Vertebrate pests, Pest control
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For more than 3000 years man has tried to reduce the numbers of pest animals by payment of bounties. In general, the system has failed.
This article, by a research scientist who specalizes in the study of declared (pest) animals in Western Australia reviews some of the literature about bounties and comments on the situation in Australia.
Whitehouse, S J O
"Bounty systems in vermin control,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 17:
3, Article 6.
Available at: https://library.dpird.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol17/iss3/6