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Wild dog trapping workshop

News release
07 October 2016

Natural Resources Northern and Yorke in conjunction with PIRSA Biosecurity SA, is bringing a wild dog trapping workshop to the Flinders Ranges this month where participants will learn about management options for wild dogs.

Natural Resources Northern and Yorke Community Team Leader Kate Pearce said the workshop will provide a great opportunity for landholders to undertake small group training with well-regarded trapper and trainer, Paul Billsborough from Wildpest Management.

“This one and half day workshop covers a range of topics from basic equipment for trapping and how to set a trap, to legal responsibilities and regulations and health and safety obligations, that are essential skills for landholders to undertake effective wild dog trapping on their property,” Mrs Pearce said.

“As reported sightings and stock attacks south of the dog fence increase, wild dogs - which are a declared pest south of the Dog Fence under the Natural Resources Management Act 2004 - are becoming more of an issue in the upper north than they have been previously.”

‘Wild dog’ is the term used to describe pure dingoes, hybrid dingoes and feral domestic dogs. These animals can cause significant damage to livestock production enterprises, particularly sheep and goat producers, through predation and disease transfer.

Landholders are responsible for the satisfactory control of wild dogs on properties south of the dog fence under the Natural Resources Management Act 2004.

“This free workshop will provide landholders with the tools and information to feel confident in carrying out appropriate management of wild dogs,” Mrs Pearce said.

Workshop details:

Saturday, 29 and Sunday, 30 OctoberYarrah Vale, 15 kilometres north of QuornOvernight accommodation and meals are includedPlaces are limited, please RSVP by 24 October, 2016

The workshop is funded by the Australian Government’s Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper.

For more information and to register, please contact Kate Pearce on (08) 8658 1086 or 0429 362 002 or email kate.pearce@sa.gov.au.

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