Pest Animal Shooting
Our specialist animal control services include professional shooting and hunting programs for population control or eradication programs – predominately used for foxes, wild dogs/dingoes, feral cats, feral pigs, feral goats, donkeys, camels, deer, birds, rabbits, hares, native pest fauna and escaped animals. We have successfully undertaken shooting programs throughout all mainland States of Australia, earning us the reputation as leaders in pest animal shooting services across the country.
All animal shooting services are conducted by specially trained and qualified professional shooters, using the latest in quality hunting equipment – with firearms ranging from .177 air rifles through to large/heavy calibre rifles – all under our Corporate Firearms License.
We also have night vision equipment (including goggles and night scopes), infrared spotlights and thermal imaging equipment to assist with efficiencies in providing the highest standards for pest animal shooting in Australia.
AERIAL (HELICOPTER) CULLING
Our senior operational staff have experience in successfully conducting aerial culling operations from helicopters on feral pigs, goats, camels, donkeys, horses and buffalo. For this advanced animal shooting service our senior staff have completed specialist training in aerial culling operations.
We can also provide independent auditing, advice and assessment of aerial culling operations for safety, humaneness (animal welfare) and operational procedures.
With an established background of demonstrated, effective and humane aerial culling operations on feral pigs, feral horses, camels and donkeys we guarantee our aerial culling programs operate as safely, humanely and efficiently as possible. In a recent program, we shot 1185 large animals in 40 hours using 2.3 rounds per animal, which included the policy of “overkill” (2 shots per animal) and flybacks.
GROUND SHOOTING SERVICES
Ground shooting – both at night and during the day – relies on the training and experience of the shooters in culling those animals using a firearm. Of course, quality equipment is important but it does not make up for the rest.
Shooting can have high levels of animal welfare outcomes, if the animal shooting is conducted by trained and experienced personnel. At Animal Pest Management Services, we have an emphasis on safety and humaneness of our shooting operations first and foremost and this degree of professionalism ensures our shooting programs are always conducted to the highest standards expected.
ADVICE AND AUDIT
Animal Pest Management Services also provides advice on the management of pest animal species by shooting, including selection of calibres of firearms, humane shooting and ammunition selection. We conduct audits on animal welfare outcomes of shooting programs to ensure compliance with best practice. With our extensive field experience and knowledge of firearms, animal welfare, exterior and terminal ballistics, as well as bullet selection and performance, we can conduct audits and provide advice from a professional viewpoint with decades of experience.
For further information, advice or enquiries about the pest animal shooting service we offer, please contact Animal Pest Management Services today.