Western Local Land Services is set to commence its spring wild dog ground baiting program which will again work closely with pest animal control groups and Landcare groups from across the region.

The management of wild dogs continues to be an ongoing issue for landholders throughout the Western region and much of the state.

Each year, Western Local Land Services coordinates a number of programs such as autumn and spring baiting while it also offers workshops aimed at increasing landholders’ knowledge and awareness of the issues associated with wild dogs.

For the past four years, Western Local Land Services have undertaken ground and aerial baiting, thanks largely to funding from the Commonwealth Drought Fund.

This spring baiting program, however, will see all resources focused solely on ground baiting.

Western Local Land Services Local Community Manager, Andrew Hull has encouraged all landholders to take part in the spring baiting program and work with their neighbours and local community in a coordinated manner.

“For many landholders, managing wild dogs poses a significant threat to their livestock enterprise,” Mr Hull said.

“That is why Western Local Land Services has dedicated so much time, effort and resources into its wild dog baiting programs and workshops and will continue to do so.

“While we understand landholders may be concerned we won’t be undertaking any aerial baiting this spring, by doing this we will have a more concentrated effort on our ground baiting which should deliver some great outcomes.”

Western Local Land Services is expected to start its spring baiting program the week commencing Monday, 25 September.  

Landholders wanting to get more involved in wild dog baiting and pest control management are asked to contact their nearest Western Local Land Services office.