The National Wild Dog Management Coordination Committee meeting held in Sydney on Thursday 29 January 2020 discussed the support available for prevention of wild dog impacts on bushfire affected producers.
The committee, including Livestock SA’s Geoff Power, oversees the National Wild Dog Action Plan, a strategy that ensures Australian producers have best practice management tools and advice to minimise impacts on livestock.
There is a variety of different lethal and non-lethal tools available to control wild dogs. These include poison baits, traps, shooting, fencing, guard animals and aversion techniques (such as lights, alarms, and flagging). Not all tools are useful for a given area; each tool varies in its effectiveness, depending on a range of factors specific to the local situation. The use of many control tools is also subject to various laws and regulations. Wild dog control officers are familiar with these and are able to advise people on what is and is not permitted in your local area.
For more information regarding tools and strategies for wild dog management: