The NSW Government has dropped baits across a distance close to the entire length of Russia in its largest-ever spring baiting program.
Local Land Services (LLS) figures obtained by The Land show there were 8969 kilometres of bait lines and 197,365 baits deployed in spring 2020 compared to 4707km and 57,287 baits in the previous year.
It comes as landholders gear up for the government’s autumn baiting program.
Last year’s program saw more than 250,000 baits deployed on properties across NSW covering roughly 2.5 million hectares.
Northern Tablelands LLS team leader Mark Tarrant said bushfires had been a contributing factor to the number of wild dogs that had moved from their normal habitat.
“Bushfires have drawn dogs out or moved them into…