The following advice was issued by DWELP for the week commencing 4th May 2020. DOG OWNERS PLEASE TAKE NOTE.
Just to let you know that Matt Beach (DELWP Ovens) will be undertaking wild dog trapping around Mt Beauty/Tawonga Sth/Tawonga next week.
He will be setting soft leg traps on the edges of forest tracks and trails, right on the edge of town. Some of the tracks/areas include: Simmonds Creek Road, Simmond Creek Track (runs from the end of Highland Court to Simmonds Creek Road), Vails Road area (forest section), Ryders Spur Track, Diggings Lane, and around some old dozer lines in the vicinity of Vails Hill, Hollands Hill and behind propertys in Tawonga and Tawonga South.
Some of the traps will be on the very edges of these tracks. All appropriate signage will be in place.
Please do not walk your dog off leash in these areas. If you have a dog on a leash, I suggest you walk in the middle of the track, and not let you dog sniff at the track edges. Two domestic dogs were caught last year, when trapping occurred in similar areas.
This information is for you, and for passing onto people that you know, your networks, neighbours, friends etc etc.
For further information, please contact the DELWP office at Ovens – 57 311 222.