Aerial wild dog baiting program
A spring aerial wild dog baiting program is planned to commence within Wild Dog Control Association areas from Wednesday 7 October 2020, weather permitting. This program runs in conjunction with National Parks and Wildlife Services, Forestry Corporation NSW, Northern Tablelands Local Land Services and Hunter Local Land Services.
Wild Dog Control Associations within the North West region have a long history of aerial baiting and this year's program is even more important with the recent bushfires disrupting wild dog travel patterns.
Aerial baiting is a highly regulated process that is used to implement wild dog control in inaccessible terrain. GIS programs are used to map the bait lines and all participants in the program have consented to implement this control on their property. Autumn is a key period for strategic wild dog and fox control programs and all landholders have a responsibility to manage pest animals on their land.
Contact your local biosecurity officer for more information on control options for your situation.