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Local winner in Fox and Wild Dog Lotto

Photo caption: Murray Local Land Services Senior Biosecurity Officer, Mick Mullins, congratulates Deniliquin landholder Geoff Mitchell on his win in Fox and Wild Dog Lotto.A Deniliquin landholder is the first weekly winner in Fox & Wild Dog Lotto, a competition being run by Murray Local Land Services to encourage the control of foxes and wild dogs.

Local Land Services is keen to recognise the efforts of farmers who participate in programs to control foxes and wild dogs over wide areas of farmland and forest.

Both are a serious threat to lamb survival and also decimate small native animals such as glider possums, birds and lizards that are part of a healthy environment.

Geoff Mitchell entered the competition draw by buying baits from Murray Local Land Services recently to control foxes. He won the bag of dog food and is still in the running for the grand prize of an aluminium boat package that will be drawn at the Henty Machinery Field Days in September.

Murray Local Land Services Manager of Biosecurity and Emergency Services, Geoff Corboy, said that the response from landholders in the first week of the competition had been encouraging.

“We’re really pleased to see how local farmers are responding to the publicity around fox and wild dog control and joining in the competition,” he said.

“The more people who get on board, the more impact we can have on reducing lamb losses and reducing the number of foxes next season.”

Entry forms are available from Murray Local Land Services offices. Just scan your photo of fox or wild dog control and email to foxdog.lotto@lls.nsw.gov.au, or buy baits from Local Land Services up until 15 September.

Photo caption: Murray Local Land Services Senior Biosecurity Officer, Mick Mullins, congratulates Deniliquin landholder Geoff Mitchell on his win in Fox and Wild Dog Lotto.

Media contact: Matt Lane, Murray Local Land Services, 02 6051 2252, 0427 459 755, matt.g.lane@lls.nsw.gov.au