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Council gears up for first Wild Dog Baiting round of 2016

24 March 2016

Western Downs Regional Council are continuing their efforts to work alongside rural landholders to reduce the pressures and impacts of roaming wild dog numbers, with the first round of Council’s 2016 Wild Dog Baiting program scheduled to take place from Tuesday 12 to Friday 15 April.

  • Following on from the success of last year’s program, Council will once again be offering three rounds of baiting this year;
  • To accommodate a more coordinated approach with neighbouring local government areas as well as the movement and breeding cycles of wild dogs, Council will be holding baiting rounds in April, August and November;
  • Landholders who are experiencing problems with controlling wild dogs on their properties are encouraged to participate in the program;
  • To register your participation in the Wild Dog Baiting Program call 1300 COUNCIL.

Western Downs Regional Council General Manager for Community and Liveability Jodie Taylor encourages rural landholders to team up with their neighbours for a coordinated approach to lessen the impacts of wild dogs on their properties.

“In previous rounds we’ve seen outstanding results from rural landholders who’ve approached their neighbours to join together to help combat the growing wild dog numbers in our region,” she said.

“A coordinated approach across our rural areas that includes both landholders and dedicated Council trappers, will help ensure that wild dogs find the baited areas, rather than avoiding them. By working together, landholders and Council can limit the impacts of wild dogs on wildlife, the environment, and farmers’ livelihoods.”

Rural landholders, who wish to participate and are able to present valid rate notices, will receive 12 free baits per Lot on Plan, up to a maximum of 36 baits. If landholders require more baits, they can supply their own meat which will be injected free of charge.

To register your participation in the wild dog baiting program phone 1300 COUNCIL.

For information about baiting locations and times, visit Council’s Pest Management webpage.

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