Fox baiting in East Gippsland parks
The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning will soon be commencing fox control in the Colquhoun and Kenny State forests, as part of the State Government’s response to the fires that swept through Gippsland last summer.
Project Manager, Andrew Murray said: “Ground dwelling animals are particularly at risk of predation from foxes after a fire. Additional baiting will help these populations recover as quickly as possible.”
“The new areas to be baited are mainly in State forest areas north of Lakes Entrance, north and west of Nowa Nowa, north-east of Swan Reach, east of Bruthen and south of Buchan South,” Mr Murray said.
“For the first six weeks, ‘free feed’ or unpoisoned baits will be used to build up a feeding pattern among the resident foxes.