Wild Dog Control and Planning Days to be held at Goomburra and Karara
On Wednesday, 14 February, Southern Downs
Regional Council in conjunction with Granite Borders Landcare Committee will
host a wild dog control and planning day from 9:00 am to 3:15 pm at Goomburra
Hall, 17 Inverramsay Road.
The aim of the day is to reduce wild dog
predation levels to an acceptable level within the control area by formulating
and implementing a working wild dog strategy.
The day has been funded by the Queensland
Feral Pest Initiative. Funding for
the Southern Downs Regional Council Queensland Feral Pest Initiative project is
provided through the Queensland Government to support the growth of a
productive and prosperous food and fibre sector in Queensland.
Some of the topics covered include predicting
will dog movements and breeding cycles, control activities, the history of wild
dog activity in the area, known dog routes and key baiting areas, the use of
1080 baits, identifying signs of pest animals and more.
All landowners in the Goomburra and surrounding areas
of Main Range are
encouraged to attend the day to find out more about wild dogs and what can be
done to control them. Council is
encouraging participation from all landholders, regardless of whether they run
stock or not.
Some landholders may not be aware they have wild dogs living on or
travelling through their land.
The same control and planning day will be
held at Karara on Thursday, 15 February at Karara Hall from 9:00am – 3:15pm.
Please RSVP to Mandy Craig, Granite Borders
Landcare, Tenterfield, on 02 67 363 500.