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Fox baiting distribution

News release
17 February 2016

Feb 2016

Landholders on Western Eyre Peninsula are invited to attend group fox baiting days to help them plan their fox control programs.

Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula Natural Resources Officer Andrew Sleep said the baiting days would begin on Monday, 15 February and continue until Tuesday, 15 March at locations across the region.

“Free fox baits will be available to eligible landholders, and NREP staff will be on hand to discuss property baiting programs,” Mr Sleep said.

“Research by the Department of Primary Industries and Regions SA indicates that sheep producers who work with their neighbours to bait at the same time in a well-coordinated program can increase their lambing percentages by up to 20 per cent.

“It also showed that the greatest increases in lambing result from baiting strategically twice a year: in autumn before winter lambing and during the spring fox breeding season.

“Other land managers bait as a good neighbour gesture or to protect wildlife on their properties.”

Foxes are estimated to cost Australia’s environment and economy about $230 million a year.

In 2015, Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula distributed more than 20,000 fox baits to landholders across the region.

Limited numbers of dried kangaroo meat baits will be available at the group baiting days depending on landholders’ previous usage. Bring along a bucket with a sealable lid or buy a bucket from NREP when you collect your baits.

Commercially-produced baits such as Foxoff are also available from all NREP offices. Commercial baits can be stored for months and cost $30 for a bucket of 20.

For news, updates and reminders, follow Natural Resources EP on Twitter @EPNRM.

For more information please, contact Andrew Sleep (Ceduna Natural Resources Centre) on 0428 252 442 or andrew.sleep@sa.gov.au, Luke Nettle (Wudinna Office) 0448 891 082 or luke.nettle@sa.gov.au or Ian Quinn (Elliston Office) 0427 261 793 or ian.quinn@sa.gov.au.

Fox baiting distribution days will be held at various opening times in the following locations across Western Eyre Peninsula:

1. Mudamuckle – Muddie School, 15 February 9.30am

2. Calca - Calca Crossroads, 1 March 9.30am

3. Chandada - Chandada Hall, 1 March 2:30pm

4. Inkster - Hulls Driveway, 1 March 11:30pm

5. Charra - Charra Hall, 2 March 12:00 midday

6. Goode - Warren Beatties Farm House, 2 March 9:30am

7. Forrest - Treceina Hollitts Farm House, 3 March 12:00 midday

8. Haslam - Haslam CFS Shed 3 March, 9:00am

9. Chilpanunda - Chilpi Golf Club, 8 March 9:30am

10. Streaky Bay/Sceales Bay - DEWNR Shed, Opposite Silos, 8 March 9:30am

11. Smoky Bay - Smoky Bay CFS Shed, 9 March 6:00pm

12. Kaldoonera - Poochera Pub, 10 March 9:30am

13. Nunjikompita - Nunji Hall, 10 March 1:30pm

14. Wirrulla - Wirrulla Pub, 10 March 11:30am

15. Penong - Westies Tennis Courts, 15 March 9:00am

Central Eyre Peninsula

1. Koongawa - Koongawa Tennis Court's, 2 March 9:00am

2. Mamblin - Darren Obrien's, 2 March 1:00pm

3. Warramboo/Kopi - Warramboo CFS shed, 3 March 9:00am

4. Kyancutta - Chris Heath's, 3 March 1:00pm

5. Wudinna – Dumonte, 4 March 9:00am

6. Yaninee - Yaninee Tennis Courts, 4 March 1:00pm

7. Minnipa - Jack Goslings "Greswitz's", 7 March 9:00am

8. Mount Damper - Wootoona Corner, 7 March 1:00pm

9. Palkagee - Phil Woores house, 7 March 8:30am

10. Elliston - Larry Honners shed, 9 March 5:30pm

11. Port Kenny – Nathan Little’s house, 11 March 8:30am

12. Lock – Lock CFS Shed, 18 March 5:00pm

More information

Communications and Engagement Officer

8688 3111

dewnr.nrepadmin@sa.gov.au