Help vital to control wild dogs

AFTER finishing its second of several 1080 ground baiting rounds this year, council advises that landholder participation is the key to winning the fight against wild dogs.

"Council uses a number of strategies to curb the wild dog problem, but baiting is the most efficient and effective control measure," Environmental Services manager Tim O'Brien said.

The co-ordinated baiting program, which is administered in conjunction with Goondiwindi Regional, Toowoomba Regional and Tenterfield Shire Councils, is timed to coincide with dog breeding cycles.

"June-July is generally prime time for breeding so by baiting in May, we can decrease the number of pups being born and reaching maturity each year," Mr O'Brien said.

"We urge landholders to get involved. Council will pay bounties for wild dogs that are shot or trapped in the Southern Downs area.

"Anyone requiring advice or information on wild dogs can phone the council on 1300 697 372."


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