Aerial fox baiting

Published 02 Mar 2016 
about  Boolcoomatta Reserve  
Bait slot in plane door.<br/> Bait slot in plane door.
Bait dispenser.<br/> Bait dispenser.
Safe storage of unused baits in hanger.<br/> Safe storage of unused baits in hanger.
Boys checking out the plane.<br/> Boys checking out the plane.
Unused baits and empty bait bags.<br/> Unused baits and empty bait bags.

Last weekend we were part of a co-ordinated effort to aerial bait for foxes in the Olary Ranges. 

This is a long term partnership with the Bounceback Program in South Australia.

The hills at Boolcoomatta are the eastern extent of the Olary ranges and are operationally difficult to bait for foxes from the ground. 

Next week, we ground bait the boundaries and internal tracks, following a well-established feral control program to minimise the effects of feral predation on our native fauna.

For eight years now we've not had a recording of foxes at Boolcoomatta, evidence that this co-ordinated and systematic program is effective.

Bait dispenser.<br/> Bait dispenser.
Safe storage of unused baits in hanger.<br/> Safe storage of unused baits in hanger.
Boys checking out the plane.<br/> Boys checking out the plane.
Unused baits and empty bait bags.<br/> Unused baits and empty bait bags.