Skills to fight wild dog problem

WANT to trap a wild dog?

Head out to the Apple Tree Creek Sports Ground on September 22 at 10am and you will be trained in the art.

At a recent meeting at Apple Tree Creek, residents raised the issue of dealing with wild dogs in the peri-urban areas.

The use of traps was highlighted as one option due to the inability of landholders to undertake baiting or shooting in these areas.

People discussed the use of cage or leg-hold traps for control and council’s land protection officers offered to provide some practical training in the use of traps. Cage traps are not generally found to be very successful in the control of wild dogs.

Bundaberg Regional Council’s Councillor Danny Rowleson said that wild dogs had become a significant regional problem in recent years, causing considerable loss and injury to livestock.

“We are keen to assist landowners with this problem with a series of field days, education programs and support to reduce the instances of dog attacks,” Cr Rowleson said.

It is however vital that all landowners support this program for the initiative to be successful and the risk to livestock be reduced.

“The level of participation by land owners will determine the success of this program, therefore I encourage all property owners regardless of the size of your property to become involved, and assist council with this initiative,” he said.

Phone Monica Elsey on 4130 4505 by September 10 to register.



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