Scalp per minute at first fox collection

FARMERS and hunters in Western Victoria are cashing in on the Victorian Coalition Government’s fox and wild dog bounty scheme, with collection centres opening across the region this week.

Minister for Agriculture and Food Security Peter Walsh said the equivalent of a scalp per minute was collected at Ballarat yesterday with a total of 123 scalps handed in over the two hour collection period.

“Considering October is not the best time to hunt foxes, the bounty is off to a strong start with 82

scalps being handed in at Colac and a further 28 in Geelong today,” Mr Walsh said.

“The bounty, which can also be claimed on wild dogs, is rewarding hunters for their contribution to fox and wild dog control.

“Victorian farmers and hunters will receive $10 for each fox killed and $50 for each wild dog killed.”

In Ballarat for the first collection yesterday, Member for Western Region David O’Brien said feedback from hunters about the bounty had been very positive.

“The $4 million bounty was a key election commitment to help stop foxes and wild dogs from preying on livestock and native animals.

“To receive the bounty, hunters are required to submit an entire fox scalp including both ears, the skin surrounding both eyes and the nose,” Mr O’Brien said.

For the wild dog bounty, eligible applicants will need to submit a skin piece consisting of a single piece of skin and fur running from the snout, incorporating the ears, along the animal’s back and including the tail.

There are 21 collection points across regional Victoria for fox scalps and eight collection centres for wild dogs. They will be open two hours per session once every four weeks, excepting major holiday periods.

Mr O’Brien said other collection centres opening this week include Hamilton and Warrnambool.

For opening times and full details of the terms and conditions for the fox and wild dog bounty, go

to 苏州美甲美睫培训学校dpi.vic.gov419论坛/bounty or contact the DPI Customer Service Centre on 136 186.

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