Bait distribution days to help outfox destructive predator

8 February 2021

Landholders are invited to band together in the fight against foxes through a coordinated baiting program across the Northern and Yorke region.

The Northern and Yorke Landscape Board will distribute fox baits for registered landholders to collect at the end of February and in early March as part of the program.

Peter Angus, Mallala sheep farmer and Northern and Yorke Landscape Board Member, said he had worked with the Landscape team for more than 27 years to control foxes on his property.

“I’ve used fox baits to successfully protect my stud White Suffolk ewes and lambs since 1993 when I set up my stud,” he said.

“Some of my cropping neighbours regularly report finding dead foxes in their paddocks, which lets me know the baits work well.”

Landscape Officer Ben Page said the best results for reducing foxes were achieved when neighbours worked together to coordinate baiting. 

“Foxes don’t stay within property boundaries, so baiting at a landscape scale increases the likelihood of impacting fox populations,” he said.

“The Board organises twice-yearly baiting programs in autumn and spring. This autumn program is critical to target young foxes before they establish new territories.”

The Northern and Yorke Landscape Board has scheduled a series of collection days across the region to distribute fox baits. In some districts, these are available at a discounted price.

It is important to register to attend your nearest collection point by completing the forms available online.

All locations, dates and times are also listed on this webpage. To speak to a Landscape Officer about the bait distribution days, please contact the Northern and Yorke Landscape Board on 8841 3444 or email ny.landscapeboard@sa.gov.au

 

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