Wild Dog Co-ordination

Filed in Just In by October 12, 2018

WILD Dog expert Stuart Boyd-Law will be the guest speaker at a free information day by the Hunter Local Land Services and North East Singleton Wild Dog Association in Singleton on Saturday, November 3.

The information session will discuss everything from identifying signs of wild dog activity and evaluating impacts on your property and livestock, to best practice control techniques and how to become part of effective control programs.

Attendees will also learn how to report and map wild dog activity using Wild Dog Scan, an important tool in identifying where wild dogs are most active in our region.

Matt Kennedy, biosecurity officer for Local Land Services said it’s a great overview for people new to the land, as well as providing an update for local producers already involved in controlling wild dogs.

“Wild dogs have huge impacts on livestock, especially young calves, lambs and sheep in our region,” said Mr Kennedy.

“Hunter Local Land Services collaborates with landholders to assist them in controlling pest species, and this information day will help landholders understand their biosecurity responsibilities, and how to get involved in wild dog control programs,” he said.

“Wild dog control is most effective when neighbours work together on cross-tenure control programs such as seasonal ground baiting programs.”

“An added bonus of wild dog control is it also controls foxes at the same time.”

“Foxes significantly impact native animal populations and are a nuisance to rural and peri-urban landholders, mainly through attacking poultry,” he said.

“This information day will cover the basics for any landholders concerned about wild dogs, but also one of the most beneficial aspects of the day will be building our local networks to strengthen and plan our further control activities in the Singleton district,” Matt Kennedy said.

 

  • WHEN: Saturday, November 3, 2018.
  • WHERE: Mount Olive Community Hall, 135 Carrowbrook Rd, Mount Olive. (near Lake St Clair, Singleton).
  • RSVP: email matt.kennedy@lls.nsw.gov.au or call the Singleton office of Hunter Local Land Services on 02 6572 2944
  • COST: Free.