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Feral Fighters

Feral fighters logoInvasive species have no place in our landscape. The ability and responsibility to manage feral animals rest with every land manager. Feral Fighters are local landholders who work together in groups to bait and control pest animals. They bait simultaneously to cover a wide area, which results in a better knockdown.

We have locked in almost 50 bait collection points for August and September 2019. For full information on this year's spring program, click here to view the booklet.

Why become a Feral Fighter?

By joining the Feral Fighters program and becoming a Feral Fighter you are making a commitment to your neighbours, community, local industries and the environment. Feral management requires commitment and a collaborative approach. Group control programs have proven to reduce feral populations over broad areas with more sustainable outcomes

What are the benefits of Feral Fighters?

By registering to become a Feral Fighter you will receive:

  • Free vertebrate pesticide induction training
  • Free biosecurity farm gate signs for each participant's first fox/wild dog bait collection at one of our bait collection days during the year
  • Rabbit control - access to free RHDV K5 viability testing for group participants
  • Up to date information and support from Murray Local Land Services

I don't have livestock. Why should I bait?

The economic impact of pest animals is estimated to be $170 million in NSW. This affects all landholders, including croppers. Pests cause significant damage to crops, pastures, trees, natural landscapes and native animals.

What are my responsibilities?

All land managers have a General Biosecurity Duty under the NSW Biosecurity Act 2015. This duty requires that anyone who knows or ought to reasonably know about a biosecurity risk has a duty to prevent, eliminate or minimise that risk as far as reasonably practicable. Under the Act you may be issued with a Biosecurity Undertaking or a Biosecurity Direction should you fail to comply with your General Biosecurity Duty. It is important to note, as a land manager you also have biosecurity obligations to your neighbours. 
See pages 9 & 10 in the 2019 Feral Fighters booklet for more information.

How do I collect baits?

  • You must call the Biosecurity Officer listed for your chosen location at least three days beforehand. They will step you through what you need to know about bait collection
  • On the day it’s vital you have a safe way of transporting your baits home - they can’t be in the vicinity of children, animals or foodstuff. Many landholders lock them in a toolbox on the tray of the ute
  • You also need to bring your current certification card (see below)

What training do I need?

  • We run a short training course regularly which allows you to use 1080 and Pindone baits on your property. The three-hour course gives you a clear understanding of 1080 and Pindone use and their legal obligations. The AQF chemical application courses remain a requirement for use of any other pesticide
  • The training courses are delivered by Local Land Services Biosecurity Officers and cover topics such as baiting techniques, toxicity, storage, transport, legislation and Work Health and Safety. Those completing the course will be issued a certification card and will remain accredited to use 1080 and Pindone for five years. No fee is charged to ratepayers for the course.

Vertebrate Pesticide Induction Training – dates and locations

21 August

10:00am

Moulamein Bowling Club, Endeavour Drive, bookings 03 5881 9900

23 August

9:30am

Deniliquin LLS office, 449 Charlotte St, bookings 03 5881 9900

27 August

9:30am

Holbrook Library, Holbrook, bookings 1300 795 299

29 August

9:30am

Jerilderie LLS office, 6 Jerilderie St, bookings Stuart Watson 0427 010 894 or 03 5886 1203

2019 bait collection points

Albury and surrounds

All baits must be ordered a minimum of 3 days prior to the collection date. During the program baits will be available from the Albury office every Wednesday and Friday, by appointment only. To place an order contact: Stephen Wilson (0427 362 618).

Tuesday 10 September

9:30am

Glenellen Fire Shed

Tuesday 10 September

10:00am

Walla Walla Football Ground

Tuesday 10 September

10:40am

Culcairn AGnVET

Tuesday 10 September

11:15am

Henty AGnVET

Tuesday 10 September

11:45am

Cookardinia Hall

Tuesday 10 September

12:45pm

Wymah/Bowna Shire Shed

Tuesday 10 September

2:00pm

Albury LocalLand Services office - 931 Garland Ave.

Thursday 12 September

9:30am

Burrumbuttock Football Ground

Thursday 12 September

10:00am

Walbundrie Football Ground

Thursday 12 September

10:40am

Brocklesby Hall

Thursday 12 September

11:30am

Howlong Football Ground

Thursday 12 September

12:00pmBungowannah Fire Shed

Deniliquin and surrounds

All baits must be ordered a minimum of 3 days prior to the collection date. During the program baits will be available from the Deniliquin office every Wednesday and Friday, by appointment only. To place an order contact: Sally Osborne (0407 496 714), Dan Walsh (0417 255 621), John Nolan (0428 629 278) or Deniliquin LLS office (03 5881 9900).

Tuesday 27 August

8:00am

Bullatale Fire Shed (cooked breakfast, local coordinator Richard Metcalfe 5882 1187)

Tuesday 27 August

10:30am

Noorumboon Woolshed, Tocumwal Rd (local coordinator Greg  Sandford 5882 5977, Greg Thorley 5882 5927)

Tuesday 27 August1:30pmPretty Pine Recreation Ground (local coordinator Michael Mullins 0438 714 810)
Thursday 29 August8:30amFairview, Conargo (cooked breakfast, local coordinator Michael Pisasale 0428 629 458 or 5884 6666)

Thursday 29 August

12:00pm

Pine Leigh, Mayrung (local coordinator Robert Wettenhall  0427 141 079)

Tuesday 3 September

7:45am

Bunnaloo Hall (cooked breakfast, local coordinator Robert Caldwell 5489 7242)

Tuesday 3 September

10.30am

Woodfield Woolshed Moama (local coordinator Kerry Barlow  5483 2222, Luke Barlow 0428 838 258)

Tuesday 3 September

1:00pm

Mathoura Station machinery shed (BBQ lunch, local coordinator  Nic Bliss 0438 647 405)

Thursday 5 September

8:30am

Junabong shearing shed (cooked breakfast, Kate Comb 0428 629 336)

Thursday 5 September

11:00am

Caldwell Hall (Dan Walsh 0417 255 621)

Holbrook and surrounds

All baits must be ordered a minimum of 3 days prior to the collection date. During the program baits will be available from the Holbrook office every Tuesday and Thursday, by appointment only. To place an order contact: Claire Hockley (0419 839 049).

Tuesday 10 September

8:30am

Holbrook LLS office

Tuesday 10 September

10:30am

Rosewood Store

Tuesday 10 September

11:45am

Tumbarumba Showground

Tuesday 10 September

1:30pm

The Glen/Mannus Fire Shed

Thursday 12 September

8:30am

Woomargama Hotel

Thursday 12 September

9:30am

Lankey's Creek Hall

Thursday 12 September

10:15am

Jingellic Shop

Thursday 12 September

11:15am

Tooma Hotel

Thursday 12 September

12:15pmKhancoban NPWS office

Jerilderie and surrounds

All baits must be ordered a minimum of 3 days prior to the collection date. During the program baits will be available from the Jerilderie office every Wednesday and Friday, by appointment only. To place an order contact: Stuart Watson (0427 010 894), Roger Harris (0427 010 892) or Jerilderie LLS office (03 5886 1203).

Tuesday 3 September

9:00am-10:00am

Boree Creek Rural Fire Service shed (cooked breakfast, local coordinators Jason Marsh 0427 298 655, Matt McLean
0428 698 651)

Tuesday 3 September

12:30pm-1:30pm

Urana Sale Yards (local coordinator Andy Dore 0427 208 074)

Wednesday 4 September

8:00am-9:00am

Jerilderie LLS depot (cooked breakfast, Roger Harris 0427 010 892, Stuart Watson 0427 010 894)

Thursday 5 September

12:30pm-1:30pm

Buraja TSR, Lowesdale (Stuart Watson 0427 010 894)

Moulamein and surrounds

All baits must be ordered a minimum of 3 days prior to the collection date. During the program baits will be available from the Moulamein office every Wednesday and Friday, by appointment only. To place an order contact: Chris Lucas (0429 951 221).

Tuesday 10 September

9:00am

Koraleigh Fire Shed (cooked breakfast, local coordinator Brian Hoare  0429 302 595)

Tuesday 10 September

12:00pm

Kyalite Reserve (local coordinator Gavin Spinks 0419 255 501)

Thursday 12 September

9:30am

Woods Lane corner, Cunninyeuk (local coordinator Sue Pearse 5034 3500)

Thursday 12 September

12:00pm

Tumble Down, Waddy Bridge (local coordinator Rodney Dunn 5034 5232)

Tuesday 17 September

9:00am

Moulamein LLS office (Chris Lucas 0429 951 221)

Tuesday 17 September

1:00pm

Yanga Workshop, Sturt Highway (Chris Lucas 0429 951  221)