Together we can make a difference
Invasive species have no place in our landscape. The ability and responsibility to manage feral animals rest with every land manager.
About Feral Fighters
Feral Fighters is an initiative to strategically target pest animals at a regional and state scale through strategic, coordinated group baiting control programs.
Feral Fighters is an initiative born out of the Jerrawa Creek Landcare and Yass Area Network of Landcare Groups’ Feral Fox Fighters. South East Local Land Services, with support from these groups, has expanded the program to a much larger scale.
Since its inception in 2015, Feral Fighters has significantly improved group participation in fox and wild dog control programs across the South East region. The program now has over 2,000 members.
In 2017, for the first time, Feral Fighters expanded its target species to include rabbits. Feral Fighters will continue to encourage land managers to coordinate integrated rabbit control programs to boost the effectiveness of the RHDV K5 virus.
Why become a Feral Fighter?
By joining the Feral Fighters campaign and becoming a Feral Fighter you are making a commitment to your neighbours, community, local industries and the environment. You will be a local champion for effective invasive species management.
Feral management requires commitment and a collaborative approach. Group control programs have proven to reduce feral populations over broad areas with more sustainable outcomes.
What support will I receive?
By registering to become a Feral Fighter you will receive:
- Free vertebrate pesticide training, in-person where available or online, including Canid Pest Ejectors.
- The first 40 1080 baits free (this includes meat, CPE capsules and manufactured 1080 baits).
- Access to free RHVD K5 for group participants.
- Up to date information and support from South East Local Land Services.
What are the benefits?
Land Managers who register to become a Feral Fighter will participate in strategic control programs. By working with you neighbours and local networks to support Feral Fighters you will achieve better results for you and your neighbours, community, local industries and the environment.
What are the requirements to become a Feral Fighter?
Any land manager can become a Feral Fighter. By doing so, you are making a commitment to providing support to strategically manage feral animals.
There are several control options for foxes and wild dogs. Feral Fighters fox and wild dog campaigns are undertaken using 1080 poisoned baits. Access to 1080 baits is restricted.
There are minimum requirements including accreditation and distance restrictions for 1080 fox and dog baiting. Please contact your nearest South East Local Land Services office for further information.
What is the role of Local Land Services?
Local Land Services is a Feral Fighter and will:
- Contribute staff resources and coordinate training, baiting and other essential services required to enable the Feral Fighters program.
- Promote Feral Fighters in the media.
How to get involved
For further information contact you nearest Local Land Services office.
If you are in the Yass, Boorowa or Goulburn areas you can download and complete this form.
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