THE Victorian Fox Bounty program resumes this month, and applies to all Victorian land holders and residents, provided the entire fox scalps were collected in Victoria.
The government will offer $10 per fox to eligible participants, and payment will be made within 30 days of collections.
There are no payments made on the day of collection.
The most effective means of achieving a sustained reduction in fox numbers is through simultaneous and coordinated community baiting programs, implemented at a landscape scale and supported by other control techniques.
Foxes are established pest animals in Victoria.
They can’t be eradicated from the state and require ongoing management by all public and private landowners.
Effective fox management requires an integrated approach using all available management practices including poison baiting, trapping, exclusion fencing, fumigation and appropriate animal husbandry.
Hunting can play an important role in supporting an integrated management approach.
To view the statewide collection centres locations and dates, go to www.agriculture.vic.gov.au and search fox bounty collection schedule.
Fox bounty program resumes