Southern Downs Regional Council local laws pest management officer Geoff Pitstock injects pieces of meat with the 1080 poison used for wild dog baiting.
Southern Downs Regional Council local laws pest management officer Geoff Pitstock injects pieces of meat with the 1080 poison used for wild dog baiting. Sophie Lester

Council cracks down on wild dogs

SOUTH Burnett Regional Council is taking steps towards controlling our wild dog and feral pig numbers..

The council will work in conjunction with Biosecurity Queensland to participate in a coordinated wild dog and feral pig baiting program.

Landholders have a legislative responsibility to control declared pests on their land.

Participation in the South Burnett Councils baiting program will be an effective way to meet this responsibility.

A failure to control wild dogs and feral pigs can result in livestock losses, attacks on domestic pets and the loss of native fauna.

Baiting stations will be held throughout the South Burnett from September 10 to 17.

All participants must register their intention of attending a baiting station no later than Friday August 31.

For more information, and to register your interest, contact Council stock route and pest officer Kerry Hayes on 4189 9312.