Western and Central EP fox baiting groups

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Western and Central Eyre Peninsula land managers are encouraged to collect free fox baits from Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula at one of the 20 convenient local group fox bait distribution days, beginning Tuesday 19 February in Smoky Bay and extending until Thursday 7 March.

The group bait distribution days offer farmers a time and place to collect fox baits in their area, in order to maximise the number of neighbouring properties baiting simultaneously, and to also discuss anything in other Natural Resources Management related questions they may have relation to weed control, pest management and stock water issues for example.

Natural Resources Officer Andrew Sleep said that in order to get the best results from fox baiting efforts land managers should work together to undertake baiting at the same time.

“Following on from a hot dry summer is the ideal time to bait. Food sources are low and juvenile foxes are on the move so there is an increased chance of bait uptake. Reducing fox numbers before lambing will help reduce the risk of fox predation on lambs. Farmers are encouraged to make the most of this opportunity as it provides Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula with an indication of what the regions requirements are for this service.”

NRM Officers will be at the following locations, to provide information about fox baiting, different bait types and general feral animal control.

  • Elliston, Larry Honner’s Shed – Thursday 21 February 5:30pm
  • Lock, Lock CFS Shed – Friday 22 February 5:00pm
  • Calca, Calca Crossroads- Thursday 7 March 9:30am
  • Chandada, Chandada Hall, Thursday 7 March, 1:30pm
  • Charra, Charra Hall, Wednesday 20 February, 1:30pm
  • Chilpanunda, Chilpi Golf Club, Thursday 21 February, 9:30pm
  • Forrest, Treceina Hollitt’s Farm House, Thursday 21 February, 11:30am
  • Goode, Warren Beattie, Wednesday 20 February, 9:00am
  • Haslam, Haslam CFS Shed, Thursday 21 February, 2:00pm
  • Inkster, Hull’s Driveway, Thursday 7 March,11:30pm
  • Kaldoonera, Poochera Pub, Tuesday 19 February, 9:30am
  • Mamblin/Kyancutta - Chris Heath’s place, Monday 18 February, 8:30 am
  • Mudamuckla, Muddie School, Thursday 14 February, 9:30am
  • Nunjikompita, Nunji Hall, Tuesday 19 February, 1:30pm
  • Penong, Westies Tennis Courts, Wednesday 20 February, 11:30am
  • Smoky Bay, Smoky Bay CFS Shed, Tuesday 19 February 6:00pm
  • Streaky Bay & Sceale Bay, DEW Shed Opposite Silos, Wednesday 6 March 9:30am
  • Wudinna - Ryan Dubois’s place, Monday 18 February, 10:00 am
  • Wirrulla, Wirrulla Pub, Tuesday 19 February, 11:30am
  • Yaninnee - Yaninnee tennis courts, Friday 1 March, 8:30 am.

Land managers are reminded to please bring along a labelled bucket with a sealed lid to collect baits.

Last year 45,800 baits were distributed to land managers across Eyre Peninsula. 6,976 baits went to Central Eyre Peninsula and 10,200 went to Western Eyre peninsula. Over 50,000 baits have been distributed across Western and Central Eyre Peninsula National and Conservation Parks to help conserve native fauna such as goannas, ground-nesting birds, malleefowl and small native mammals.

Fox baits are also available from all Natural Resources EP offices throughout the year.

Call your local office to make an appointment or contact the Natural Resource Centre, Ceduna on 8688 3144.

For the full list of Eyre Peninsula bait distribution days visit: www.landscape.sa.gov.au/ep

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