Our autumn fox baiting program is about to get under way again in the Murray region, with almost 50 bait collection points throughout our area during February, March and April.
This approach to managing foxes has proven very successful, and this year it will take place as part of an integrated program known as Feral Fighters.
Feral Fighters unites groups of landholders to bait and control the range of pest animals in the landscape, from foxes and wild dogs to deer, pigs and rabbits.
As part of the program, participating landholders will receive:
Feral Fighters is based on the concept that managing feral animals is the responsibility of every land manager. Working together in groups, participating landholders lay baits simultaneously over a wide area, resulting in a better knockdown.John Nolan
- Vertebrate pesticide induction training.
- Biosecurity farm gate signs for each participant’s first fox or wild dog bait collection days.
- Access to RHDV K5 viability testing (for rabbit control).
- Up-to-date information and support from Murray Local Land Services.
Feral Fighters is based on the concept that managing feral animals is the responsibility of every land manager. Working together in groups, participating landholders lay baits simultaneously over a wide area, resulting in a better knockdown.
I want to encourage all landholders in our region to join the program and make the commitment to their neighbours, community, local industries and the environment.
This applies even if you don’t have livestock, as pests also cause significant damage to crops, pastures, trees, natural landscapes and native animals – an annual economic impact of $170 million in NSW alone!
For more details on Feral Fighters, visit www.lls.nsw.gov.au/murray and follow the Feral Fighters 2019 link.
- The author of this article, John Nolan, is the regional pest animal coordinator at Murray Local Land Services.