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Sign up now for autumn wild dog control program

Following an aerial wild dog baiting program along the wild dog fence last month, Local LandServices Western Region is calling for participants in its autumn wild dog control program.

Individual landholders have until 20 March to register for the program, which will begin in May. 

Chair of the Local Land Services Western Region Pest Control Committee, Neill Leigo said the
aerial baiting program next to the NSW-South Australia border last month was in response to extreme rainfall in January that caused damage to sections of the wild dog fence. 

"The program was a joint response to the issue and was coordinated in conjunction with the Wild
Dog Destruction Board, National Parks and Wildlife Service and the NSW Farmers Association,"
Mr Leigo said. 

"Baits covering 660km were dropped from the air as part of this program. 

"A further 1600 ground baits were distributed by the Wild Dog Destruction Board in areas at
greatest risk along the dog fence. 

"We are now planning our autumn baiting programs and have a number of local Landcare and
pest management groups already signed up to deliver the program. 

"We are particularly appealing to landholders in the Brewarrina area and near Fords Bridge,
north-west of Bourke, to take part in the program."

Individual landholders can be part of the local group programs or can arrange to be involved
directly by contacting their local biosecurity officer. 

Mr Leigo said it was important that dog control was approached in a coordinated manner.
"For any control program to be effective, it's crucial that we work together to achieve meaningful
results," he said. 

"A coordinated approach with neighbours working together and nearby areas cooperating will
give us much better control over the issue." 

To be involved, contact your local Biosecurity Officer:

BalranaldLee Mannix
P: 03 5020 1691
M: 0429 614 953

BourkeAlan Neilsen      
P: 02 68708622
E: 0428 722 045

BrewarrinaColin Betts     
P: 02 6839 2047
M: 0429 392 047

Broken HillGrant Davis      
P: 08 8087 3378
M: 0400 873 378

CobarRobynne Wells-Budd
P: 02 6836 2081
M: 0439 596 614

HillstonAndrew McKinnon    
P: 02 6967 2507
M: 0428 671 370

TibooburraJohn Hiscox    
P: 08 8091 3306
M: 0429 913 425

WanaaringFred Miller     
P: 02 6874 7749
M: 0428 362 073

Wentworth:  Joe Dowling        
P: 03 5027 3064
M: 0427 200 820

Wilcannia: Tim Wall       
P: 08 8091 5070
M: 0428 915 070


Media contact: 
Donna Ambler 0400 258 690
Neill Leigo 02 6874 7637 I 0448 547 637