51MB   Filename selecting-a-manual-pig-trap-trigger.pdf   Download

Pig Corral traps


File Size 849KB   Filename pig_corraltraps.pdf   Download

Trapping of feral pigs


File Size 6.31MB   Filename trapping_of_feral_pigs.pdf   Download

Links

Feral pig control


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTIxox-46Aw

Feral pig control


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwym-2Jjb2k

Feral pig control


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vg764J2K-w0

Feral pig trap design


http://www.openspace.org.nz/Site/Managing_your_covenant/Pest_and_weed_control/feral_pigs.aspx