WORKSHOPS will be held in the North East in coming weeks in a bid to reduce the damage caused by wild dogs.
The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning will run 15 workshops, which spokesman Peter Austin said would allow landowners to have input into the way dogs are controlled.
“Reducing the impact of wild dogs can be achieved by all land managers working together using a combination of trapping, baiting, shooting, exclusion fencing and good animal husbandry,” he said.
“The sessions will focus on local wild dog controllers and what activity they have caught on their trail cameras, as well as sharing their knowledge about current management techniques for wild dog control.
“The workshops will also involve discussions on what has worked well and what needs improving in our wild dog management zone work plans as new plans are developed for the coming year.
The first local workshop will be held at the DELWP office at Ovens from 10am on February 28.
A session will be held at the Cheshunt Hall from 12.30pm on March 5, and at the Shelley Forest Camp at Koetong on March 6, starting at 10am.
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