Wild dog control measures discussed at series of workshops

Landholders from across the region learned about a number of new programs to control wild dogs in a series of Western Local Land Services workshops held at a number of locations including Tilpa and Bourke

Over 100 western area landholders took the opportunity to attend one of Western Local Land Services (LLS) wild dog workshops last week, where they learnt about a number of new and innovative programs to best manage wild dogs.

The workshops, which were held in Tilpa, Louth, Bourke, Fords Bridge, Wanaaring and White Cliffs, were open events that were strongly attended by the local pest management groups, as well as NSW Farmers Wild Dog Coordinator, Bruce Duncan, and the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

The workshops gave a rundown of what programs and projects are available to landholders in 2020, which include trapping, collaring, seasonal baiting and strategic targeting of identified ‘hot spots’ of wild dog activity.

Landholders also got an update on the progress of the NSW Wild Dog Fence Extension project.

Landholders in attendance provided Western LLSs staff with feedback on any wild dog activity they had seen on their properties and in their local areas, as well as helped to identify areas that need further attention when it comes to wild dog management.

In the year ahead Western LLS will work with stakeholders, landholders and the community to coordinate two seasonal predator programs across the region.

Western LLS has advised it will continue to subsidise the seasonal baiting program in 2020, which includes ground and aerial baits.