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Landholders opportunity to outwit wily fox

News release
02 February 2021

Posted 29 January 2021.

Fox bait distributions days will be on again during February 2021.

To assist landholders manage the detrimental effects of foxes, the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board is offering a group baiting program across the Murraylands district.

Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board Senior District Officer Steve Baltussen said managing the impact of foxes on the local landscape is most successful when neighbouring properties are baited in a coordinated program.

“Foxes are significant pests that can have a large impact on agriculture and the environment through predation, damage to infrastructure, spreading weed seeds and providing a host for some animal diseases,” he said.

“Individual landholders are encouraged to participate in the upcoming program to maximise the positive benefits of a coordinated group approach and achieve a significant reduction in fox numbers in the lead up to lambing,“ Mr Baltussen said.

Pre-ordered fox baits will be provided at a discounted rate for collection at the nominated distribution points listed below.

Create your order by visiting the website and selecting one of the locations and times that suits you. Alternatively information packs are being mailed out which you can fill in and send back to us. If you wish to receive a pack please give us a call.

Fox baiting distribution dates and locations

Thursday 11 February 2021

9:00 am - 11:00 am Karoonda NRM Office or Cooke Plains Hall

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Wanbi Hall (adjacent phone box, Karoonda Highway)

10:00 am - 3:00 pm Coorong National Parks Office (Noonameena)

Tuesday 16 February 2021

9:00 am - 11:00 am Lameroo Landscape Board Office

9.00 am - 3.00 pm Cambrai Landscape Board Office

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Geranium Oval

Thursday 18 February 2021

9:00 am - 11:00 am Wunkar Town Hall carpark or Tailem Bend Football Oval

9:00 am - 2:00 pm Nildottie Hall

Tuesday 23 February 2021

9:00 am - 11:00 am Pinnaroo Museum Car Park or Palmer Oval

1.00 pm - 3.00 pm Murray Bridge Depot (State Flora - Bremer Road)

Landowners who are unable to make a designated day are asked to contact a District Officer to arrange another suitable time for collection.

For more information please contact Senior District Officer Steve Baltussen via email or phone: 8532 9100.

More information, including best practice advice about using 1080 baits for fox control, can be found on the PIRSA website or contact your local District Officer.

This project is supported by the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board through funding from the Landscape levies.

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