Support for Fox and Wild Dog Program continues
Agriculture Victoria has confirmed more than 1000 Victorians have supported the Fox and Wild Dog Bounty program in Victoria during 2021.
Agriculture Victoria Biosecurity Manager Jason Wishart thanked all those who have participated in the 2021 Victorian Fox and Wild Dog Bounty.
“The Bounty is a Victorian Government incentive program designed to encourage community participation in fox and wild dog management, and that’s exactly what we’ve seen this year,” he said.
“Participants submit entire fox scalps for a $10 reward and entire wild dog body parts for a $120 reward during scheduled collection times.”
The Victorian Fox and Wild Dog Bounty has been running in Victoria since 2011 and in that time more than 940,000 fox scalps and 4,200 wild dog body parts have been collected.
In 2021 the numbers were slightly lower than normal with 65,915 fox scalps and 309 wild dog body parts received from 1,136 participants.
“These numbers were achieved with reduced mobility and temporary suspensions of collections due to COVID-19 restrictions," Wishart.
"So, although this is lower than other years, it is still a tremendous effort.”
Victorian Fox and Wild Dog Bounty collections are closed for the summer period and will recommence in March 2022.
For further information on the Victorian Fox and Wild Dog Bounty visit www.agriculture.vic.gov.au/bounty.