NSW will look closely at the results of the Victorian fox and wild dog bounty before committing to a bounty in that state.
NSW Farmers have called on the NSW Government to immediately introduce a bounty on wild dogs and foxes.
However, while NSW Primary Industries Minister Katrina Hodgkinson did not reject the idea, she said she would wait to see the results of Victoria's bounty.
"We need to ensure taxpayers get best value for their dollar in this area," Ms Hodgkinson said.
"In order to properly consider a bounty scheme, we would need more information on the cost, compliance and regulation, and effectiveness of such a scheme.
"To that end, I am looking forward to seeing the Victorian Governments evaluation of the current bounty scheme."
NSW Farmers made the call after Victoria doubled the bounty for wild dogs from $50 to $100.
NSW Farmers President Fiona Simson said members along the NSW/Victorian border were struggling to understand why their neighbours on the southern side of the border were being offered additional incentives to help manage the problem when the same opportunities did not exist in NSW.
Ms Simson said NSW landholders are reporting one of the worst pest animal seasons theyve experienced with wild dogs in particular.
She said pest animals were costing Australian agriculture, urban areas and our natural environment approximately $1 billion each year.
"That doesnt even take into account the social costs which can be devastating to our farming families," she said.