Wild dog workshops give landholders bait use skills and approval

Sheep Central January 16, 2017
A wild dog triggering a canid pest ejector in north west NSW. Photo - Grant Davis.

A wild dog triggering a canid pest ejector in north west NSW. Photo – Grant Davis.

SOUTH-WESTERN New South Wales landholders have this week to register for 1080 and Canid Pest Ejector training and wild dog control workshops.

Landholders in the Anabranch, Pooncarie, Ivanhoe, Hillston and Balranald areas have until Friday January 20 to register for the one-day training sessions and workshops.

The training sessions and workshops at Anabranch on 30 January, Pooncarie on January 31, Ivanhoe on February 1, Hillston on February 2 and Balranald on February 3, will inform landholders on the best practices for managing both wild dogs and foxes.

By successfully completing one of the 1080 and CPE training sessions, landholders will be issued a five-year accreditation to use baited products including purchasing 1080 capsules for CPE (also known as M-44 devices).

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Senior Land Services Officer, Kade Small, said all landholders need to be involved in this as past experience demonstrates the best results are achieved when landholders are proactive, prepared and coordinated.

“Wild dogs are an emerging issue in the South-Western region and therefore it is essential that landholders are prepared for potential management intervention.

“We’re really hoping for some strong numbers at each session, so I’d fully encourage everyone that can attend to do so,” Mr Small said.

The wild dog control workshop, which will be presented after the training, will be delivered by an industry expert who will focus on a number of key topics, including:

  • effective 1080, CPE and foothold trap application and placement
  • interpreting wild dog and fox evidence and signs
  • wild dog and fox monitoring including utilising motion sensor cameras
  • recording sightings and evidence in feral scan.

The 1080 and CPE training and wild dog control workshops are being supported by Australian Wool Innovation.

For further information or to register, contact Mr Small on (03) 5021 9459 or Land Services Officer Shae Brennan on (02) 6967 1639 or visit:

Source: Local Land Services Western Region.


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