WHO WE ARE
Wildlife & Animal Capture was founded by Mr. Tony Searle who started selling Dart Guns, Net Guns and a range of Cage and Foot Traps in 1987. Prior to this Tony spent 18 years as a Research Ranger in the Queensland National Parks and Wildlife Service (QNPWS). During this time he had hands on experience with the researching, capturing and trapping of virtually all species of fauna in Queensland. Tony was involved in the design and formulation of a lot of the techniques and methods for the trapping and darting of deer and other animals and went on to attain the position of Chief Ranger in the QNPWS.
Due to Tony’s poor health WAC was sold in 2020 to Mr. Peter Sargeant – owner of National Animal Handling and Husbandry – a family business based in Armidale NSW. Having known Tony for well for over 35 years, Peter is committed to carrying forward Tony’s legacy and is looking to expand and provide the industry with products and services to find solutions for animal health management and handling needs.
At National Animal Handling and Husbandry (NAHH), we are the Australasian stockist of Pneu Dart – the Remote Drug Delivery Device (RDD) specialists for animals, whether it be wildlife, cervid or livestock. They have offered the best remote drug delivery injection equipment for over 50 years, and still to this day continue to provide quality products for even the toughest jobs. The Pneu Dart is simple, easy to use and has a reputation for accuracy.
Along with Pneu Dart, we stock products from Telinject Germany, who have a reputation for quality, animal-friendly, long-distance injections which use the blowgun method. The Telinject founder, Werner Kullmann, got his inspirations of native hunters in the Amazon Basin, who had a gentle, non-stress-inducing method for getting medications into animals, from, this inspiration the blowpipe and darts were introduced and are still a very effect way of administrating medications into animals.
We also offer a range of Net Guns, for the benefit of all types of people with their capturing endeavours. Based in Invercargill New Zealand, our manufacturer - Net Guns International, provide quality products that are specifically designed to effectively capture both small and large animals. These products are so reliable that they say that they have “never had a unit fail in the field due to faulty workmanship.”
Not only do we do a range of darts, guns and blowpipe, NAHH provides custom designed animal traps, animal management systems such as snake or cat tongs to Ketch-All poles and Nite Guard systems, specifically designed to act like a security system against animal intruders.
Based in Armidale, New South Wales, National Animal Handling and Husbandry, will do all we can to make ensure you have the best experience with ordering your animal capturing or darting needs.