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Shooters want a doubling of cash bounty for fox control | Farm Online



It has been a good season for pest animals like foxes in the southern states.

It has led to a call for a doubling of the $10 cash bounty paid in Victoria, still the only government reward scheme of its type.

Hunters there say fox numbers are on the rise following a good season and have called for the bounty to be increased, but agencies say shooting alone will not control numbers.

The bounty was introduced in 2011 and pays $10 per fox scalp and $120 for wild dog skins.

Collection points are open from March until October.

At the end of this season, close to one million scalps will have been submitted since the program began.

In the east of the state at Nerrena, dairy farmer Josh Greaves shoots between 200 and 400 foxes each year around…

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