Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Baiting Reducing Feral Pigs

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Baiting Reducing Feral Pigs

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Byline: Ali Kuchel

BEFORE July Flagstone Creek grazier Bruce Greer was seeing 15 wild pigs on his property every day.

But after participating in the Lockyer Valley Regional Council's (LVRC) baiting program, he said most had disappeared.

"I had more of a pig problem than a wild dog problem," Mr Greer said.

Mr Greer participated in the LVRC baiting program in July and distributed 20 baits across his 460 acre property.

As part of the baiting rules and regulations, graziers are required to pick up and destroy any uneaten baits seven days after distributing them across the property.

"Out of the 20 baits I put out I only collected four," Mr Greer said.

"I've got working dogs of my own and I don't want to knock one of them off."

During the baiting program the LVRC distributed 2500 baits to property owners in the Lockyer Valley.

But he wished more people would get involved.

"Before I started shooting, trapping and baiting, I was seeing 15-20 pigs per day," he said. …

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