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#5345713 - 01/02/16 08:36 AM Question for Australia Dingo trappers
martyd Offline
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Registered: 08/21/11
Posts: 825
Loc: ND, IL,
I seen a tv show this week here in the U.S.A on Dingo's in Australia. Man they look so much like a domestic dog and don't seam to run from man when in countered ? Are they that much of a wild animal ? Do you guys in Australia trap them? Is there a season or need special permit? What size traps and sets work ? Any value for there fur ? Can you tell just by looking at them that they are not a Domestic dog or is it that you know they are a dingo because of the remote location were you seen them or harvested them at? Any pictures if dingos would be great. Thanks.

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#5371929 - 01/18/16 09:13 AM Re: Question for Australia Dingo trappers [Re: martyd]
dingo22 Online   content
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Registered: 12/02/11
Posts: 12
Loc: queensland australia
hi marty,im a bit surprised nobody has answered you so il have a crack at it.






the dingo is much like a domestic dog in many of its traits,there is a lot of debate here about how many of the dingos are actually pure breds or mixed,many believe the only pure bred dingos still around are only found on fraser island.

dna testing is really the only way to tell if a dingo is pure as there are many variations in colours that dingos come in dependant on where they live.there is a lot of people getting into trapping (more all the time from what ive read on facebook sites that im on)there is no season or a special permit needed to trap them at least in my state and the only value in them is for the bounty that is offered in some shires for a strip of skin (10cms) wide from snout to tail,

any of the bigger traps that you guys use for coyotes are good for dingos/wild dogs ive got bridger 3s,mb650s,mb550 and Montana 3s but the jakes and bridger dogless seem to be the most popular traps used,most sets I assume are based much like your flat sets (dirtholes aren't used much)from all that ive read.

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#5394953 - 01/31/16 03:36 PM Re: Question for Australia Dingo trappers [Re: martyd]
martyd Offline
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Registered: 08/21/11
Posts: 825
Loc: ND, IL,
Dingo22 thanks for the great pictures and info. Those dingos seemed to have a little different ear then a dog , short hair , not really fur I guess. So can a trapper cover expenses trapping them ? What kind of money per bounty ? $20.00 each american ? Martyd

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#5494646 - 04/14/16 04:14 AM Re: Question for Australia Dingo trappers [Re: martyd]
dingo22 Online   content
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Registered: 12/02/11
Posts: 12
Loc: queensland australia
hi marty apologies for the delay my computers hard drive got fried,
there is a bounty in tne shire im in,its only 30 dollars but every
bit counts though a trapper would need a lot of country and a lot of
dingos to cover expenses doing it just for the bounty

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#5540257 - 06/02/16 07:27 AM Re: Question for Australia Dingo trappers [Re: martyd]
alpine hunter Offline
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Registered: 11/07/10
Posts: 58
Loc: Australia
Originally Posted By: martyd
I seen a tv show this week here in the U.S.A on Dingo's in Australia. Man they look so much like a domestic dog and don't seam to run from man when in countered ? Are they that much of a wild animal ? Do you guys in Australia trap them? Is there a season or need special permit? What size traps and sets work ? Any value for there fur ? Can you tell just by looking at them that they are not a Domestic dog or is it that you know they are a dingo because of the remote location were you seen them or harvested them at? Any pictures if dingos would be great. Thanks.


Haven't been on t man for quite a while but better late than never!
The dingos in the show were probably filmed in some area where they are protected or used to humans. There are some places (such as Fraser Island) where they caus trouble with campers and have even attacked children.
Dingoes in areas where they are hunted are as much of a wild animal as a coyote or wolf.
The politics and status of dingoes is much debated. On one hand they are a native animal that is the natural predator but on the other they were actually introduced by people around 5-10 thousand years ago - so are they really native?
The other aspect is impact on agriculture which is huge - studies put the figure up towards $100million per year.
Then there is the hybridisation issue. Domestic dogs have been wandering and breeding with dingoes for 200 years now so the dingo population is becoming hybridised. One state has listed the dingo as a threatened species because of this and it is protected but also unprotected and a declared pest animal at the same time!
The dingo is often protected in national parks but free to shoot and trap on private land.
We use predator type sets and anything that would catch a coyote or wolf would also work for dingoes. Mostly we use scent post and flat sets but some dirt holes too. The dirt holes have only really been widely used since internet times.
We have our own Aussie traps but these days it's mostly coyote traps or repurposed beaver traps like Bridger #5.
They do have a particular look that you get used to and it's kinda like being able to tell a coyote from a husky even though they are superficially the same size and colour.
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