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Western Local Land Services make great strides in the management of wild dogs

Western Local Land Services has concluded its spring wild dog baiting program which was another successful operation involving 11 pest animal control and Landcare groups.

The program, which ran from the end of September to the end of October, continued on the great work that was carried out earlier in the year through the autumn wild dog baiting program.

In the most recent campaign, 109,424 ground baits were issued to members of the 11 groups that were involved.

The groups are based throughout the Western region with members in some instances living hundreds of kilometres apart, demonstrating the work and coordination that goes into these programs by the groups and Western Local Land Services.

Western Local Land Services Local Community Manager, Andrew Hull was pleased with how the program was carried out and is confident the desired outcomes are being achieved.

“Wild dogs continue to be an issue in the Western region, as they are in other parts of the state,” Mr Hull said.

“The best way to manage this issue is through a large scale, highly coordinated approach and that is what our spring baiting program involves.

“We fully encourage all landholders to join their nearest pest animal control group or Landcare group and if there isn’t one in your local area, contact your nearest Western Local Land Services office who will assist in setting one up.

“There are financial benefits from being involved in a group, as well as a range of other benefits.”

Following the conclusion of the spring baiting program, Western Local Land Services will conduct a review of it and begin planning for the 2018 autumn baiting program.

Landholders wanting further information regarding wild dog management should contact their local Western Local Land Services Biosecurity Officer.

Media contact: Charlie Whiteley, Western Local Land Services, 0428 679 974.