Baits containing the poison 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) are commonly used to reduce wild dog (Canis familiaris) (feral domestic dogs, dingoes and their hybrids) numbers in Australia. In 2009 we attempted to determine the optimal number of control devices (traps and bait stations) required to achieve a given reduction in wild dogs. Despite an extensive trapping effort by wild dog controllers over several weeks at four sites, only three dogs were captured. The project was refocused to provide more generalised information on the effectiveness of buried baiting as a tool for the control of wild dogs. This project aimed to quantify the effectiveness of buried baiting during autumn and early winter by assessing dog activity before and after a poisoning operation.
|Secondary title||Technical Report Series No. 213|
|Author||Alan Robley, Luke Woodford, Michael Lindeman, Greg Ivone, Mathew Beach, Ian Campbell, John Blair, Glenn Lineham and Wayne Peters|
|Publisher||Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research|
|Department||Department of Sustainability and Environment|
|ISBN/ISSN||ISBN 978-1-74343-945-8 (online)|