Council and BMRG hosting Feral Animal Management Workshops

THE council has teamed up with the Burnett Mary Regional Group to present a series of Feral Animal Management Workshops across the Fraser Coast.

Councillor for primary production and rural infrastructure James Hansen said the sessions were free and would offer advice on a number of crucial topics including options for controlling feral pigs, cats, dogs and foxes as well as accessories for safe trapping.

He said feral animals were a real problem for farmers and primary producers across the Fraser Coast.

"These seminars can be very beneficial and I urge those who are having problems with managing feral animals to come along," Cr Hansen said.

Other topics covered include:

  • Why drought assistance funding has been made available for a feral animal control project
  • What control options are available in this funded project
  • What do you have to do to be part of the project
  • What is the expectation at the end of this project
  • Learn how to successfully set foothold, caged and pig traps
  • Learn the tips and tricks of using lures/scents and disguise traps to enhance capture rates
  • Learn how to prepare and lay baits to get the best results for control of feral pigs, wild dogs, rabbits and European foxes

The workshops will be run by the council's vector and pest management staff.

Places are limited so those interested need to RSVP by phoning 1300 794 929 or 0427 125 338 by March 12.

Details

  • Saturday, March  21, 9am - 2pm, Teebar Hall, Teebar
  • Saturday, March  21, 9am - 2pm, Tiaro Memorial Hall, Tiaro
  • Saturday, March 28, 9am - 2pm, Woocoo Hall, Oakhurst
  • Saturday, March 28, 9am - 2pm, Howard State School, Howard