Feral herbivore control at Buckaringa

Feral herbivore control at Buckaringa

Goats and rabbits occur at moderate to high densities in the region.

AWC has an ongoing goat control program using a combination of trapping/mustering and shooting.  Shooting is carried out from the ground and in aerial operations (in conjunction with the local NRM Board).  The population of goats on Buckaringa is now very low, although invasion from neighbouring properties is an ongoing issue.

206 goats mustered or trapped and 126 goats shot in 2017.

Rabbit control includes shooting by staff members and accredited, licenced volunteers.  Previously, more than 120 warrens have been ripped and destroyed.  Blasting of an additional 50 hard to reach warrens has also been undertaken.  Rabbits are baited as required.