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The Fraser Coast Regional Council has introduced a bounty claim system as an incentive to help reduce environmental, economical and social impacts from feral pigs and wild dog/dingo/dingo hybrids.
These feral animals are Class 2 pests and all landowners have a legal obligation to control these pests on their lands.
Wild dogs are non-domestic dogs, including dingoes and dingo hybrids. They are present throughout the state and kill, harass or maim sheep and cattle, domestic pets, native wildlife and other domestic animals. They are known vectors for other diseases capable of impacting on humans and livestock.
Feral pigs (Sus scrofa) are one of the most widespread and damaging pest animals to the environment and agricultural production. Feral pigs in Australia are descendants of various subspecies of the domestic pig, accidental and deliberate releases of domestic and semi-feral pigs have resulted in a large feral population. Feral Pigs:
Bounty Claims (Wild Dogs and Feral Pigs)
Bounty claims for the whole of the Fraser Coast Regional Council area must be taken to the Maryborough Landfill on Saltwater Creek Road, Maryborough.
Download a Claim Form or call into Council’s Customer Service Centres to collect one.
European red foxes are adaptable and can be found in a variety of habitats that range from deserts to urban environments but exclude the tropics, depending on the local availability of food and shelter. Foxes are opportunistic feeders that will eat fruit, invertebrates, small mammals, frogs, fish, and birds. They are a threat to the survival of many ground-dwelling native animals, such as rock wallabies. In rural Australia, foxes kill a significant number of lambs and goat kids.
Feral cats are distributed throughout Queensland. They are highly adaptable animals that can survive and reproduce in all habitats. Few environmental factors limit their distribution.
Eighteen (18) deer species were introduced into Australia in the late 19th and early 20th Century, 6 species survived - chital, red deer, rusa deer, fallow deer, hog deer and samba deer – and have formed viable wild populations. Impacts from deer can cause damage to:
Control methods for these pests include:
Management of these pests sometimes requires a combination of methods, and coordination of programs led by the Fraser Coast Regional Council, community and/or landowners for adequate control.
Rabbits have spread throughout Queensland, their pest status is mostly due to their enormous breeding capacity (18–30 young per female per year), which enables them to repopulate rapidly after droughts or control campaigns.