Barry Mountains - Baiting Program

Please find attached information supplied by Parks Victoria on the Barry Mountains Fox Control project. The fox control project is recommencing on December 2nd for the 2020-21 project cycle. The cycle of baiting will begin with four bait runs occurring weekly, in December, using fresh 1080 poison baits.

The Barry Mountains 1080 poison zone includes areas within the Buffalo River State Forest, Buckland Valley State Forest, Tea Tree Range State Forest (also known as Humffray River SF), and the Alpine National Park. A new satellite area of fox baiting is being re-instated this year in the Mount Cobbler area that includes the Alpine National Park and the Dandongadale State Forest.

Two maps are attached that show the fox control zones and tracks that have bait runs.

The new season letter has information about research on the endangered Long-footed Potoroo in the Barry Mountains and links to track closure updates. Work is continuing in fire-affected areas.

Kenny and Colquhoun Forests - Baiting Program

We are advising hound hunters about the ongoing fox control program in the Kenny and Colquhoun forests. This program was developed in consultation with a number of local hound hunters in an effort to ensure minimum disruption to your activities.

Bait stations in the area in the map attached to this email are baited with UNPOISONED BAITS between 1st April 2021 and 30th November 2021 in order to establish bait visitation by any foxes that re-occupy the area. During the hound hunting season we wish to advise you that there will be TWO 10-day periods when poison baits for foxes will be buried in bait stations in this area:

31st May 2021 to 9th June 2021 (all poison baits removed and REPLACED with unpoisoned baits on the 9th of June) and 30th August 2021 to 8th September 2021 (all poison baits removed and REPLACED with unpoisoned baits on the 8th of September).