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Fox and wild dog baiting meetings in June and July

When

27 Jun 2019 - 27 Jul 2019

Details

Our Dubbo Biosecurity team are holding seasonal fox and wild dog baiting meetings from 25 June, with 19 group baiting meetings being be held.

We encourage as many landholders to participate in these as possible.

Why a join group baiting program?

Now is a great time to bait as part of a group program as

  1. You will reduce fox numbers locally by around 86% and numbers will be lower year round.
  2. Landholders who bait as part of a group will increase their marking by at least 10% on average.
  3. Baiting now controls vixens before giving birth, which will keep pressure on fox numbers increasing.
  4. Baiting as part of a group you will use a lot less baits, which also saves you time.
  5. As surrounding landholders are also baiting, you will get a lot less foxes moving onto your property from surrounding farms.
  6. By using less baits on your property also reduces the risk of accidentally baiting working dogs.

About wild dogs

At the baiting meetings we will be issuing wild dog baits as well.

We are very keen for landholders in areas where wild dogs are present (which is any area east of Dubbo) to switch from using fox baits to wild dog baits.

There has been a noticeable increase of wild dog sightings reported to the Dubbo office this winter compared to last year.

Currently there are 14 wild dogs we know of in the Dubbo and Wellington areas, and this year three wild dogs have been killed in addition to these.

We need as many landholders as possible to come to meetings and bait for wild dogs. Along with trapping and shooting, this is essential to controlling these dogs.

Workshop dates

Breelong Tuesday 25 June 8.30am @ “Ellendale” Denmire Rd Breelong

Bearbung Wed 26 June 8.30am @ Bearbung Hall

Dapper Thurs 27 June 9am @ Dapper Bush Fire Shed

Wongarbon Fri 28 June 8.30am @ “Mountain View” Barbigal Rd Wongarbon

Mogriguy Sat 29th June 8.30am @ Mogriguy Bush Fire Shed

Eumungerie Sat 29 June 11am @ Eumungerie Hall

Leeches Creek Tues 2 July 8.30am @ Coomboona” Leeches Ck Rd

Gollan Thurs 4 July 8.30am @ Gollan Hall

Merrygoen Fri 5 July 8.30am @ “Pinehurst” Cobbora Rd Merrygoen

Ballimore Sat 6 July 8.30am @ Ballimore Cricket Ground

Wuuluman Mon 8 July 8.30am at Poggy Woolshed

Maryvale Tues 9 July 4.30pm @ Maryvale Hall

Elong Elong Wed 10 July 8.30am @ “Claredale” Boomley Rd Elong Elong

Spicers Creek Thurs 11 July 8.30am @ Oaky Ck Rd Ramp

Coboco Friday 12 July 8.30am @ Coboco Hall

Webbs Siding Tues 16 July 4pm @ “Kaloombi” Tantitha Rd Narromine

Dunedoo Wed 17 July 11am @ Dunedoo Saleyard

Stuart Town TBA @ Railway Inn Stuart Town

Toongi TBA 8.30am @ Toongi Hall