Foxes heading for their holes
The Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board annual fox bait distribution days were held between February and March across 13 sites in the Murraylands region to assist landholders in managing the detrimental effects of foxes.
Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board District Manager Kylie Moritz said we offer the annual group baiting program across the Murraylands district to support our landholders.
“This year, we sold more than 8,000 fox baits and spoke with over 92 landholders,” she said.
“We know that managing the impact of foxes on the local landscape is most successful when neighbouring properties are baited in a coordinated program, so to have so many landholders participating is really pleasing.
“We have also developed a new regional fox bait App to collect fox bait sale information and data.
“This app will enable collation of all the fox bait sales across the region and provide a visual display map showing where fox baiting is occurring across the regional landscape.”
Ms Moritz said the fox bait app will show where people are baiting, where foxes are potentially more of an issue to primary producers and where we have gaps in the baiting program.
“This data will help our district officers identify and better engage with groups of landholders baiting together and increase baiting impact.
“Along with fox baiting conversations, we also had various conversations about rabbit baiting. Many landholders took the opportunity to collect rabbit bait and bait layers to tackle the issue of rabbits on their properties,” Ms Moritz said.
Pre-ordered fox baits were provided at discounted rates for collection at 13 Murraylands sites including, Lameroo, Pinnaroo, Wanbi, Karoonda, Meningie, Nildottie, Palmer, Cambrai and through to Sherlock.
For more information, please contact Kylie Moritz Murraylands District Manager on 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.