Fox shoot back to raise funds for RFDS

Foxes shot at last year’s event.
Foxes shot at last year’s event.

Stockbrands Co will donate $5 to the Royal Flying Doctor Service for every fox or feral cat shot during the weekend.

South East Avon Voluntary Regional Organisation of Councils environment officer Jen Vincent said during its seven-year history more than $100,000 had been raised for the RFDS.

The initiative is part of the Red Card for Rabbits and Foxes program, which is a community-based feral animal control program that operates across the agricultural regions of WA and includes co-ordinated fox shoots and community baiting programs.

‘We also encourage all landholders to bait at this time of the year ” 1080 is a very effective bait against foxes and rabbits, and autumn is an ideal time to bait due to lack of other food sources,’ Ms Vincent said.

‘It is recommended that neighbouring farmers bait at the same time to achieve maximum impact. Farmers in the Shires of Beverley and York are eligible to apply to get subsidised baits.’

For more information, contact Jen Vincent on 9645 1607 or email epo@quairading. wa.gov.au for more information.

The program is supported by the Australian and Western Australian governments through regional natural resource management groups including Wheatbelt NRM, South West Catchment Councils and South Coast NRM.