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Landholders opportunity to outwit wily fox

News release
01 February 2022

Fox bait distributions days will be on again during February and March 2022.

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.

“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.

Information packs are being mailed to landholders including order forms which need to be returned to the landscape board. If you wish to receive a pack please phone your local District Officer.

Fox baiting distribution dates and locations for 2022

Tuesday 22 February and Thursday 15 March

1 pm-3 pm Murray Bridge Depot (State Flora - Bremer Road)

Wednesday 23 February 2022

9 am-11 am Cooke Plains Hall

1 pm-3 pm Sherlock Township Parking Bay

Thursday 24 February and Thursday 3 March 2022

10 am-3 pm Coorong National Parks Office

Tuesday 1 March 2022

9 am-1 pm Nildottie Hall

2 pm-4 pm Swan Reach Hotel

Wednesday 2 March 2022

9 am-4 pm Karoonda Council Office

Friday 4 March 2022

9 am-11 am Wunkar Town Hall carpark

9 am-11 am Palmer oval

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

Monday 7 March 2022

9 am-3 pm Landscape Office Cambrai

9 am-11 am Pinnaroo Council depot (enter via rear gate)

Wednesday 9 March 2022

9 am-3 pm Landscape Office Lameroo

Thursday 10 March 2022

9 am-11 am Geranium Council depot yard (adjacent fire station)

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

For more information please phone your local Landscape Board office:

Murray Bridge 8532 9100 Karoonda 8578 1493

Cambrai 8564 5154 Lameroo 8532 9100 (Murray Bridge)

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

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

Landholders opportunity to outwit wily fox
To assist landholders manage the detrimental effects of foxes, Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board are offering a group baiting program across the Murraylands District.