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Feral pig bounty to start in Somerset

A FERAL pig bounty will be offered by Somerset Regional Council from January next year.

Published: 19th December 2019

A FERAL pig bounty will be offered by Somerset Regional Council from January next year.

Council will pay $10 for each snout and tail presented at the Esk and Kilcoy works depots on the third Wednesday of the month, starting 15 January 2020.

Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann said the move continued council’s commitment to pest management across the region.

“Feral pigs pose a very real threat to our economic, environmental and social values,” Cr Lehmann said.

“The bounty program will support landholders throughout Somerset as we work together to reduce the numbers of these restricted invasive pest animals.”

Feral pig snouts must be the circular portion of the nose, and the tail must be complete.

They must be supplied in a sealed plastic bag. Multiples in one bag will be accepted, provided they can be divided, checked and counted by the receiving officer.

Details of the Somerset properties where the snouts and tails were taken from must be presented to council prior to the bounty payment.

For more information phone council on 5424 4000.

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